Huge! Yuge! And fun, and informative .. those are a few of the words to describe our Annual Meeting held at the Leland Lodge on July 20th. It’s always great to meet and greet our membership and to get to know more of our fellow riparians. This year’s attendance was nearly 100 people who came together to listen, learn, and share their views.
Our LLLA Annual Meeting will be held tomorrow from 6:30 to 8:00 at the Leland Lodge. Please make sure to attend, and bring a friend or two. All are welcome to share in the wonderful hors d’oeuvres provided by LLLA. There will be a cash bar.
We have some very important topics to discuss, and we greatly value your attendance and your ideas.
On June 22, 2016, a significant event occurred here in our backyard. The Michigan Swimmers Itch Partnership (MSIP), in conjunction with SICON, LLC. presented a conference specifically pointed at the problem of swimmer’s itch. Experts from the United States, Canada gathered to discuss and explain their research and attempts at dealing with the swimmer’s itch problem.
The Cedar River flows into the southwest shore of South Lake Leelanau. The location on the map appears to be a large unsettled area. That is because it is an official nature preserve. I recently paddled back there with family in search of a lake which I thought may have bluegill. Before we set out, a friend mentioned to me that the lake holds many gar, like logs strewn throughout the lake.
From our good friend Susan Och comes this link to the National Weather Service, where you will find a new series of posters promoting better information about drowning. The one detailing the difference between what a drowning person looks like compared to “movie” drowning is particularly important for folks living on the lakes. Here is the link:
On Thursday June 23, 2016, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., the Lake Association will host another meeting concerning our “Swimmer’s Itch” (SI) Initiative. The formation of a committee and fund raising will be discussed as well as a Q&A on the SICON program that begins in July. The meeting will be held at the Leland Library.