Watershed Association P.O. Box 89, Beulah, MI 49617
Phone: (231) 882-4001
FAX: (231) 882-7810 Email
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.
Monitor to determine the status
and trends of Crystal Lake water quality:
for the increase in public knowledge
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.
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
Maintain and expand the participation
of local stakeholders - residents and property owners:
to provide a cost effective monitoring
to provide a broad leadership
base of concerned, active, and interested participants.
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.
Promote stewardship of the Lake
through education of members and
the public on the best methods to maintain and preserve our prime natural resources.
Development and Land Use
Monitor new development:
to track and influence new development
with the intent of preserving the quality of the natural resources.
Support and participate in the
formulation of new master plans
to help prepare the legal guidelines
to control future development.