The Glen Lake Association (GLA) is one of four recipients of a 2011 National Fish Habitat Action Plan Award, given for extraordinary achievement in Fish Habitat Conservation. GLA lake biologist Rob Karner explains:
“There are seven GLA projects on which this national award was based. Each is an important part of resource conservation and protection. Without the commitment and oversight by the lake association, water quality and these other environmental initiatives would not exist.”
The Glen Lake Association uses numerous outreach and educational campaigns to protect the Glen Lake watershed from aquatic invasive species, physical habitat degradation, and water quality impairment while promoting aesthetic and recreational enjoyment to riparians and the public. Last year the 800 member grassroots organization was named “Michigan Inland Lake Steward of the Year Award” by the Michigan Lake and Stream Associations in 2008.