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MacFarlane Road Closed starting October 16

Education, Get Involved, News, sticky October 13, 2017 No Response

From the Leelanau County Road Commission:

On Monday, October 16, 2017 work will begin to install a replacement culvert beneath CR 616 (MacFarlane Road) east of the Plowman Road intersection where Hatlem Creek passes beneath the road. This work is being completed by Elmer’s Crane and Dozer, who was the Contractor submitting the most cost effective proposal to complete the work. Work is expected to be completed in approximately four weeks.

Given the nature of the work, it will be necessary for CR 616 (MacFarlane Road) to be closed to through vehicular and pedestrian traffic during the duration of the project. Motorists and pedestrians alike will not be allowed to pass through this area during this time. The stretch of CR 616 (MacFarlane Road) to be closed to through traffic is located between Plowman Road and Bow Road located approximately one mile to the east. Access to all homes along this stretch will be maintained from one end or the other during the duration of the project at all times.

A detour will be established and signed around the area as follows:

If traveling on CR 616 (MacFarlane Road) from west to east, turn south onto Plowman Road and continue to M-72 located 2.5 miles to the south. Turn east onto M-72 and continue to Gilbert Road located 1 mile to the east. Turn north onto Gilbert Road and travel for 1 mile to Baatz Road located 1 mile to the north. Turn east onto Baatz road and travel ¾ of a mile to the east to Fritz Road. Turn north onto Fritz Road and travel in a northwesterly direction to Burdickville Road approximately 2 miles to the north. This intersection is located 0.5 miles east of the Bow Road and CR 616 (MacFarlane Road) intersection. Reverse the course if traveling from east to west.

GLA Donors Match Trulaske Matching Grant for Boat Wash Program

Education, Get Involved, News, sticky October 13, 2017 No Response

Challenge met! The Glen Lake Association is excited to announce that we have been granted $15,000 per year, for three years, in matching funds through the Robert J. Trulaske, Jr. Family Foundation! We wish to thank our donors who made this matching grant possible, keeping our boat wash service at the forefront in protecting Glen Lake from invasive species.

In recognition of the GLA’s work toward preservation and protection of the Glen Lake and Crystal River watershed, the Trulaske Foundation presented us with a matching grant back in March. They were offering up to $15,000 per year, for the years 2017, 2018 and 2019, in support of our boat wash program- a vitally important service that protects the pristine waters of Glen Lake from invasive species. At $30,000 a year to operate, the boat wash expenses have now been underwritten through a combination of the Trulaske grant and donors who stepped up to the challenge.

Going forward, if the GLA can meet the terms of the grant in 2018 and 2019, a total of $90,000 in donated funds will cover three years of boat wash expenses. This would be a great victory for the on-going protection of Glen Lake and the Crystal River watershed!

The GLA welcomes your participation in the matching grant program. If you would like to support the cause in 2018, please contact us at

Recognizing our generous donors, the GLA’s heartfelt thanks go to (in alphabetical order):

Bruce & Christie Alton; Bob & Julie Berlacher; David & Cara Cassard; Richard & Carolyn Chorman; James & Sharon Doyle; Andrew Doyle; John & Carrie Haley; Jane Haley; Pete & Barb Haley; David Hayes; David & Maureen Herr; Ranae Ihme; Rob & Barb Karner; Bruce & Anne Lichliter; Michael & Lori Lyman; Charles & Sara Ofenloch; Denis & Martha Pierce; Tim & Sue Unger and Bill & Rita Witler.

Stewardship Winners Announced

Education, Get Involved, News, sticky September 26, 2017 No Response

The Glen Lake Association is pleased to recognize Jeff and Diane Hamilton as Stewardship Award Winners for their commitment to preserve and protect the waters of Glen Lake. This video sheds light on what they did along the shoreline, why they did it, and how it is working to protect beautiful Glen Lake. Their shoreline improvements serve as a model for others to follow. Congratulations Jeff and Diane!