Update on County Commissioners’ Dam Repairs Discussion – November 12 Meeting Rescheduled to November 13 Due to Weather

The County Commissioners’ meeting which was due to be held today at 9 AM was postponed until tomorrow, Wednesday November 13th, at the same time, in the Commissioners Meeting Room at the County Government Center, 8527 E Government Dr., Suttons Bay.

Come prepared to voice your opinion on who should pay for the dam repairs, if you can be there!

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Voice your opinion about the Leland Dam Repairs at the November 12th County Commissioners’ Meeting

Dear Fellow Members of the Lake Leelanau Lake Association,

There was a strong turnout at the Dam Authority meeting last Friday, November 1st. Fifteen people expressed their views and 18 letters and emails were recorded. Most of the individuals who expressed a view said they would support an assessment which divided the repair and maintenance costs of the dam 50/50 between owners of lakeside property and the County.

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Urgent Message from the President – Voice Your Opinion on the Leland Dam Repairs

Dear Fellow Members of the Lake Leelanau Lake Association,

We need your help and support.

The Members of the Board of the Leland Dam Authority are meeting at 3:45 PM on Friday, November 1 to discuss much needed repairs to the dam between Leland River and Lake Michigan. The meeting will be held at the Government Center in Suttons Bay in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room.

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Press Release about Eurasian Water Milfoil Found in Lake Leelanau

On August 28, the Association issued a press release advising that a survey recently conducted by our lake biologist Brian Price identified 11 infestations of Eurasian Watermilfoil (EWM) in Lake Leelanau, all on the South Lake. EWM is one of the most aggressive and noxious invasive species of aquatic weed found in North American lakes. The press release describes how the Association plans to control the spread of EWM in Lake Leelanau and how both members and non-members can financially support the cost of doing so.

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In the News: Helping the Association Control Swimmers Itch Brings Rewards to a Volunteer

The Traverse City Record Eagle’s August 25 edition profiled LLLA volunteer Jim Wysor, who is helping lake biologist Brian Price monitor Lake Leelanau’s merganser population. Click on this link if you haven’t already read this informative and well-written article, If you’d also like to volunteer with the Association, there are opportunities in a wide range of programs in the areas of water quality, water safety, fishing and community outreach.

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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 korsoncreative@gmail.com

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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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