The WLA relies on volunteers to monitor water quality and connect with property owners who care passionately about Walloon. Volunteering is a great way to turn neighbors to friends and create connections and lasting memories.
Membership committee members solicit memberships and evaluate ideas to enhance member value. Using a system of neighborhood representatives and captains, they visit door to door to invite neighbors to become members.
Environmental Impact Committee
The EIC oversees treatment of Eurasian Watermilfoil on the Lake, along with research into causes and ways to reduce Swimmers Itch. The WLA is a member of the Michigan Swimmers Itch Partnership.
Each July, the WLA hosts a community celebration at Melrose Township Park in the village. The event includes family fun activities like magic shows and penny hunts, an Art Club show, sailboat rides, and information about the work of the WLA and the WLTC. The committee plans all the activities and oversees vendors and volunteers for the event.
Water Quality Committee
This committee samples water from 5 points in the Lake on a weekly basis. The data is tracked and samples are sent to Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council for analysis. The WLA owns a hydrolab for additional analysis.
The Education Committee schedules several educational events throughout the summer, covering topics of interest for the health of the Lake and the enjoyment of the surrounding community.
The GAC has representatives in each of the five townships on the Lake. These reps attend township meetings and advise the WLA of changes which might affect our members.
This committee oversees setting and removing WLA buoys at various points on the Lake, and encourages members to take safe boating classes.
The WLA is governed by a Board of Directors. Directors are elected to a three-year term by the membership, usually after volunteering for a committee for some time. If you are interested in serving on the board, contact the office for an application.