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Protecting the integrity of Crystal Lake,
Benzie County, MI, now and for the future.

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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 generations.

  2015 ANNUAL MEMBERS MEETING — Saturday, July 18, 2015, 9:30 a.m. at the Congregational Summer Assembly Community Building, 2128 Pilgrim Highway (M-22), 2 miles north of Frankfort.

All are welcome to come and hear what the CLWA is doing to preserve and protect Crystal Lake for future generations. Featured will be a discussion of new and expanded initiatives to control swimmer's itch and bring back enjoyment of these beautiful waters. There will also be an election of new board members.

Here are the
mInutes of last year's Annual Meeting.
  Please be sure to see our Calendar page for events occuring throughout the year.
  3/30/2015 – Announcing the release of the new book – The Comedy of Crystal Lake – by Stacy Leroy Daniels. It's about the lowering of Crystal Lake and a biography of Archibald Jones. See this flyer for full details. It's available direct from the author using this order form, as well as these local establishments:
•  Benzonia Public Library
• Benzie Conservation District
• BaySide Printing in Frankfort
• Benzie Shores District Library
• Darcy Public Library of Beulah
•  Benzie Area Historical Museum
• Benzie County Chamber of Commerce
• Frankfort-Elberta Chamber of Commerce
• Local bookstores (such as The Book Store in Frankfort)

  We are seeking photos to feature the many wonderful aspects of Crystal Lake in Benzie County, Michigan; its beauty, uniqueness, and intriguing nature. Please see here for details.

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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 my heart.

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 - )