Since joining this organization and becoming communications chair over two years ago I have been pleased to make new friends and eager to help spread the word of all the good work done by LLLA. Today, however, I am writing to let you know that, due to increased outside commitments, I will need to pass the baton to someone else.Read more
I am passing on this message from Tim Johnson, Chair of the Centerville Township Planning Commission (PC). Tim informs us of the passing of long time board member Gerry Laskey, who will be greatly missed.
The Township Board will be soliciting Centerville Township residents to fill the vacancy. Their PC bylaws state that they should strive to have occupational and geographical representation, so they would like to have a lakefront landowner on the PC.Read more
At the Leelanau Conservancy’s DeYoung Natural Area along the TART trail, the Edible Trails project is brimming with enthusiasm. Those who ride by on their bikes or arrive from Cherry Bend Road will discover an edible food forest in the making. Volunteers are welcome to help plant or maintain a variety of edible fruit and nut trees, berry bushes, herbs, and vegetables.Read more
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.Read more