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

Merganser trapping underway

The Glen Lake merganser trapping team has started to trap and remove merganser broods from North Lake Leelanau. The team trapped and removed a brood of 12 from the far north end of the lake and another brood of 8 near the Leland River. Unfortunately, the team missed a brood of 15 at the South end of Robinson’s Bay last Wednesday because of interference by an individual from shore. This person entered the water just as the birds were approaching the net, and frightened the brood away. He said his action was justified because he does not agree that the... Read more

Kids’ Fishing Day – June 24, 2018

Kids’ fishing day is this Sunday, June 24th from 11AM to 3PM at Veronica Valley Park (3885-, 4243 S Lake Leelanau Dr, Lake Leelanau, MI 49653). Just like previous years, the pond has been stocked and it is free to fish (no license required). A limited number of rods and reels are available if you don’t have one. Free food (hot dogs and pop) will be provided. Read more

Biologist Needed

The Lake Leelanau Lake Association is seeking a part time Freshwater Biologist. We need someone who loves Lake Leelanau and has a strong lake ecology background to conduct and manage water quality efforts. This is a part-time, hourly, contract position (perfect for either a science teacher or retired biologist) requiring a minimum of 200 – 300 hours per year. Minimum Job Skills/Requirements: B.S. and/or M.S. in Biological or Ecological Sciences. Knowledge of freshwater ecology. Must have access to a reliable boat and motor. Good people, team, and writing skills. Computer literate in analytical, word processing, and presentation software. Job Duties:... Read more

Water safety reminder

With late ice coming off many of the lakes, the water is only about 40 degrees in many spots. Remember the deeper you go the colder it gets. This year the lakes are dangerously cold due to cold weather temperatures. Enter the water slowly and make sure it feels comfortable for you and your child. A temperature below 70 degrees is cold to most swimmers. Recommended water temperatures vary depending on the activity and a swimmer’s age, as well as a pregnant women. 82 degrees is a comfortable temperature for recreational swimming for children. Body temperature drops more quickly in... Read more