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Register now for Discovery Boat 2017

Education, Get Involved October 27, 2016 No Response

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Did you miss the 2016 Discovery Boat tours? If you would like to join us in 2017, please sign-up here for free and we’ll let you know via email as soon as we schedule the boats for 2017. (We will probably know the dates in May and you can signup then.)

What is Discovery Boat? Join the Glen Lake Association Watershed Biologist, Rob Karner on a pontoon boat for a two-hour scientific study of Glen Lake. Using various scientific equipment, students learn all about plankton, water chemistry, swimmers itch life cycle, hydrology, bottom sediments, aquatic succession, and aquatic plants.

Learn about and see a plankton net, a compound microscope, Ekman Dredge, sonar devices, aqua view underwater camera, and the hydrolab.

Note: Children under 5 years not allowed. Children 5-10 years must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. If possible, please bring life jackets for children. Click here for more information and to register.


Meet Bill Meserve at the Glen Lake Dam on the Crystal River

Education, Get Involved October 11, 2016 No Response

In this video, you will learn some of the basics of how the Glen Lake Association attempts to regulate lake levels throughout the year.  Many GLA members may have never seen the dam and/or know how it is managed. Bill talks about the many factors that play into managing the dam and the technology that helps the water level committee make important decisions about lake levels that are in turn, affecting water quality. Shoreline erosion and ice damage to shorelines are among the many topics discussed along with the fall salmon run up the Crystal River.


Swimmer’s Itch Plan Update

Education September 27, 2016 One Response

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.