You receive numerous association services (see the About page for a full description) along with your personal copy of the GLA Annual Report “It’s All About the Water”.
You help to support, through your annual memebrship contribution, the important activities undertaken by the association to keep the Glen Lake/ Crystal River Watershed as pristine as possible.
Membership is open to anyone interested in protecting, preserving and continually improving the beautiful Glen Lake area for present and future generations. Association members and volunteers work together to maintain a strong organization that focuses on:
Water Quality To measure and help prevent pollution and study ways to proptect the environment and natural resources.
Water Level. To operate and maintain the Crystal River dam per CIrcuit Court mandate to regulate lake levels and flow in the Crystal River.
Water Clarity. To check the clarity of Glen Lake with regular Secchi Disk readings.
Invasive Species Prevention. To operate programs that help to protect Glen Lake from infestation by Eurasian water milfoil and other exotic invasive organisms.
Information to Members. To publish and distribute enewsletters to members, and keep the public informed about key issues affecting the Glen Lake area.
Legal Issues. To monitor existing and proposed township, county and state laws that affect our lakes and the environment.
County, State and National Departments. To work cooperatively with the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, the Leelanau Conservancy, Leelanau Clean Water and other northern Michigan lake associations.
Water and Boating Safety. To promote water and boating safety, the Association distributes boating etiquette fliers to boaters, posts signs for boaters entering and exiting Fisher Lake and partners with our county sheriff department marine patrol.
Swimmer’s Itch. To continue to find methods of effectively preventing swimmer’s itch.
Membership and volunteers. To conduct the ongoing responsibilities for maintaining a strong and effective Association for the Glen Lake area.
Finance. To finance all the activities of the Association and establish reserves to handle emergencies.
Endowment Fund. To accumulate funds to ensure the preservation and enhancement of Glen Lake by means of visionary stewardship of the Glen Lake-Crystal River Watershed.
You can join the Glen Lake Association online. You have the option to pay online or pay by mail.
Annual membership in the Glen Lake Association is available at multiple levels: Basic ($50); Contributor ($100); Sustaining ($250); Silver ($500); Gold ($1,000); Platinum ($2,500).
In addition, special Business Memberships are available in two levels. Join the GLA as a business partner here.