Lakes Preservation League is a non-profit  organization committed to the preservation of natural resources in the Devils and Round Lakes areas in Lenawee County, Michigan.

Meetings are normally held the first Wednesday o
f each month at 7:00 pm at the Rollin Township Hall, 730 Manitou Road, Manitou Beach, Mi.


  • Todd Olsen to Speak at July Meeting! Todd Olsen from Devils Lake Ventures will be speaking at our July meeting. Todd is one of the partners that are going to redevelop the old Sun and Snow properties ...
    Posted Jun 22, 2015, 11:10 AM by Lakes Preservation
  • How To Avoid Transporting Invasive Species On June 26th from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., DNR staff will be stationed at the Devils  Lake public access to share information with boaters about how to avoid ...
    Posted Jun 12, 2015, 6:38 AM by Lakes Preservation
  • Manitou Beach Farmers Market Is Now Open! Don't forget the Manitou Beach Farmers Market is now open, Saturdays from 8AM – 1PM (extended from 12) at 290Devils Lake Hwy (next to the “lighthouse”) with fresh fruits ...
    Posted Jun 1, 2015, 6:23 AM by Lakes Preservation
  • Devils Lake Festival of Arts! June 20, 2015 from 10AM to 10PM Join us!  The festival will be a celebration of the arts with music, dance, theater and an art fair. There will be a fun children tent withface painting, fish ...
    Posted Jun 1, 2015, 6:16 AM by Lakes Preservation
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Weed Control Equipment

Lake Rakes and a Weed Hog Pump owned by the LPL are available to members.  Click Here for more information. 

Current Membership

500 And Growing


July 4th Fireworks!:
The fireworks are planned for Saturday July 4th this year. Did you know that only a couple of hundred people donate to the fireworks fund?  When you think about how many of our properties have not only had their own families but many visiting guests to watch this wonderful display, the small number of people donating is pretty meager. Please think about donating! The enjoyment that the fireworks add to the holiday weekend and what it costs are significant Send to donations to Devils and Round Lakes Fireworks Inc, PO Box 21 Manitou Beach, MI 49253.  Checks payable to same. 

What is the Best Lawn Fertilizer?

In an effort to protect water quality in the area we are asking all residents to consider using no-phosphorous lawn fertilizer.  It is estimated that just one pound of phosphorous in the water will produce 500 pounds of blue-green algae. Much of the phosphorus you apply actually runs off the lawn before penetrating the soil. That means that it gets into the lakes and streams contributing to the glue-green algae bloom and the growth of other aquatic plants. Blue-green algae not only stinks but can be toxic to animals and children. When the algae bloom decays, it reduces the oxygen in the water and can cause fish kills. Phosphorus run-off from feed lots, agricultural land and lawns is the main contributor to phosphorus in lakes. The best time to fertilize is May and early June (now). Your lawn does not need phosphorus! Unless you have a newly seeded lawn most soil provides all the phosphorus your established lawn needs.

Attention Round Lake Residents and Fishermen!

The DNR has set up fishnets in Round Lake as of 5/11/2015.  

These will be used to count certain types of fish in the lake, primarily panfish.  Along with the count some of the fish may be tagged for further education.  This will require the cooperation of fishermen who catch a fish with a tag.  Instructions are on the tag as to what to do.  Please do not boat near the nets for the duration that they are there.

Looking For Some Pictures

Do you have a picture to share that captures the beauty around Devil's and Round Lakes?

Email it to the webmaster - We would love to post it!


Thanks to one of our members for pointing out this interesting article just in time for summer:
By Holland Sentinel, March 18. 2015 12:00PM

State View: How your body wash hurts the Great Lakes
Microbeads, tiny plastic particles, often less than a millimeter in size, are packed into personal hygiene products. Being so tiny, they pass through wastewater treatment systems and end up in rivers, lakes and oceans. Read More... 

Bait Dumping Concerns

From the AP John Flesher August 28th, 2014:

“Inadequate regulation of the bait-fish trade and carelessness on the part of anglers may be allowing invasive species – including the feared Asian carp – to reach Great Lakes and inland waterways, according to a scientific paper.”

There is more to this story (Click to read entire article...), but it ultimately comes down to “what can we do?” The answer is …DON’T DUMP LEFTOVER BAIT INTO THE LAKE!!! The LPL has been putting reminders on windshields of cars parked at the public ramp, and plans to post this reminder there for all to see.

A Landmark Remembered

Click on the picture for a larger view!

The Clearwater Beach Association of Devils Lake recently placed a plaque on what remains of the Clearwater Beach Arch.

The arch was built in 1928 and placed on the Michigan State Register of Historic Places in 1984.


Join the Lakes Preservation League!

The  lakes are here for all of us to enjoy...but without an organization
committed to lake preservation and improvement, they may not be here for our children.  

The quality of life that we have grown accustomed to cannot be taken for granted.  Many changes take place that affect our lake environment positively or negatively.  We all need an organization that will try to make sure that changes are changes for the better.   

Yearly dues are $25.00 (January 1st though December 31st).
Along with your membership you will receive our monthly newsletter, The Preserver, as well as a subscription to The Michigan Riparian which is published quarterly.

Click Here! to print a membership application form. 

Remember the Lakes Preservation League is a non-profit organization.  Your dues are tax deductible.  For further information contact Margaret Brighton, Membership Chairman, 517 547-7267.

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