Tribute to Wayne Wunderlich

from HUGH FARBER Wayne Wunderlich is receiving the “Owen Bahle Award for Service”. As you may know, he was one of, if not “THE”, originator of the LLLA. It might be worthwhile to have a brief note in the next newsletter??? Let me know if I can help. I copied a couple of others with long term relations with Wayne and would appreciate knowing how they feel about this. Read more

Remembering Walt Nielsen

from HUGH FARBER I have been thinking it might be nice to put a small tribute to Walt Nielsen in the next LLLA newsletter– not sure it is a good idea so am sending a rough draft and soliciting comments on the desirability, and contents: Please respond soon so we can meet Larry’s [June 8] deadline. “Walt Nielsen passed away on 4/20 and many of the LLLA members knew him and his many efforts to monitor and preserve the quality of this lake. He was involved in early watershed plan development, stream and lake sampling, shoreline monitoring/protection and a plethora of... Read more

Upcoming Leelanau Clean Water Meeting

FTI, to you it may Concern from Water Quality Chair, Hugh Farber ———- Forwarded message ———- From: Kristin Smith <> Date: Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 3:06 PM Subject: Leelanau Clean Water Meeting 4/17/14 @ 9:00 AM To: Trudy Galla <> Cc: Kristin Smith <>, Karen Hall <> Leelanau Clean Water, Please see the attached agenda for the upcoming LCW Meeting, April 17th at 9:00 AM in the Leelanau County Government Center Community Meeting Room. Minutes are attached from the March 20, 2014 meeting. The Powerpoint for the presentation by Kama Ross from the Leelanau Conservation District, Forest Asst. Program, can be found at the end of the minutes. This... Read more

Local Improvement Boards

forwarded by Hugh Farber Traverse City Record-Eagle, April 14,2013 Lake Improvement Boards: A local approach to inland lake protection New manual offers guidance on forming a lake improvement board. ByJane Herbert, Michigan State University Extension he Michigan Chapter of the North American Lake Management Society (MCNALMS) has posted a new manual, Lake Management in Michigan with a Lake Improvement Board. This comprehensive document is available for free download. Lack of local organization and leadership has been identified’ as a common barrier to inland lake management. A lake improvement board can be set up by a local government to help the... Read more

Gwen Rich: Obituary

SUTTONS BAY — Gwendolyn “Gwen” Louise (Gregory) Rich, 75, of Suttons Bay, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, at Traverse Victorian Inn. Gwen was born on March 26, 1938, in Detroit, the daughter of Fred Everett “Tyke” Gregory and Margaret Gordon (Paterson) Gregory. On July 2, 1977, she married the late James L. Rich in Bay City. Gwen graduated from Mt. Whitney High School, Visalia, Calif., attended College of the Pacific in Stockton, Calif., and graduated from Katharine Gibbs Secretarial School in Montclair, N.J. Gwen worked for Ford Motor Co. and retired in 1994. She loved gardening, counted cross-stitch, knitting... Read more

Leelanau Clean Water

Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. Community Meeting Room (lower level) of the Leelanau County Government Center 8527 E. Government Center Dr., Suttons Bay MI 49682 Agenda Welcome & Introductions (9:00) Consideration of Agenda & Review of Meeting Notes from 12/19/13 Staff Comments Public Comments Organizational Items (9:15) A. Election of Officers Chair Vice Chair Chair Pro Tem B. Membership/Bylaws C. 2014 Meeting Schedule Presentation Schedule & Topics Goals Proposed Projects & Costs Unfinished Business (10:00) Discussion/ Action Items (10:10) Communication Items/Reports (10:20) A. Rob Karner – Excessive Nutrient Loading B. Sarah Litch – Invasive Species C. Susan Wheadon... Read more

Elvers’ Fave Fall Tunes

California Dreamin’ (Mamas & Papas) Urge for Going (Joni Mitchell) Les Feuilles Mortes (Edith Piaf) Autumn Leaves (Miles Davis) Danny Boy (Bing) Danny Boy (Elvis) Moondance (Van Morrison) Autumn Serenade (Coltrane & Hartman) Stardust (Coltrane) Stardust (Bing) You Ain’t Going Nowhere (Dylan) Leaves that are Green (Simon & Garfunkle) Harvest Moon (Neil Young) Boys of Summer (Don Henley) The Rose (Bette Midler) Read more

Minutes of 2013 Annual Meeting

Lake Leelanau Lake Association Annual Meeting: July 19, 2013 Leelanau County Government Center, Suttons Bay Present:, Nancy Beights, Janet Bogus, Tony Borden, Bob Bosch, Don Carlsen, Hugh Farber, Larry Hauser, Dave Hunter, Kay Johnson, Chuck McKenna, Bob Miller, John Popa, George Prewitt, Jeff Sanborn, Laurel Seale, Wayne Swallow, Pete Taylor, Richard Thompson, Sera Thompson. Call to Order by President Richard Thompson: 6:05 p.m. Minutes of the 2012 Annual Meeting were approved as written. Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer Hunter’s written reports were distributed to members in attendance. Treasurer Hunter explained. Yearly income from June 30, 2012 to June 30, 2013 was just... Read more