You receive numerous association services (see the Who We Are page for a full description) along with your personal copy of the GLA newsletter Alligator & Inspiration (published three times a year).
You help to support, through your annual dues, 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 Level. To operate and maintain the Crystal River dam that controls the water level in Glen Lake, Fisher Lake and the the Crystal River.
Water Quality. To measure and help control pollution and study ways to protect the environment and natural resources.
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 newsletters 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 Leelanau Conservancy and other northern Michigan lake associations.
Water and Boating Safety. To promote water and boating safety, the Association places buoys at the narrows, the Little Glen Boat Launch, and the rocky area on Big Glen; distributes good boating etiquette fliers to boaters; and posts signs for boaters entering and exiting Fisher Lake.
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 watershed. The watershed extends to the dam that controls lake water levels and includes land tributary to Glen Lake, Fisher Lake and the part of the Crystal River upstream from the dam.
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.