- Volunteer – Your time is one of the greatest gifts that you can give to support the Clear Lake Twp. Land Conservancy! We would value your help at volunteer work days maintaining our preserves, volunteering on one of our committees, helping us gather water quality data, supporting student programs for local schools, helping to organize periodic events such as our 2016 ‘Creating a Clear Future’- 25th anniversary celebration event, 2017 ‘Spiritfest’, SummerFest 2019, and assisting with grant writing or occasional office work.
- Visit – Our preserves are open to the public. We encourage you to enjoy them, respect them, and help us protect them. Foot traffic only from dawn until dusk.
- Events & Programs – We offer fun educational events and sometimes volunteer opportunities too. Recent examples include a Solar Farm Tour and Night Sky event. We encourage you to attend and pass along event ideas that you’d like to see in our community. Also, please consider buying annual Clear Lake calendars, Conservancy coffee mugs or other Conservancy logoware for your family and friends to support the conservancy.
- Ears & Eyes – Help keep an eye out and an ear open for any activities that you think might impact our land and water resources. Contact us if you see yard waste or garbage being dumped onto any of our preserves, Clear Lake, or the ditches and wetlands. With your support we are ensuring that future generations get to love our corner of the state too!
- Share Your Photos! – We love seeing photos of our preserves, Clear Lake, and the surrounding township. More importantly we’d love to use your photos in future newsletters, social media posts, and other marketing materials. Please email us photos of our beautiful region!
- Personal Stewardship – We encourage you to take care of your land and water resources in a responsible manner to help protect our corner of the state. A few easy ways to take personal responsibility are to:
- Pick up your pet’s waste,
- Use phosphorous free fertilizer,
- Leave a buffer along the lake edge where you do not apply chemicals,
- Dispose of yard waste (leaves, grass clippings) properly,
- Properly dispose of any chemicals- not on the ground or in the lake,
- Install glacial stone along your concrete seawall,
- Harvest your rainwater by installing a rain chain, rain barrel, or rain garden,
- Avoid feeding the ducks, geese, and swans,
- Remove invasive species from your property,
(Not sure what to pull? Here’s a link to information on several common invasive species in our community)
- Avoid using soaps, detergents, shampoo/conditioner, toothpaste in the lake,
- When operating your boat at high speeds, or when wakeboarding or wakesurfing at slow speeds, distance yourself away from the shore to avoid stirring up the bottom,
- and Donate to the Conservancy - Giving at Every Level Counts!
Contact us to Get Involved