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Crystal Lake and Watershed Association

 

Crystal Lake &
Watershed Association
P.O. Box 89, Beulah, MI 49617
Phone: (231) 882-4001
FAX: (231) 882-7810
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CLWA Activities:
Development


Annual Reports Development Committee

The Annual Reports for the Development Committee and the entire CLWA are available here.


Introduction

To all participants and donors to the Crystal Lake Watershed Fund and members of the Crystal Lake Association: thank you for your past financial support in helping maintain and preserve Crystal Lake through your contributions to both the CLWF and CLA. We hope you will now continue on as members of the new Crystal Lake & Watershed Association. Membership offers you a channel for your ideas and concerns, plus an active voice in the protection of Crystal Lake.

Membership also includes the following benefits:

  • Crystal Whitecaps, The CLWA Newsletter (published biannually).
  • The Annual Membership Directory.
  • Progress reports on lake activities and issues of concern.
  • The Michigan Riparian magazine (free subscription, if desired).
  • Participation through voting power.

Importantly, functioning as a membership organization provides the CLWA with a reliable annual income to defray operating costs, and to fund key stewardship projects, scientific studies, and educational programs geared toward protecting Crystal Lake. All contributions are applied directly at the local level within the Crystal Lake Watershed to activities in three areas: Water Quality, Education & Communications, and Zoning & Land Use. Specific expenditures include: water testing, equipment repair, legal counsel, boat expense, newsletter mailings, and the "Walkabout" program.

CLWA encourages its members to speak out and contact local and state representatives on issues, such as boating access sites and keyhole development. An organization such as the CLWA with over 1,200 members attracts more attention than the voice of one concerned citizen. Together, we can impact matters of critical importance to the preservation and care of Crystal Lake. Dues to the CLWA are only $35 per year. Additional contributions and gifts earmarked to the 2020 Vision Fund or the Endowment Fund are used for stewardship projects, scientific studies, and educational programs. We look forward to a long and pleasant relationship with all our old and new members. Donations are tax deductible.




If It's To Be, It's Up To Me!

If each member of the Crystal Lake & Watershed Association were to adopt this belief, then we would certainly have many more means, when needed, at our disposal to carry out our mission. If we all truly believe in preserving Crystal Lake, and surely this is our common desire, then we, yes, each one of us must assume our fair share of the financial responsibility to provide the necessary funding.

One great need today is to provide for tomorrow. To help achieve this, each of us can do our part in making generous and continuing contributions to our Endowment Fund. A larger principal means more interest income to provide for future needs. A donation to the Endowment Fund in memory or in honor of a friend or family member takes on an additional meaning as a gift that keeps on giving. Let us act now, and embrace the true meaning of "if it is to be, it is up to me."

The CLWA can accept many types of gifts: cash, checks, appreciated securities, charitable trusts, etc., and remembrance in your estate planning through bequests of various kinds. Another way you may wish to give is in year-end planning with a generous contribution. Each and every gift makes a difference. Crystal Lake will thank you for years to come, and you will have the satisfaction of being part of maintaining this beautiful jewel of the north, and know that "IT IS TO BE BECAUSE OF ME!"

-- Kathryn Simpson




Please Support Your CLWA

The Crystal Lake & Watershed Association, Inc., (CLWA) is a non-profit (501c3) organization comprised of dedicated volunteers and environmental professionals who provide their valuable time and expertise. We sincerely believe that you, the readers of our Web pages and publications, are most interested in learning about our programs as they apply specifically to the Crystal Lake Watershed.

We invite you to support the CLWA using our
membership form.

Crystal Lake and Watershed Association

 

Crystal Lake &
Watershed Association
P.O. Box 89, Beulah, MI 49617
Phone: (231) 882-4001
FAX: (231) 882-7810
Email Us
Follow us on Facebook


HOME

About the Watershed

Watershed FAQ

Concerns & Issues


Management Plan
s

MDNR Boat Launch

Public Access Sites
About the CLWA

Water Quality

Education & Communications

Zoning & Land Use

Development

Ad Hoc & Special Committees

Calendar
Membership Form

Newsletters

References

Watershedware

Selected Web Links

Photographs