CLA Annual Programs

        Water Quality Monitoring Program Mudpuppy water quality testing boat Picture
The CLA hires professional water quality testing and reports this information to our members.
The CLA participates in the micorps.net water quality testing that allows us to compare data with other Michigan Lakes.
Also see Waterfront info from the MSU turfgrass science.
If you have any questions contact the CLA Committee Chair found here.

        Police Boat and Public Safety <See Forum>
In 1993 the CLA wrote a grant with Montcalm County Police and DNR to fund a police boat.
The CLA provides funds to staff and maintain this police boat.
This has proved to be a very successful program over the many years.
If you have any questions contact the CLA Committee Chair found here 

        Bill Willemin Memorial Goose Roundup <picture> <See Forum>
The CLA obtains all permits, attends training, rounds up the geese in a well orchestrated boat and land event.
The CLA contracts a licensed company to relocate the geese to other lakes.
This make a big difference in keeping your lawn clean.
This alone is worth the $35 annual membership fee.
If you have any questions contact the CLA Committee Chair found here 

        Newsletters <found here>
The CLA create and sends four newsletters per year.

If you have any questions contact the CLA Committee Chair found here

        July 4th Fireworks Display. <more info here>
This is entirely funded by CLA donations and CLA membership dues.
If you have any questions contact the CLA Committee Chair found here

        Fish Stocking <more info here>
The CLA monitors and communicates DNR provided fish stocking.
The lake was last stocked with 70,000 walleye in 2011 thanks to CLA VP Bonnie Kanitz's effort.
 If you have any questions contact the CLA Committee Chair found here

        Directory <See Forum>
The CLA creates and provides a directory to all its members. This is entirely funded by businesses that advertise in our directory.
This has become the go-to list for out-of-town visitors to find out what is available. 
The CLA had been contacted several times by the 911 center about contact information for cottages and boats. Please help keep your information up-to-date in our directory with additional cell phone number and email address. This information is keep confidential.
If you have any questions contact the CLA Committee Chair found here

        Protect your property values and rights <See Forum>
Our Township committee has been very active over the years representing our members interest and providing a strong voice to our Crystal Township, Montcalm County Road Commission and Montcalm County Court System.
If you have any questions contact the CLA Committee Chair found here
 

        Winterfest <more info here>
Beginning in 2011 the CLA began supporting the Crystal Winterfest Event. .
The CLA Provides the warming tent and hot beverages for the polar dippers and ice rescue demonstartion by the Fire Dept.
This event is like 4th of July in the Winter. It has a huge turnout.

If you have any questions contact the CLA Committee Chair found here

        Website and Online Communication
We have a vast amount of information related to Crystal Lake such as bottom maps and links to everything.
There are many links such as to this online company to purchase lake pictures.
We have an online forum for posting questions, reading updates or communicating with others.
We can take membership dues and fireworks donations via Credit Card, ACH or PayPal.
We have a place to subscribe to CLA news and events, found here.
If you have any questions contact the CLA Committee Chair found here.
 

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Updated 11/11/2013