Welcome to the
Crystal Lake & Watershed Association (CLWA), a nonprofit (501c3) organization
of concerned local citizens and environmental professionals committed to protecting
the integrity of Crystal Lake, Benzie County, Michigan, for the enjoyment of future
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|Prologue to Crystal Lake
The sun awaits its birth o'er the quiet Lake
A glow behind the night, yet to dispense the dark.
The lightening hills, still ghostly, anticipating dawn
But peace still reigns; contentment lies within
And as I stroll along the rippled sands
Peace walks with me I wait and sigh
For that beckoning voice beneath the ripple of the waves
To tell me, "Be ye still, for God is neigh."
And so, yet lovely Lake, I pour forth to you
This message from my soul, no longer ache
Forever after me as I depart this life.
Remembering your calm inspiration, Crystal Lake.
-- Stacy L. Daniels (Aug. 29, 1937 - )