Hello – This is Jeff Sanborn, the new President of the Lake Leelanau Lake Association. I am proud to take the reins of this great organization from Nick Fleezanis, who has led us with vision and energy in the fight against swimmers itch and the printing of a new, revised, edition of the Lake Association Handbook.
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).
The LLLA is in the Leland July 4th parade this year; just a convertible, a banner, and some people walking but all are welcome to attend – the more, the merrier. We will be starting at the intersection of South Street and M-22 at about 3 PM but come earlier if you want to walk with us.
Lake association members have asked us what type of laundry detergent should they be using so as not to nutrient load the lake. Here is a partial list of such detergents:
1. Meyer’s Clean Dry
2. Arm & hammer – a wide variety available
3. Branch Basics
4. Gain Laundry Detergent
5. Tide Pure Clean
The kids fishing day last Sunday was another resounding success with over 500 kids, parents, and grandparents attending. Sheriff Mike Borkovich caught both Jeff Sanborn and Nick Fleezanis at the event!
We would like to thank all the sponsors and volunteers who make this kids fishing event the best in the midwest!
The Glen Lake merganser trapping team has started to trap and remove merganser broods from North Lake Leelanau. The team trapped and removed a brood of 12 from the far north end of the lake and another brood of 8 near the Leland River. Unfortunately, the team missed a brood of 15 at the South end of Robinson’s Bay last Wednesday because of interference by an individual from shore.
Kids’ fishing day is this Sunday, June 24th from 11AM to 3PM at Veronica Valley Park (3885-, 4243 S Lake Leelanau Dr, Lake Leelanau, MI 49653).
Just like previous years, the pond has been stocked and it is free to fish (no license required). A limited number of rods and reels are available if you don’t have one.
The Lake Leelanau Lake Association is seeking a part time Freshwater Biologist. We need someone who loves Lake Leelanau and has a strong lake ecology background to conduct and manage water quality efforts. This is a part-time, hourly, contract position (perfect for either a science teacher or retired biologist) requiring a minimum of 200 – 300 hours per year.
The Leelanau County Sheriff’s Department of Marine Safety will be offering a Boater Safety Class Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 8:00AM to 4:00PM.
For more information on the event, visit the event page here.