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

Leelanau County BOC to discuss the proposed septic ordinance – January 30, 2018 at 9:00 AM

Leelanau County Board of Commissioners Committee of the Whole Session – to discuss the proposed SEPTIC ORDINANCE will be held on January 30, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. at the Government Center. The agenda and presenter recommendations from the Commissioners were: ◦ Chairman Bunek; Jim Houdek. ◦ Commissioner Lautner; a representative from the Mackinac Center. Possibly Michael LaFaive.◦ Commissioner Soutas-Little; Dr. Joan Rose from Michigan State University.◦ Commissioner Wessell; updates from Barry/Eaton County or Benzie County.◦ Commissioner Ansorge; Benzie/Leelanau Health Department officials.◦ Commissioner Wessell; representatives from the Watershed Center, Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council, and Leelanau Clean Water. County Administrator... Read more