Anderson Aerial Photography
Anderson Aerial Photography is a trusted and reliable source of custom aerial photography in Michigan. They offer high quality aerial photography specializing in Northern Michigan.  Jim Anderson generously gave LLA special consideration on many photos in this website.

Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) (
The mission of the DEQ is to drive improvements in environmental quality for the protection of public health and natural resources to benefit current and future generations. This will be accomplished through effective administration of agency programs, providing for the use of innovative strategies, while helping to foster a strong and sustainable economy.

Department of Natural Resources (DNR) (
The DNR understands the importance of preserving and enhancing our strong outdoor heritage, and we are committed to making outdoor education a priority.

United States Environmental Protection Agency “…to protect human health and safeguard the natural environment…”

Grand Traverse Bay Watershed Initiative (
The Watershed Center Grand Traverse Bay is a private non-profit organization, founded in 1990 and devoted to the protection and enhancement of Michigan’s Grand Traverse Bay and surrounding watershed through research, education and collaboration with partners.

Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy (
The Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy works to protect land in Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska and Manistee counties. By the end of 2003, we had protected over 16,065.34 acres of land.

Kristina Lishawa Photography (
Kristina has generously allowed LLA to use her photos for this website.  Kristina has many beautiful nature photos that are suitable for framing for your home, cottage, or workplace.  Please visit her website.

Long Lake Foundation (
Working to provide educational programs, preservation and restoration projects and land acquisition around Long Lake and its watershed.

Long Lake Township (

Michigan Boating Laws
The Official Boating Handbook of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources – Web Version

Michigan DEQ – Educational Links
Michigan Invasive Species

Michigan Government – Invasives
Learn about invasive species land and water

Michigan Wildlife Conservancy (
Wildlife For Tomorrow – The Michigan Wildlife Habitat Foundation. Established in 1982, is a nonprofit, membership organization which restores and improves wildlife habitat through cost-effective projects.

Michigan Lake and Stream (
Michigan Lake and Stream Associations, Inc. is a non-profit, state-wide organization dedicated to the preservation, protection and wise management of Michigan’s vast treasure of inland lakes and streams. We achieve our mission by supporting riparian associations as well as the collective and individual educational, stewardship and conservation initiatives of our members which include lake and stream associations, concerned citizens, commercial and non-profit businesses as well as our public and private collaborative partners.

The Michigan Riparian ( The Michigan Riparian Foundation, providing information on Michigan’s shoreline, lakes, and streams. And providing the Michigan Riparian Magazine.

MSU Extension Grand Traverse The Michigan Water Stewardship Program (MWSP) is a cooperative effort designed to help individuals reduce the risks of groundwater contamination associated with pesticide and nitrogen fertilizer use. The MWSP is voluntary, locally driven, and designed to address the concerns of individual by maintaining a focus on the financial and technical constraints which drive real-world decisions. The program is funded through fees that are assessed on sales of pesticides and nitrogen fertilizers.

Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council (
The Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council, founded in 1979, is the lead organization for water resources protection in Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, and Emmet Counties. A coalition of citizens, lake associations, businesses, and resorters, the Watershed Council works to maintain the environmental integrity and economic and aesthetic values of lakes, streams, wetlands, and ground water.