September ebulletin

What’s in This Issue

This month’s issue features a new video documentary about our fight to control the spread of Eurasian Watermilfoil in Lake Leelanau, the official inauguration of our boat-cleaning equipment at the Bingham boat launch, a snapshot of the last four years’ swimmer’s itch reporting and a recap of our participation in Lake Leelanau’s Street Fair. We hope you find this ebulletin informative and welcome any feedback. If you have any comments, please send them to info@lakeleelanau.org

New Video Documentary – Our Fight Against EWM

Click here to watch this video documentary about our latest efforts to protect Lake Leelanau from Eurasian Watermilfoil, produced by Joe VanderMeulen for NatureChange. This 9-minute video features footage of our EWM combat team on the lake, with additional commentary by our President Tom Hiatt, our Lake Biologist Brian Price and Dan Mays, Inland Policy Biologist for the Grand Traverse Band (GTB). This is a great way to watch our EWM combat crew in action, learn about the impact of their hard work and what they’re doing to preserve native aquatic vegetation, if you didn’t get to see them on the lake during the summer.

Official Inauguration of Our Boat Cleaning Kiosk

As you can see in this edition’s header photo, the solar-powered boat-cleaning kiosk, which was acquired by and is being operated in partnership with the Grand Traverse Band, was officially inaugurated on September 14. This waterless, user-operated, boat cleaning equipment includes a wet/dry vacuum, blower system, tethered hand tools and lights. If you haven’t yet seen this high-tech equipment up close, stop by to see it at the Bingham boat launch. If you’ve already used it, we’d welcome your feedback at info@lakeleelanau.org

Official Inauguration of Our Boat Cleaning Kiosk

As you can see in this edition’s header photo, the solar-powered boat-cleaning kiosk, which was acquired by and is being operated in partnership with the Grand Traverse Band, was officially inaugurated on September 14. This waterless, user-operated, boat cleaning equipment includes a wet/dry vacuum, blower system, tethered hand tools and lights. If you haven’t yet seen this high-tech equipment up close, stop by to see it at the Bingham boat launch. If you’ve already used it, we’d welcome your feedback at info@lakeleelanau.org

Lake Leelanau Street Fair – Great Connections!

The weather co-operated and a steady stream of Association members and passers-by kept our volunteers at the September 11 Lake Leelanau Street Fair busy. Fair-goers listened to our experts talk about EWM and boat cleaning, examined and asked questions about our high-tech underwater drone and the live samples of EWM which we had on display, signed up for membership and bought posters of the beautiful painting which graces the front cover of our 2021 annual report. The day was a fitting coda to our short but energetic season of summer events curtailed by COVID-19 health safety issues.

Help Your Friends and Neighbors Stay Informed

Do you have friends or neighbors who care about the quality and beauty of Lake Leelanau but don’t receive our ebulletins? If so, please forward this ebulletin to them and all they have to do is reply with their name to info@lakeleelanau.org. We’ll take care of adding them to our mailing list for future issues.

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 website. If you would like to help our programs as a volunteer, send a message to info@lakeleelanau.org

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