The Pine Lake Restoration Society originally started off as the Pine Lake Advisory Committee. The committee formed because of rising inquiries about the amount of blue-green algae blooms and unexplained fish kills. In order for testing and technical work to be done, the Pine Lake Advisory committee needed to be formed.

The objective of the committee was to evaluate the condition of the lake and to assess its potential for improvement. In 1992, a detailed field program was conducted at Pine Lake. It was concluded that a long-term objective and goal would be to restore the lake to its natural condition.

Shortly after this, the committee launched a program to attract funding as well as increase community awareness of the lakes water quality challenges.

The committee was granted association status and The Pine Lake Restoration Society was born.

The association consists of a strong core of members and maintains a good relationship with lake interest groups.