Volunteers wanted on South Lake Leelanau

The LLLA needs volunteers to assist with research to determine how swimmer’s itch is transmitted between snails and birds on South Lake Leelanau.  The research program this year will involve both old-fashioned bird and snail surveys and highly innovative use of “environmental DNA” techniques.  We need: One or more volunteers to collect water samples from 5 locations on SLL weekly beginning in Mid-May and ending in late October.  Samplers could use either boat or car to travel between sites, but must commit to take samples each week on the same day and time. One or more volunteers to conduct bird... Read more

Board Meeting – Thursday 9/27 at 8:30am

The Association’s next board meeting will take place on Thursday, September 27th, at 8.30am at the Leland Lodge. All Association members are welcome to come, listen and share their opinion on a topic being discussed. Refreshments will be provided. Jeff Sanborn, President Read more

A note from Jeff Sanborn, new LLLA President

Hello – This is Jeff Sanborn, the new President of the Lake Leelanau Lake Association. I am proud to take the reins of this great organization from Nick Fleezanis, who has led us with vision and energy in the fight against swimmers itch and the printing of a new, revised, edition of the Lake Association Handbook. I want to let you know that those items are still very important, but also that there are several other things I would like to see happen in the next two or more years. Firstly, I would like to grow our membership, which prompts... Read more

Annual Meeting – July 26th at 6:30pm

The Lake Leelanau Lake Association will be hosting its Annual Meeting at the Leland Lodge on Thursday, July 26 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. All members and non-members are welcome. Come to hear about what the Lake Association has done this year to improve the quality of the lake. We will have our business meeting and three speakers (see agenda below). All committee board members will be available to take your questions ranging from water quality, fishing. water safety, membership, and communication. Agenda Business Meeting Ron Reimink, Freshwater Solutions, 2018 Projects Jane Perrino, Benzie Conservation Dist., Boat Washing Tricia Denton,... Read more

Leland July 4th parade

The LLLA is in the Leland July 4th parade this year; just a convertible, a banner, and some people walking but all are welcome to attend – the more, the merrier. We will be starting at the intersection of South Street and M-22 at about 3 PM but come earlier if you want to walk with us. Read more

Lake friendly laundry detergents

Lake association members have asked us what type of laundry detergent should they be using so as not to nutrient load the lake. Here is a partial list of such detergents: 1. Meyer’s Clean Dry 2. Arm & hammer – a wide variety available 3. Branch Basics 4. Gain Laundry Detergent 5. Tide Pure Clean 6. Biokleen Laundry Detergent 7. Seventh Generation Free & Clean Laundry Detergent Thanks for helping to keep our lake as pristine as it can be! Read more

Kids fishing day

The kids fishing day last Sunday was another resounding success with over 500 kids, parents, and grandparents attending. Sheriff Mike Borkovich caught both Jeff Sanborn and Nick Fleezanis at the event! We would like to thank all the sponsors and volunteers who make this kids fishing event the best in the midwest! Read more