WLA Summer ’22 Update
Your White Lake Association (WLA) is in full swing this 2022 season with comprehensive lake and invasive plant species testing, along with other vital activities that help to promote a clean and vibrant White Lake for all.
Your $35 annual WLA membership fee helps ensure that we can test the lake regularly for clarity, dissolved oxygen levels, phosphorus and chlorophyll-A levels. The WLA team also tests some 30 sites along the lake for invasive plants, including European Milfoil, Curly Leaf Pondweed, European Frogbit and Starry Stonewort. These species of concern are monitored and reported in the hope that they can be controlled.
WLA joins dozens of other Michigan lake associations that send both water and invasive plant species findings to MiCorps’ Cooperative Lakes Monitoring Program (CLMP) at the end of each October. They are analyzed, catalogued and posted in the spring. Annual results can be found on WLA’s website, whitelakeassociation.org, under Testing Results.
In addition to our testing efforts, WLA, in conjunction with White River and Fruitland townships, deploys and removes “No Wake” buoys near the harbor entrance into White Lake. WLA also has responsibility for the “No Wake” buoys in the “Narrows,” or passage to marinas.
WLA also helps maintain the weather station and webcam at the White River Light Station, also thanks to the efforts and expertise of CatchMark Technologies. Log into whitelakeassociation.org to view the live feed from the webcam to the White Lake channel and entrance into Lake Michigan. Just click on the video link to see what is happening on our waterways.
One of WLA’s more recent endeavors, the Lifejacket Loaner Program, in partnership with Sea Tow Foundation, continues to offer complimentary life jackets in various sizes to boaters departing from the City of Montague launch ramps and the Scenic Drive launch ramp. WLA also maintains the Scenic Drive launch ramp and dock.
In addition to benefitting from all of the above, WLA members also receive a subscription to “Michigan Riparian” magazine.
Your WLA team encourages and welcomes volunteer participation in the above-named efforts. To learn more about how to get involved in this dynamic organization, contact WLA President David Hays at 231-740-0266.
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