ESLA Achievements

  • Legal actions to establish lake levels
  • Periodic maps and directories for riparians
  • Free shoreline/greenbelt analysis for members
  • Website production
  • Regular member email blasts
  • Hosts annual meeting in late June
  • Offers “Lake Learning Tours” to members
  • Partners with Northwestern Michigan College
  • Hosts five “It’s a Shore Thing” events annually
  • Maintains, Safe Navigation Buoys from Skegemog to Torch River
  • Partners with Elk River Chain of Lakes (ERCOL) watershed groups
  • Holds “Boat Wash” events and added signage at launches
  • Partners with Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council
  • Partners with The Watershed Center Grand Traverse Bay
  • Advocates smart septic inspection/pump-out policies to local/state government
  • Advocates, encourages smart shoreline practices and policies

River otter poking his head up in the grass