February ebulletin

What’s in This Issue
This month’s issue features a preview of our Spring Auction website, our 32-page 2021 EWM Field Report, multiple lake stewardship volunteer opportunities, and free copies of “Shoreline Living.” We hope you find this ebulletin informative and welcome any feedback. If you have any comments, please send them to [email protected]

Visit our 2022 Spring Virtual Auction Website – Browse, Donate or Become a Sponsor!
Preparations for our 2022 Spring Online Auction are in full swing. Click on this link to visit our auction website, where you can browse the auction items already listed, donate an auction item, or become a sponsor. Bids will open April 18th and close at 9pm on May 1st. We’re expecting an even bigger number of participants than last year!
View or Download Our 2021 EWM Field Report
The Field Report of the EWM remedial activities conducted by our Association and the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians (GTB) in 2021 is now available on our website. This 32-page report, which contains many maps and photographs, describes how LLLA and GTB succeeded in greatly reducing large and dense beds of EWM in South Lake Leelanau, using three different methods with varying degrees of success. The report also describes how underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV) photography is being used to track native aquatic vegetation affected by EWM and ortho-mosaic aerial drone photography to map additional EWM infestations for treatment in 2022 and beyond. Click on this link to read or download our 2021 EWM Field Report. You’ll find the Key Findings on page 6.

We Need Lake Stewardship Volunteers!
As our Association’s activities keep growing, so does the need for volunteers in our programs. For 2022, we’re looking for volunteers in the following lake stewardship areas:

  • Invasive species education, prevention, remediation and monitoring
  • Shoreline stewardship
  • EGLE shoreline permit review
  • Kids’ Fishing Day

If you’re interested in volunteering any of these areas, please contact Lonnie Rademacher at  [email protected] or 517-303-9616. You can see details of each of the volunteer responsibilities and time commitments by clicking on this link.

Get Your Free Copy of “Shoreline Living”
This 28-page publication is now available on our website.  It contains information about protecting and keeping your shoreline beautiful across all seasons, reducing yard maintenance, attracting birds and hummingbirds, and keeping geese at bay. Click here to download your digital copy. If you’d like a print copy, contact our Lake Steward Ambassador Nancy Popa at 231-944-9509 or [email protected].

Lake Leelanau Lake Association is a non-profit organization led by and for individuals, families and businesses who support its mission to protect and enhance the quality and beauty of Lake Leelanau and its surrounding watershed for current and future generations. If you would like to make a donation to support our programs, you can do so here on our websiteIf you would like to help our programs as a volunteer, send a message to [email protected]

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