With the goal of raising funds to take on the battle against Swimmer’s Itch, 10 swimmers stroked across Glen Lake on August 6.
Swimming to support SASI (Swimmers Against Swimmer’s Itch), the 3.4 mile swim began at the Yacht Club and concluded at Division Street. Conditions were excellent for the event, with the lake at about 72 degrees. The fastest swimmer clocked in at 1 hr. and 15 minutes.
To replenish that spent energy, a hearty breakfast of pancakes, eggs, sausage and fresh fruit followed the swim, along with a 50th birthday celebration for Laurel Voran.
If you would like to make a donation towards SASI and battling Swimmer’s Itch, consider donation options here.
Members and friends came together for the annual Glen Lake Association meeting, making for a fun and informative time on Saturday, August 12. Two educational sessions were held– one on Swimmer’s Itch from GLA Watershed Biologist, Rob Karner– and a Q & A with the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Leelanau County Deputy.
Awards were presented to recent Legends, and stewardship awards to Steve Christensen (Leelanau County Drain Commissioner) and the Harbor Island Association.
New board members were voted for by the membership as well. Lunch was enjoyed after the meeting, provided by the GLA. Thanks to everyone who attended!
The GLA Annual meeting is Saturday, August 12.
Held at the Glen Lake Community Reformed Church, 4902 W. MacFarlane Road, Glen Arbor.
Lunch will be provided for all attendees following the meeting, along with free tree seedlings!
The membership will have the opportunity to vote for new board members who are filling vacancies for terms that have expired or those seeking a second term. A nominating committee has identified qualified members and made their recommendations for the available positions. The GLA appreciate your participation on this important matter.
The meeting will also include two break out sessions, one hour each, and will discuss the following topics:
Swimmer’s Itch Update
Come learn about the GLA’s 2017 program to control Swimmer’s Itch from GLA Watershed Biologist, Rob Karner. He will discuss current research, statewide initiatives, partners that are active in reducing Swimmer’s Itch, funding needs and what you can do to help. There will be an opportunity for you to ask questions at the end of the presentation.
Q&A with the Sheriff
This open Q&A session will offer the opportunity to ask questions about legal issues pertaining to the lake and watershed.
Members are encouraged to bring a friend – particularly someone who has never attended the annual meeting.