Helping keep Platte Lake Clean for 36 Years

Welcome to the PLIA website!

We are a grassroots, non-profit association of homeowners who are committed to insuring that Platte Lake is a healthy and beautiful body of water that everyone can enjoy now and in the future.

If you missed the Annual Meeting

Dr. Raffel's presentation on swimmer's itch is available here

What we've done this year:

  •    Successfully implemented and operated a PLIA funded/controlled Lake and River sampling program, including:

               -purchased $13,000 of instrumentation and sample collection equipment.

               -contracted with the Benzie Conservation District to conduct pre and post sampling instrument calibration as well as lake and tributary water quality measurement and sample collection.

               -executed a memorandum of understanding with the MDNR to analyze the samples in the same lab where hatchery samples are analyzed so lake and hatchery sample results are directly comparable.

               -regularly monitored and analyzed the results of the sample results from the lake and river tributaries as well as the hatchery to identify and investigate any potential problems

               -executed a memorandum of understanding with the Benzie County Sherriff Department to utilize their airboat when ice conditions are unsafe for our regular sampling program.

               -Implemented a fully documented database in Excel for storing and analyzing sampling results.

  • ·        Participated with an Oakland University study of swimmers itch, collecting samples from locations on the lake. We successfully petitioned both Lake and Benzonia Townships to share in the cost of this sampling and analysis
  • ·        Continued to meet regularly with the MDNR to review Hatcher operations, effluent discharge, etc. Hatchery discharge was 57.6 lbs, well within the 150 lb/year limit

Make 2016 the year you become a PLIA member and contribute generously to our work in keeping Platte Lake clean and beautiful.

Address:PO Box 272, Honor, MI 49640-0272


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