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

Two individuals use Michigan's boating safety practices to safely enjoy Lake Leelanau

Lake Leelanau Boating Safety Update

Jun 29, 2022

Sometimes it is easy to forget about key boating safety practices while you’re having fun on the lake. While the buoys are great reminders, it is beneficial to remind yourself …

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Underwater image of Eurasian Watermilfoil (EWM) in Lake Leelanau a topic covered during AIS Prevent Week

Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Week 2022

Jun 22, 2022

The 2022 Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Prevention Week begins next week! Join the Lake Leelanau Lake Association (LLLA) from June 26 to July 7 as we share information on how …

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The 2022 Kids Fishing Day Event is held at Veronica Park in Lake Leelanau, Michigan

The Annual Kids Fishing Day Event is Back!

Jun 15, 2022

We are excited to share that the annual Kids Fishing Day is back! The free event will be held on Sunday, June 26, 2022, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. …

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Logos of Lake Leelanau Lake Association and Friends of Lake Leelanau.

What’s the Difference: LLLA and Friends of Lake Leelanau?

Jun 8, 2022

If you’re attending Leelanau County community events this summer, you might see representatives from the Lake Leelanau Lake Association (LLLA) and/or Friends of Lake Leelanau (Friends). Both organizations are working …

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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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