Protecting and Preserving

Lake Leelanau Lake Association is the primary steward of Lake Leelanau, and the only organization dedicated exclusively to protecting and preserving it for future generations.

Lake Leelanau and its 89,000-acre watershed are treasured for more than their magnificent vistas, pristine waters, thriving natural habitat, and delightful recreation. For many people, they represent a unique sanctuary from a troubled world and unforgettable memories of friends and family, past and future.

Since 1980, the volunteers and members who comprise the Lake Leelanau Lake Association have contributed their time, talents, and financial resources to protect and preserve this priceless heritage for current and future generations.

Our protection and preservation activities include water quality, lakeshore protection, boating safety, fishing, and swimmer’s itch. Currently, our single biggest expense and our primary focus is controlling the existential threat posed to the lake by aquatic weeds, specifically Eurasian Watermilfoil, the most invasive aquatic weed in North America.

If you’re already a member or a volunteer, we thank you for your generous contributions. If you’re not, we invite you to explore our website, sign up for our monthly ebulletin or to become a volunteer on the Contact Us page, or become a member on our Join/Donate page.

Latest News

Photo of a sunset over Lake Leelanau

Lake Leelanau Summer 2022 Recap

Oct 19, 2022

The summer of 2022 has been one of our busiest summers yet for the Lake Leelanau Lake Association (LLLA). Now that we have come up for air, we want to …

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Photo of Lake Leelanau shoreline with landscaping designed to protect water quality

 Landscaping for Water Quality by Nancy Popa

Sep 28, 2022

Leelanau County is fortunate to have an abundance of high-quality lakes and streams that everyone can benefit from for swimming, boating, fishing, drinking water, or simply enjoying. However, the health …

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Statement by the LLLA to the Centerville Township Planning Commission Regarding Proposed Expansion of Northgate Leelanau Pines

Sep 14, 2022

Statement by the Lake Leelanau Lake Association Read to Centerville Township Planning Commission Regarding Proposed Expansion of Northgate Leelanau Pines August 29, 2022 We are here today as board members …

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A 2022 Living Legends Awards recipient receives a framed photo.

The 2022 Lake Leelanau Living Legends Awards

Sep 14, 2022

The Lake Leelanau Lake Association (LLLA) informed its members of the Association’s continued efforts to preserve and protect Lake Leelanau at its annual meeting on Thursday, July 28, 2022, at …

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Lake Leelanau Lake Association is the only organization dedicated exclusively to protecting the clean water and physical beauty of Lake Leelanau for current and future generations.

For more than 40 years, the volunteer members of Lake Leelanau Lake Association have committed their time, talents, and resources to preserving and protecting the lake’s water quality, shoreline, ecology, and natural beauty.

The Association promotes the safe enjoyment of Lake Leelanau’s waters for boating, swimming, fishing, and other recreational activities. The Association’s programs benefit permanent and seasonal residents, visitors, businesses, and governmental units in Lake Leelanau’s 89,000-acre watershed.

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