Summer newsletter – full of photos and information about water quality, water safety, fishing, lake biology, events, and volunteer opportunities

Our Summer newsletter is now available in both digital and print form. In it, you’ll find photos and reports about such diverse topics as Kids’ Fishing Day, personal watercraft safety, invasive species, shoreline stewardship, fish shelters and opportunities to volunteer with the LLLA.

Click here to read the pdf version. If you’d like a print version but didn’t receive one in the mail, contact Patrice Korson at

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Kids’ fishing day – June 30th

Lake Leelanau Lake Association is one of the proud sponsors of Leelanau County’s annual Kids’ Fishing Day, one of the most popular events of its kind in the entire state of Michigan. Besides catching some of the 2,500+ bluegills which have been specially stocked at Veronica Valley Park, kids will be able to learn from expert volunteers about fishing techniques, fish cleaning, fly fishing and enjoy other activities such as fish “painting” and a display of native water wildlife.

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Volunteers wanted on South Lake Leelanau

The LLLA needs volunteers to assist with research to determine how swimmer’s itch is transmitted between snails and birds on South Lake Leelanau.  The research program this year will involve both old-fashioned bird and snail surveys and highly innovative use of “environmental DNA” techniques.  We need:

  1. One or more volunteers to collect water samples from 5 locations on SLL weekly beginning in Mid-May and ending in late October. 
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Annual Meeting – July 26th at 6:30pm

The Lake Leelanau Lake Association will be hosting its Annual Meeting at the Leland Lodge on Thursday, July 26 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. All members and non-members are welcome. Come to hear about what the Lake Association has done this year to improve the quality of the lake. We will have our business meeting and three speakers (see agenda below).

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