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

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Watershed Perspectives and Facts

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.

  The Fall 2015 issue of the Crystal Whitecaps newsletter is now out. Read it here. (Posted 11/18/2015)
  Swimmer's Itch data from Congregational Assembly Beach. The important data collection conducted at the CSA beach over the last three years is described in the Fall 2015 newsletter (see above). For a summary of the results to date, read here. (Posted 11/18/2015)
The 2015 CLWA Annual Members Meeting was held on July 18. The CLWA presented reports on its current work to preserve and protect Crystal Lake for future generations. Featured was a discussion of new and expanded initiatives to control swimmer's itch and bring back enjoyment of these beautiful waters. New board members were elected. Read the draft minutes. The 2016 Annual Meeting is scheduled for Saturday, July 23. (Updatd 11/18/2015)
  CLWA'S NEW INITIATIVES TO FIGHT SWIMMER'S ITCH The CLWA has launched new programs and research this summer to help in controlling and alleviating the effects of swimmer's itch. It has joined a coalition of twenty organizations and government agencies that are combining resources on a statewide level to find solutions to this lake-borne scourge. It is also helping to sponsor biological research that will contribute new data for understanding the causes of swimmer's itch. Read the newly-revised informational brochure, which explains what YOU can do to help these efforts and minimize the effects of swimmer's itch on you and your family. (Posted 7/6/2015)
  Please be sure to see our Calendar page for events occuring throughout the year.

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