donate to Join the glen lake association
When you become a member by making an annual dues contribution to our General Fund, you support programs to ensure that the Glen Lake Watershed remains the beautiful, healthy area we all enjoy. Riparian members are also eligible to vote for board members and bylaw updates.
In addition to your annual dues, you may also make supplemental donations to the General Fund or other funds listed below. However you choose to support the Glen Lake Association, your donations will help protect the incredible natural resources and quality of life we’ve all come to love.
Donating online is secure and easy and offers convinient auto renew options. However, if you’d prefer to mail a check, please print and enclose this FORM with your contribution.
Thank you for supporting the Glen Lake Association! Every drop of water we protect begins with you. Your generous support will enable us to do more to ensure the health of our lakes and streams, now and into the future.
A recurring donation to the General Fund is the easiest, most efficient way to support the mission of the Glen Lake Association. These contributions are our main source of funding, covering the cost of:
- Water quality monitoring and testing
- Invasive species monitoring and prevention
- Community-wide education and communication
- Shoreline and stream bank consultations
- And much more!
Watershed Protection Fund
The Watershed Protection Fund is intended to cover special initiatives and unexpected watershed expenditures. In addition, each year 4% of the fund’s value is transferred to the General Fund. Expenditures covered by this fund may include:
- Unforeseen watershed protection expenditures
- Invasive species eradication and control
- Special program initiatives
- And more!
The Endowment Fund ensures the long-term financial stability of the Glen Lake Association. This fund is managed by professional investment advisors through the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation, which grants 4% of the fund’s value to the Glen Lake Association each year. This grant is used to support ongoing programming. The Endowment Fund’s principal is not available to the Association.
Boat Wash Fund
The Boat Wash Fund was established in 2022. It is intended to endow the costs associated with operating and financing the equipment essential to running the Glen Lake boat wash facility. This operation, located at the DNR public boat launch on Day Forest Road, is considered the “first line of defense” against invasive species entering Glen Lake. The income of this fund may be used to cover annual boat wash expenditures.
2022 Boat Wash-Capital Campaign
Watershed Scientist Fund
The Watershed Scientist Fund was created in 2020 to offset the cost of this essential staff position. Employing a dedicated watershed scientist is a critical part of the Association’s watershed protection efforts which include addressing endangered and invasive species, monitoring water quality, tackling challenges (such as swimmer’s itch), and engaging in important scientific studies.
Watershed Scientist Fund
We Are Here for You!
The Glen Lake Association is your one-stop shop for information and assistance on living a lake-friendly lifestyle. Living a lake-friendly lifestyle is about balancing what works for you with what works to protect the lakes and river. Working together, we can keep Glen Lake and it’s surrounding water healthy, clear, and blue!