Overlay District

Overlay District — Protecting our Watershed

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry once said that "A goal without a plan is just a wish."

This same theory pertains to the protection of surface and groundwater in the Glen Lake/ Crystal River Watershed and the need to have a plan for the future. This is why the Glen Lake Association has made this protection initiative and is advocating for the creation of an Overlay District as one of its priorities in the coming years.

The comprehensive plan now needs your understanding, input and support. The proposed plan will not so much affect our watershed as it exists today, but will certainly have a positive affect in subsequent decades. The GLA is collaborating with the four townships in the watershed - Cleveland, Empire, Glen Arbor and Kasson - to explore uniform regulations through an Overlay District to protect our waters through best management practices.

We encourage residents, property owners and the community as a whole to learn more by reviewing the attached information. If you have specific questions or comments, please contact;

Rob Karner, GLA Watershed Biologist rkarner@leelanau.org
Tricia Denton GLA Guardian Ambassador glenlakeguardians@gmail.com