On the Move with Swimmer’s Itch

On June 22, 2016, a significant event occurred here in our backyard. The Michigan Swimmers Itch Partnership (MSIP), in conjunction with SICON, LLC. presented a conference specifically pointed at the problem of swimmer’s itch. Experts from the United States, Canada gathered to discuss and explain their research and attempts at dealing with the swimmer’s itch problem.

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Boater Safety Class

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Boater Safety Class 2016

  • Boater Safety Class for boaters who will be at least 12 years old by the end of the boating season.
  • Wednesday, June 22, 2016 from 9a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Leelanau County Court House, E. Government Center Drive, Suttons Bay.
  • Class will start promptly at 9 a.m. There is no charge for the course, and the only requirement is that participants come with a positive attitude and a desire to be a safe boater.
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Guidance for finding a Merganser Nest

Guidance for finding a Merganser Nest,
by Wayne Swallow, Water Quality Consultant

We’ve had several questions on how to find a common merganser nest.  Success will rely on one’s ability to differentiate the common merganser from related species, some knowledge of its biology, and a lot of persistence and patience.

Now, before you go off looking for a merganser nest, you’ll need to sign a liability release waiver – similar to one required for any member volunteering in our water-sampling program.

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Mystery Photo Winner

Mystery Contest Winner and A Swimmers Itch (SI) Primer

The winner of the Lake Leelanau Lake Association (LLLA) “Mystery Photo” is Sarah Swinger. Sarah was selected in a drawing from the six who got the answers correct. She will receive a certificate for two bottles of wine up to a value of $50 from the Boat House Vineyards, whom we thank for their generosity.

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