To be a strong, viable, and well-respected volunteer organization that is aware of the past, while focusing on future generations by advocating policies that preserve our irreplaceable and beautiful habitat.
Working, Educating, and Advocating for Quality Lake Living on Crooked and Pickerel Lakes.
- We promote and endorse projects to enhance environmental conservation and water quality within the Pickerel -Crooked lake watershed; as well as the greater Cheboygan watershed
- We work to keep appropriate existing natural shorelines and Native flora, fauna, insects, fish, and microorganisms in our Lakes.
- We work to ensure that our member’s riparian and property rights are affirmed, protected, and balanced with our mission.
- We value and advocate for scientific studies, data, and proven “best management practices”; while positioning the PCLA as a community-wide educational resource.
- We advocate for the health, safety, and planned development of our lake properties and lake community.
- We maintain and strive for responsible and legal stewardship of our financial resources and non-profit status.
OVERALL STRATEGIES FOR SETTING ACTION GOALS *
- Join and support allied organizations, as needed, that are relevant to our Mission and Core Values.
- Actively advocate and support the use of natural shorelines and guard against abnormal shoreline erosion as our “front line” effort toward environmental conservation.
- Monitor and identify environmental threats, and create appropriate action plans to prevent, control, or eliminate (i.e.: invasive species, water, air, and land pollution).
- Educate and communicate, consistently with our members, lake users, and the larger community (marketing awareness).
- Monitor government regulations and community planning/actions as they affect our members and Mission.
- Stay aware of the operation of the Crooked River Locks operations, as they are essential to our lakes, our members, and our Mission. The Crooked River Consortium exists for our Lakes community input and leadership.
- Recognize the strengths, limitations, challenges, and opportunities of our “all-volunteer” Association
* Strategies may change with Board action and are not prioritized. Goals are set annually.
Approved: PCLA June 28, 2022