I bet when you cheered in 2020 on January 1st, I am sure that you weren’t thinking it would be like this in March. And now we have a slow spring, which I am sure it just seems that way due to having more time on our hands to reconnect with our immediate family members. We have also been experiencing higher water levels, I know on the west side our beaches are a little smaller. But what can we say other than we live in one of the most beautiful areas in the world and are truly blessed, even with all the things going on in our country.
The board has voted to cancel the Welcome Back to Paradise Party at Boone’s Long Lake Inn.
For those that are current members, I want to thank you for your continued membership and support for the Long Lake Association. I would like to encourage those that are not members to join for $35.00 to help protect our lake.
For our NMC intern program, I would like to say thank you for the support from our partners Oleson Foundation, Long Lake Township, Long Lake Foundation, and NMC. To make sure that we are on track to protect our lake, please take some time to review our website for updates from them.
Looking forward to seeing you on the lake throughout the summer.
PLEASE DO NOT RAKE LEAVES INTO THE LAKE
As you’re wrapping up your fall yard work, please remember to rake or blow your leaves away from the lake and not into it. It is inevitable that some leaves will naturally fall into the lake, however, an abundance of decomposing leaves will increase the nutrient levels in the lake which can lead to algae blooms and greater aquatic weed growth near your property. As an overabundance of algae and weeds die, they decay, causing bacteria to use up the oxygen in the water. This can kill fish and other aquatic life.
It is best to rake leaves away from the lake for pickup or even compost them in your yard.
Please share this information with neighbors and lawn maintenance services who may not know the negative effect that raking leaves into the lake can have.
Flushing the Future – The Challenge of Failing Septic Systems
The premiere showing at the Leelanau Clean Water Symposium. In this 16-minute documentary, we talk with nationally recognized wastewater experts, human health professionals and policy experts to discover the water quality risks posed by failing and broken septic system.
Joe VanderMeulen, M.S., Ph.D.
Science Journalism / Videography
2020 LLA MEETING SCHEDULE
Board meetings are open to the membership for public comment at the beginning of the meeting. Please contact a board member if you wish to be put on the agenda. Board meetings begin at 5:30 pm.
JUN | Welcome Back to Paradise | CANCELED
JUN 17 | Zoom Online
JUL 08 | Zoom Online
AUG 15 | Annual Meeting | TBD
SEP 09 | New Board & Budget Meeting | Zoom Online
OCT 14 | Budget Approval | Zoom Online
NOV 11 | Zoom Online (If Needed)
ADOPT a ROAD
JUL TBD | Gilbert Parking Lot
SEP TBD | Gilbert Parking Lot
JOIN THE LONG LAKE ASSOCIATION
LLA ’s only source of annual income is from the membership dues that our residents and families contribute. These funds allow us to operate as a not for profit organization and provide operating funds for the Board to direct to projects and programs that are in the best environmental interest of Long, Mickey, and Ruth Lakes. Joining and Membership Renewal is easy!
Just click the button below labeled JOIN LLA TODAY! Your payment can be made using PayPal or by credit card. Or, if you receive your newsletter by US Mail, a membership envelope is included in the Spring issue. If you have not become an LLA member yet, please consider doing so this year! LLA Membership is open to all interested parties.
Long Lake Association is 501c4 certified!
EURASIAN WATERMILFOIL WEED TREATMENT
Our Lake Management Committee will be treating various sites for Eurasian Watermilfoil on (date TBD 2020). Riparian homeowners will be notified directly if treatment is in front of their property. Please stay a safe distance from our treatment boats during treatment.
Thank you in advance!
Current News Bulletin Board
- Lake Management – Plan for Your Watershed | September 2019 Tip of the Month
- European frogbit found in two locations near Lake Michigan | August 27, 2019
- Have you heard of these invasive species? | July 2019 Tip of the Month
- New Michigan Legislation Targets Aquatic Invasive Species | June 2019 Tip of the Month
- Lakeshore Owners “May 2019 Tip of the Month”
- Michigan Invasive Species Watch List
- Invasive plants choke Michigan waters. So why can anyone order them online?