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New GLA eBlasts Keep You Up-to-Date

Education, News July 3, 2018 No Response

We’ve recently started sending eBlasts to our members, keeping everyone up-to-date on GLA events. These short and informative emails are the latest way to stay connected and be informed.

Our latest eBlasts shared news on the Guardian program, an update on invasive species, as well as upcoming meetings and get-togethers.

Stay informed and in the loop on all things GLA. If you’re not on our newsletter list, sign up here. Also be sure to like our Facebook page to stay in step with GLA.


Help Stop Spread of Invasive Iris

Education, News June 19, 2018 No Response

What appears to be a harmless flower is actually an invasive species. 
These yellow iris are seen around the lake, as on Big Fisher Lake in this video with our watershed biologist, Rob Karner. He’ll advise how to remove and prevent the spread of this invasive species that will continue to colonize if we don’t take action to prevent it.
Please take a few minutes to watch this important video. Thank you for helping keep our lake pristine and growing with only native species.

Any questions can be directed to Rob through the GLA at 231-334-7645, or email him at rkarner@leelanau.org.


Relocation Upcoming for Common Merganser Hens & Chicks

Education, News June 1, 2018 No Response

Aiming to help prevent the parasite carried by Merganser ducks that causes Swimmer’s Itch, GLA will soon be live trapping and relocating Common Merganser hens and their chicks.

 

You may see trapping teams setting up nets and working your shoreline to capture the ducks. If so, please assist the efforts by staying inside until the hen and her chicks have been captured. Usually, it takes about an hour or two to set up the nets, capture, and relocate the brood.

If you see broods, please do not harass them in any way, as it can increase the difficulty of catching them. (Note: It is illegal to shoot them except during hunting season).

Finally, if you observe a Common Merganser brood on Glen Lake, please call in your sighting to 231-883-2776, noting the number of chicks and where you observed them. (There is no need to call if you see single mergansers without chicks or broods of other species such as mallards.)

Our goal will be to repeat last year’s effort of live trapping 100% of the Common Merganser broods. The trapping season begins now and will continue until early July.

Thanks for your cooperation,

Rob Karner, Watershed Biologist.