Protecting and Preserving

With more than 500 members and 50 volunteers, the Lake Leelanau Lake Association is dedicated to protecting and enhancing the quality and beauty of Lake Leelanau and its surrounding watershed for current and 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

LLLA 2023 Year-End Appeal

Nov 15, 2023

As the year draws to a close, we reflect on the many blessings we enjoy as members of lakeside communities. Lake Leelanau is a source of recreation, relaxation, and inspiration …

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LLLA Membership

10 Reasons to Join with a LLLA Membership

Oct 25, 2023

In 1980, the Lake Leelanau Lake Association (LLLA) began in response to community concerns about the nature of the dam and its effects on Lake Leelanau. Since that time, we …

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Lake Leelanau Shoreline Consultations

Lake Leelanau Shoreline Consultations

Oct 11, 2023

Your Lake Leelanau shoreline is the focal point of your lakefront property. The transition from land to lake can be magical, inviting, and beautiful. Shorelines in their natural state give …

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PFAS in Lake Leelanau

PFAS & Our Lake Leelanau Watershed

Sep 27, 2023

What are PFAS? PFAS, or per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances, are a group of over 3,000 manufactured chemicals that have been introduced into the production of materials since the 1950s. PFAS …

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Love Lake Leelanau

Lake Leelanau Lake Association is 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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