This video was made at The Leelanau School during the Michigan Swimmer’s Itch Partnership conference. The interview is between Rob Karner, Watershed Biologist, and Ron Reimink of SiCon, LLC. This video highlights the recommendations of SiCon to the Glen Lake Association for the next 8-10 months as it relates to what steps should be taken to reduce swimmer’s itch. Ron Reimink is the world’s leading researcher with respect to Common Mergansers and live trapping them off lakes that have swimmer’s itch. Watch and learn about this important topic for the Glen Lake Association members.
This video is filmed on location at Hatlem Pond. Watershed biologist Rob Karner interviews the engineer of Spicer Engineering. This video highlights the work being done during the fall of 2016 that will measure the sediment that has been “trappped” by the pond upstream from the dam. Once we know the depth of the pond after two years of dredging it, we can determine how fast the pond is filling up again and forecast how long it may take before a decision is made for another maintenance dredge to happen sometime in the future. Stay tuned for the results of this important study.
Meet our new president Bill Witler. In this video, he talks about what being a GLA president means to him along with his short- and long-term goals are. This is a chance to meet him as he is interviewed by Laura Wiesen aboard the GLA’s “Lake Guardian” boat on Big Glen.
Welcome to our newly redesigned Glen Lake Association website. Our aim with this site is to make information easier to find and to be more responsive to member needs.
We also are offering significant technology enhancements that enable us to reduce administrative costs and improve recordkeeping. While the majority of our membership (72%) prefers email correspondence, we will maintain our regular mail communications for those members who don’t have an email address or are uncomfortable with online communications.
You can learn more about how to maneuver through the new website, how to utilize the site to pay your annual dues or make a contribution, view community calendars and the current GLA newsletter and learn how to register for upcoming
events at our annual meeting Aug. 13. An “easy steps” information card will be available on how to understand the site for everyone in attendance at the annual meeting.
The recent survey to our membership confirmed that swimmer’s itch is a high priority. The “itch” has increased to alarming rates on many neighboring lakes, and we are concerned that our interventions could be losing some of their effectiveness.
Last year the number of Common Mergansers residing our lake increased significantly. Given the state is not issuing permits to live trap Mergansers from lakes until required studies are completed (expected in 2017), we will be implementing the following measures in 2016: