Lake Leelanau Lake Association is one of the proud sponsors of Leelanau County’s annual Kids’ Fishing Day, one of the most popular events of its kind in the entire state of Michigan. Besides catching some of the 2,500+ bluegills which have been specially stocked at Veronica Valley Park, kids will be able to learn from expert volunteers about fishing techniques, fish cleaning, fly fishing and enjoy other activities such as fish “painting” and a display of native water wildlife.
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.
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
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.
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).
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.
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