Blue Waters Kayak

Member Benefits

Key Membership Benefits       

Your membership, support, and participation in the Green and Duck Lakes Association (GLADLA) help support programs and activities vital to the protection, maintenance and continued improvement of Green and Duck Lakes

Download the member/donate form to pay by check,  or click the "Membership/Donate" button at the top of this page to pay online with Credit Card or PayPal. Association members and volunteers work together to maintain a strong organization that focuses on;

Member Activities and Events

A list of all events and activities can be found on the Events Page or on our Facebook page. The Annual Meeting for election of Board members and officers is held in late August at the Interlochen Public Library.

Monitor the Well-being of Green & Duck Lakes

To measure bacteria, help monitor and control pollution, and implement best practices to protect the environment and natural resources. Check the clarity of our Lakes with regular Secchi Disc readings.

To operate programs that help to protect the Lakes from infestation by invasive plants and other exotic invasive organisms.

Information and Education

To publish and distribute newsletters to members, and to educate and inform the public and township officials about key issues affecting the Lakes area.

Meet with townships and other lake associations sharing best practice processes, and programs while continuing to educate our membership and ourselves

​Educational Courses

Work with Grand Traverse County’s marine patrol, Michigan Department of Environment Great Lakes and Energy, Department of Natural Resources, Cooperative Lakes Monitoring Program, Michigan State University, Clean Boats Clean Waters to offer educational courses for people of all ages.  Visit our Facebook page for listing of opportunities as they become available.
To promote water and boating safety, the Association placed a sign at the Boat Launch and will distribute good boating etiquette fliers for boaters and campers. Continue to seek out methods of effectively controlling swimmers’ itch. 

Website 

To communicate and to make online operations more convenient for members. To share information about our Lakes;

  • Stay up on lake information.

  • Pay dues or donate online.

  • Check the calendar & weather.

Monitor Fiscal and Civic Matters

Monitor Laws;  Monitor existing and proposed township, county and state laws that affect our lakes and the environment. Work with Village, Township, County and State Government;  Work cooperatively with the Michigan Department of Environment Great Lakes & Energy, Department of Natural Resources MSU, Conservancies and other northern Michigan Lake Associations.

Maintain a strong Association

Promote membership and volunteering     To conduct the ongoing responsibilities for maintaining a strong and effective Association for the Interlochen area.

Finance Activities 

Finance the activities of the Association and establish reserves to handle emergencies and to ensure we have funds to support the preservation and enhancement of the Lakes by means of visionary stewardship of the Lakes and watershed.  Manage all fiduciary responsibilities filing all necessary documents with the state and IRS.

Membership/Donations

You help support, through your annual dues and donations,  supports the important activities undertaken by the Association that will help keep the Green Lake and Duck Lake watershed as pristine as possible for future generations.

Membership dues for the Green Lake and Duck Lake Association are $25 per year. With donations accepted from all parties interested in our lakes environment.