Rowing at Fountain Point on a blustery Saturday morning in October

I had a chance to see some stellar rowing skills on display at Fountain Point here on this early Saturday morning in October.  The wind was whipping up a choppy mess, straight out of the south, and of course you have to turn left (port) to get to the dock, and you have to go backwards in all cases.  

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John Lutchko, Freshwater Advocate

You’ll find a great story on our own John Lutchko in today’s Record Eagle:

“John Lutchko always knew his career would be centered on water.

He grew up across from Grand Traverse Bay and spent as much time on Lake Leelanau as possible, visiting his grandparents’ cottage in the summer. Lutchko wanted to take his education further after graduating from Northwestern Michigan College’s freshwater studies program — and Western Michigan University offered him the solution.”

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Michigan Shoreland Stewards

We our pleased to announce our affiliation with Michigan Shoreland Stewards, a program which provides recognition for lakefront property owners who are protecting inland lakes through best management practices on their property.

Become a Michigan Shoreland Steward!

Each year more and more lake front properties are being developed and natural lakefront habitats are becoming scarce.

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Meet Jeff Green

Introducing
Jeff Green – Leland Township Representative

Jeff was born in Lakewood, Ohio, and grew up there, in suburban Detroit, and suburban Chicago. He attended the University of Illinois where he earned a B.S. and Ph.D. in Economics. Upon completion of his graduate work he married the beautiful Susan Dunn and joined the faculty at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana (IU).

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LLLA SiCon Swimmer’s Itch Presentation

We are fortunate to be working with the firm SiCon (Swimmer’s Itch Control) in the pursuance of our goal of controlling swimmer’s itch in our beautiful lake.  Ron and Curt of SiCon did a great presentation at our annual meeting on July 20th, and they have now shared their slides with us here at LLLA.  I think you will all agree that there is much to digest here.  

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Fisheries of Leelanau and the Role of Cormorants

Heather Hettinger, Fisheries Management Biologist for Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources out of Traverse City, gave an informative and lively presentation to the Leelanau Clean Water organization on July 20, which was attended by some of our members.  You can access the presentation by clicking here.  Here is a little info on Heather:

I have worked for the Department of Natural Resources in various capacities since 2000.

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Annual Meeting a Huge Success

Huge! Yuge! And fun, and informative .. those are a few of the words to describe our Annual Meeting held at the Leland Lodge on July 20th.  It’s always great to meet and greet our membership and to get to know more of our fellow riparians.  This year’s attendance was nearly 100 people who came together to listen, learn, and share their views.  

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Annual Meeting July 20th

Our LLLA Annual Meeting will be held tomorrow from 6:30 to 8:00 at the Leland Lodge. Please make sure to attend, and bring a friend or two.  All are welcome to share in the wonderful hors d’oeuvres provided by LLLA.  There will be a cash bar.

We have some very important topics to discuss, and we greatly value your attendance and your ideas.  

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