PRESIDENTS MESSAGE

Wow, what a year 2018!  Your association board and various volunteers have been hard at work. I will be brief with my message so you can spend your time reading though the newsletter with the various committee reports.  I am sure you will agree that there has been some great work. Now we are on to 2019 and looking forward to it.

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; dues are only $35.00 per year.  I cannot understand why one would not want to invest in studying and learning more about our biggest asset that sits in front of our homes. We currently get support from our partners, Oleson Foundation, Long Lake Township, Long Lake Foundation, and our Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) lake studies intern program to make sure we are on track to protect our lake. I have read about other lakes in Michigan that lost the quality of swimming, fishing, and the look of their lake due to poor management; hundreds of thousands of dollars had to be spent, to bring it back.  What if our partners couldn’t help in the future? How would we home owners pay to study and maintain our asset? If you choose not to join Long Lake Association, I would like to hear from you as to why; feel free to contact me at 231-947-6915. Yes, I understand membership is voluntary. Thank you in advance for your consideration.

Part our agenda will be hearing from last year’s intern program and introduction of our interns for this year.
Looking forward to seeing you at the Welcome Back to Paradise Party.

Sincerely,
Ron Lemcool

LAKE ETIQUETTE – Please share with your guests!

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
naturechange.org

2019 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.
AUG 17 | Annual Meeting (9:30 am) | Boones Long Lake Inn
SEP 11 | Kensington Church
OCT 09 | Kensington Church
NOV 13 | Kensington Church (If Needed)

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EURASIAN WATERMILFOIL WEED TREATMENT

Our Lake Management Committee will be treating various sites for Eurasian Watermilfoil on Monday, July 29, 2019 with rain day the following day. Riparian homeowners have been notified directly. Please stay a safe distance from our treatment boats during treatment.
Thank you in advance!

THE MICHIGAN SHORELAND STEWARDS PROGRAM PROVIDES RECOGNITION FOR LAKEFRONT PROPERTY OWNERS WHO ARE PROTECTING INLAND LAKES THROUGH BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES ON THEIR PROPERTY. BECOME A MI SHORELAND STEWARD – FOR THE GOOD OF THE LAKE!

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