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3-05-2003

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Crystal Lake and Watershed Association

 

Crystal Lake &
Watershed Association
P.O. Box 89, Beulah, MI 49617
Phone: (231) 882-4001
FAX: (231) 882-7810
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Mission Statement



Stacy, this needs updating, of course.

The Crystal Lake & Watershed Association, Inc. (CLWA) is a nonprofit organization of concerned citizens interested in protecting the integrity of Crystal Lake, Benzie County, Michigan, for the enjoyment of future generations. The CLWA, together with governmental, academic, and professional partners, develops and supports initiatives for water quality monitoring, septic system control, sustainable development, and land conservancy through education, for watershed management.

Ecology

  1. Monitor to determine the status and trends of Crystal Lake water quality:

    • for the increase in public knowledge and education.
    • to support the existing septic ordinance and to determine its effectiveness as the older systems are upgraded.
    • for motivation and guidance in the design of future ordinances.
    • to provide an early warning system for invader species, new sources of pollution or excessive nutrition.

  2. Solve the nutrient loading problem from Cold Creek to Crystal Lake:

    • this source represents approximately 1400 pounds of phosphorus per year, perhaps as much as 35% of the total entering the lake.

  3. Maintain and expand the participation of local stakeholders - residents and property owners:

    • to provide a cost effective monitoring program
    • to provide a broad leadership base of concerned, active, and interested participants.

Education

  1. Promote public education:

    • through the use of written material, field trips, hands-on sampling and other materials which may be appropriate for all residents about resource management concepts.

  2. Promote stewardship of the Lake and Watershed:

    • through education of members and the public on the best methods to maintain and preserve our prime natural resources.

Development and Land Use

  1. Monitor new development:

    • to track and influence new development with the intent of preserving the quality of the natural resources.

  2. Support and participate in the formulation of new master plans

    • to help prepare the legal guidelines to control future development.


HOME

About the Watershed

Watershed FAQ

Concerns & Issues


Management Plan


MDNR Boat Launch
About the CLWA

Water Quality

Education & Communications

Zoning & Land Use

Financial Development
Calendar

Membership Form

References

Watershed Wear
Selected Web Links

Photographs

What's New
(at this site)