It’s time to renew your GLQO membership!

It’s time to renew your GLQO membership!

We are now accepting new and renewal applications for 2023 membership in the Gull Lake Quality Organization. The membership renewal form can be found here. Dues and donations from GLQO members help us continue our work to protect the waters of Gull Lake and the surrounding watershed .. Keeping it Clean is our motto!continue reading →
Please! Don’t dump your leaves into the lake or creek!

Please! Don’t dump your leaves into the lake or creek!

Every year we get reports from fellow riparians and GLQO members saying that that their neighbor or someone they know is blowing their leaves and/or lawn clippings into the lake and what can they do about it. The answer is, please tell them that what they are doing, while not illegal, is certainly bad for the lake. Leaves and lawn clippings contain nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorous that promote the growth of algae. Also, as the leaves decay over time, their decomposition consumes oxygen. Both are harmful to the lake in large…continue reading →
Lakescaping Presentations

Lakescaping Presentations

Julia Kirkwood, Watershed Project Manager at Michigan EGLE (Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy) was the featured speaker at the GLQO 2022 Fall Fling, giving a short presentation on Lakescaping. We've placed her presentation here on our website, along with a second, more in-depth presentation on the same subject.Why Lakescaping? * Improved biodiversity * Less shoreline erosion * Fewer of those pesky geese!Julia's Fall Fling Presentation (PDF)Julia's Second Lakescaping Presentation (PDF)continue reading →
Thank You for an Amazing Fall Fling!

Thank You for an Amazing Fall Fling!

The Gull Lake Quality Organization would like to thank those of you who purchased tickets to our 2022 Fall Fling Fundraiser. This year’s event was held in the Lake View room at the Gull Lake Country Club on Sunday, September 25th. Attendees were treated to several door prize drawings that included gift certificates from local merchants including Gull Lake Country Club, Urban Nest, Serafino’s, Kitchen House, South Kitchen, Gull Lake View, and Noteworthy. Gull Lake Marine, Gull Lake Ministries, Hawks Hollow Builders and Premier Builders & Remodelers were kind enough to donate money…continue reading →
Michigan DNR on Wake Boats

Michigan DNR on Wake Boats

Michigan DNR has just published a report on Wake boats, and the data are compelling: "The operation of wake boats in a manner that creates large waves and increases bottom scour is an emerging threat to natural resources in inland lakes. Wake boats can produce waves with 1.7–17 times the energy of other comparable-sized powerboats and their propellers generate enough turbulence to resuspend bottom sediments in water up to 33 feet deep. The large waves generated by wake boats take between 225–950 feet to dissipate to heights and wave energies observed 100–200 feet…continue reading →
Michigan DNR Regulations Regarding Buoys

Michigan DNR Regulations Regarding Buoys

NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT (EXCERPT)Act 451 of 1994 324.80159 Buoys or beacons; permit for placement; application; revocation; removal.    A person shall not place a beacon or buoy, other than a mooring buoy, in the waters of this state except as authorized by a permit issued by the department pursuant to part 13. The department may issue a permit for the placing of buoys or beacons in the waters of this state to mark obstruction to navigation, to designate bathing areas, to designate vessel anchorages, or for any other purpose if…continue reading →
Fall Fling Fundraiser 2022

Fall Fling Fundraiser 2022

GLQO’s Second Annual “Fall Fling” will be at the Gull Lake Country Club on Sunday, September 25th from 6:00PM-8:00PM. LEARN WHAT GLQO IS DOING  - AND YOU CAN DO -  TO PROTECT WATER QUALITY IN THE GULL LAKE WATERSHEDSOCIALIZE WITH FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORSA TAQUERIA/SALAD BUFFET AND CASH BAR WILL BE FEATUREDPRIZES FROM LOCAL BUSINESSES WILL BE AWARDED THROUGHOUT THE EVENING. BUSINESSES INCLUDE Kitchen House, South Kitchen, Gull Lake View Golf Resort, Serafino’s, Noteworthy, Premier Builders and Remodelers, Hawks Hollow Builders, Gull Lake Country Club $40 TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED BELOW THROUGH PAYPAL, OR…continue reading →
GLQO Annual Meeting (2022)

GLQO Annual Meeting (2022)

GLQO's Annual Meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 9th (7-8:30pm) at the Carriage House Classroom at the Kellogg Biological Station (see map and directions below).  There will be a short business meeting where new Board members will be introduced and confirmed, followed by an informational presentation by Matt Diana, Michigan DNR Fisheries Biologist, on the status and management of fisheries of Gull Lake including northern pike, smelt, trout, and other species of interest. The presentation will conclude with an opportunity for Q&A. Following the presentation there will be a social hour where…continue reading →
The Wild Watershed of Gull Lake!

The Wild Watershed of Gull Lake!

Folks, we are thrilled to announce a partnership with one of our members, local photographer, educator and environmentalist Fischer Jex. From President Kay Gross:The GLQO is delighted to have Fischer Jex working with us this summer as coordinator of the Boat Wash at Prairieville Township Park.  Fisher has a strong background in education and outreach and a passion for preserving and protecting Michigan waters! As such, he will be helping us to expand the outreach efforts of the GLQO  this summer. As a start to this, he has created a new Facebook page: www.facebook.com/gull.lake.wildlife. …continue reading →