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

September ebulletin

By Steve Lindo | Oct 8, 2021

Click here to watch this video documentary about our latest efforts to protect Lake Leelanau from Eurasian Watermilfoil, produced by Joe VanderMeulen for NatureChange. This 9-minute video features footage of …

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August ebulletin

By Steve Lindo | Sep 21, 2021

We’re planning lots for you to see and do at our booth at Lake Leelanau’s Street Fair on Saturday, September 11. Besides meeting our tireless volunteers, you’ll be able to …

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July ebulletin

By Steve Lindo | Aug 3, 2021

Over the past few months, our Association’s impassioned call for funding to combat the spread of Eurasian watermilfoil in Lake Leelanau has generated a great deal of public debate, especially …

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June ebulletin

By Steve Lindo | Jul 9, 2021

This year’s LLLA Annual Meeting will take place on Thursday July 22, from 6.30-8PM at Fountain Point Resort. Erik Zehender, Fountain Point’s owner, has generously agreed to provide the meeting …

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Love Lake Leelanau

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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