Founded in 1922, the Les Cheneaux Islands Association offers all who care about the Les Cheneaux area (summer visitors, year-round residents, customers, and businesspersons alike) an opportunity to work together for the betterment of our community.
The Association pledges a comprehensive concern with all matters that effect the area harbor facilities, waste disposal, zoning, water quality, channel dredging, buoy placement (our own and those of the Coast Guard), boating safety, fish and game regulation, traffic control, fire safety, property protection, and off-season inspection of seasonal properties. These are not the concerns of any single, small, self-interested group; they are matters pertinent to all of us.
Too, the Association functions as a liaison between its members and village, township, county, state and federal government as well as the Department of Natural Resources and the Coast Guard thus offering individual members a far greater voice than they would otherwise have.
Please, therefore, remember what we are and tell a friend who might not already know. We work to benefit everyone who loves Les Cheneaux.
E. James Mertaugh, President, Summer 1980
LCIA Actions In Support of Vision
Navigational Aids – Placement and maintenance of over 125 private navigational buoys to mark shoals and rocks providing another layer of boating safety over the Coast Guard buoys.
Property Inspections – Conduct inspections of members’ properties/cottages in their absence; two per month from September through May.
Water Quality – Support monitoring lake water quality for recreational use through scheduled water sampling/analysis and contribute to water centric efforts in the area in conjunction with the Watershed Council.
Boating Safety – Sponsor youth boating safety certification classes, adult refresher classes and vessel safety checks.
Local Government Interaction – LCIA representation at public township meetings and involvement in local planning and regulatory issues as needed.
Member Communication – Keep members up-to-date on pertinent news, current conditions, and important local issues through Quarterly Newsletters and Facebook page. Annual Member Meeting and Dinner in August plus three Board Meetings per year.