Posted on August 30, 2010 by glenlake
The Glen Lake Association earlier this year applied for and this month received a grant of $14,344 from the Department of natural Resources & Environment as part of their Clean Michigan Initiative-Clean Water Fund. The GLA was “commended for its efforts to protect and enhance Michigan’s water quality.”
Our grant proposal titled “Glen Lake Association Critical Contaminant Monitoring Project” will fund a 2 year effort to monitor suspected areas of nutrient and pathogen contamination within Big and Little Glen, Big Fisher, and Hatlem Creek. Should high concentrations of nutrients or pathogens be confirmed in a particular location, the GLA can later focus to advocate for correction of any problems.
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Posted on August 8, 2010 by glenlake
Article by Rob Karner
Glen Arbor Sun Contributor
Glen Lake Association biologist, Rob Karner will now be a regular Sun contributor. This article appeared in the July 29,2010 edition.
Sometimes the solution to preserving our lakes and streams is simple. Often, keeping it simple has the best opportunity for success. Many people along the shorelines of the Glen Lakes-Crystal River Watershed need to water their laws and plants (the greenbelt) during the dry periods of the summer. In addition, there are a significant number of people who want to keep their lawns and greenbelts healthy so they apply fertilizer to enhance plant growth.
While it is good to keep your greenbelt and turf healthy and green, the hidden dilemma is that some of the fertilizer nutrients like nitrogen, and especially phosphorous, can end up in the water and promote unhealthy lake and stream conditions. So the question is, can we have the best of both worlds: healthy greenbelts and turf, and protect the lake at the same time? The answer is yes.
To read more of the article click on Glen Arbor Sun
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