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The White Lake Association (WLA) is comprised of hundreds of area residents who care deeply about White Lake. Our members support WLA activities and actions that preserve the natural amenities of the lake, as well as the public trust.

White Lake is defined geologically as a “drowned river mouth.” The lake extends 5.1 miles from the mouth of White River to the point at which it flows into Lake Michigan. It covers 4 square miles and encompasses 2571 acres. White Lake is known for its scenic beauty, sailing, boating, wildlife and year around fishing. It is a popular tourist destination and summer residence for many.

The White Lake Association is dedicated to maintaining and improving the quality of White Lake for the health of its residents and its fish and wildlife through monitoring and education.

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News

WLA 2019 Annual Meeting
Photos by Tom Tisue

Erick Elgin,  MSU Extension, fields questions from the audience at the Oct. 8, 2019 WLA annual meeting held at Montague city hall. He talked about the types of algae residue that were causing “colored foam” to appear on the surface of White Lake.

WLA board members and committee heads at the annual meeting: Chelsey Wabsis, Sue Savoie, Deb Hays, Dave Hays, Elaine Harsch, Mike Cook and Mark Trombly.

White Lake’s second Life Jacket Loaner Station featured in The Michigan Riparian magazine!
White Lake’s second Life Jacket Loaner Station is featured in the Summer 2019 issue of The Michigan Riparian. The article, written by WLA President Dave Hays, appears in the “Lake Happenings” section. A White Lake Association membership includes a subscription to The Michigan Riparian magazine, and members receive four thought-provoking issues per year!

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White Lake featured in The Michigan Riparian magazine!
White Lake is prominently featured in the Spring 2019 issue of The Michigan Riparian. The article, written by WLA board member Deb Hays, is titled “The Magic that is White Lake.” A White Lake Association membership includes a subscription to The Michigan Riparian magazine, and members receive four thought-provoking issues per year!

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Great Things in Store for 2019!
White Lake Association has lots of good news to share in our April 2019 Member Newsletter.

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Partnership to Provide Free Life Jackets to Local Boaters
White Lake Association to Launch Area’s First Sea Tow Foundation Life Jacket Loaner Station

The White Lake Association – through a partnership with boating safety nonprofit, the Sea Tow Foundation – has announced the opening of a new Life Jacket Loaner Station, which became available to West Michigan’s White Lake-area boaters in mid-June, 2018.

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Life Jacket Loaner Station
Life Jacket Loaner Station
Life Jacket Loaner Station