Kids Fishing Day Sunday June 30

9th Annual Kids Fishing Day Sunday June 30 Started in 2005 as a joint project between the Lake Association and the Michigan DNR, Kids Fishing Day has grown to where last year over 500 kids and parents enjoyed a day of family fun and fishing at beautiful Veronica Valley Park in Leelanau County. Today the event is backed by a dedicated group of 20 Sponsors and Supporters (listed below). Kids Fishing Day is FREE to all and features fishing for over 1,500 bluegills that are stocked in the pond. Bait and tackle, hotdogs and pop, “fish painting,” nature displays, fly... Read more

Leelanau Clean Water Meeting – Thursday, June 20, 2013 @ 9:00 AM

forwarded by Hugh Farber ———- Forwarded message ———- From: Leelanau Clean Water Please see the attached agenda for the upcoming Leelanau Clean Water Meeting on Thursday, June 20th at 9:00 AM in the Leelanau County Government Center Community Meeting Room. The meeting notes are also attached. Our Presentation will be provided by Matthew Bertrand from the Northwest Michigan Invasive Species Network.  The agenda and meeting notes are also posted online: Kristin Smith, Senior Planner Leelanau County Planning & Community Development 231-256-9812 NEXT HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE (HHW) Collection: Saturday, August 17 at the Government Center. Call 256-9812 for an appointment. Collection is for Leelanau County households Read more

Lake Leelanau Fish Forum: June 21

submitted by Pete Taylor The Lake Leelanau Lake Association, the Michigan DNR, and the Grand Traverse Band have joined together to co-sponsor a Lake Leelanau Fishing Forum to discuss the history and future of the fishery management in Lake Leelanau. Fishery biologists will be discussing all aspects of managing the fish population in Lake Leelanau, and answering questions from attendees. Anyone with an interest in the fish stocking history and survey results over the past several years and the plans for the future of the fishery in Lake Leelanau is invited to attend this forum. The forum will be held... Read more

Brian Allen

The 2013 Leelanau BirdFest: May 29 – June 2, 2013

submitted by Kay Charter, Executive Director: Saving Birds Thru Habitat Again this year, the festival committee has made changes.   To facilitate more web traffic, we have changed our name to Leelanau Peninsula Birding Festival, although we have maintained the same website address:   The name change will improve our ranking on the Internet. We are very pleased that the historic Fountain Point Inn has again offered to be headquarters for the festival. The Inn’s central location, its wonderful facilities and grounds, and its beautiful place on Lake Leelanau make it the perfect place for our event. Other changes include a daily registration fee of $15.00,... Read more

MDEQ-MDNR Fracking Forum

submitted by Wayne Swallow Sent: Thu, Apr 25, 2013 12:07 pm Subject: MDEQ-MDNR Public Forum on Oil & Gas Hi All, below is the link to the announcement on the oil & gas public forum we discussed at today’s [LLLA Board] meeting. It’s May 2nd, 6:30-9 pm at the Holiday Inn.,4561,7-135–300835–,00.html?goback=%2Egde_4898372_member_235015076 Read more

April 23 Leelanau County Planning Commission Meeting

Submitted by Hugh Farber ———- Forwarded message ———- From: Trudy Galla Date: Thu, Apr 18, 2013 at 4:42 PM Subject: April 23, 2013 county planning commission meeting To: Trudy Galla NOTICE OF MEETING: Tuesday – April 23, 2013 – Leelanau County Planning Commission meeting Location: Leelanau Co. Government Center (lower level) Time: 7:00 pm. Agenda, minutes, and meeting materials are online at: All meetings are open to the public. Read more