All residents and property owners within the boundaries of the Bear Lake watershed are key stakeholders in the Bear Lake Watershed Alliance (BLWA).  Additionally, local business proprietors, outside government entities, downstream watersheds, and other organizations and citizens have a stake in the success of Bear Lake Watershed Alliance’s mission.  Many stakeholders want to actively help us with our efforts.  This can be accomplished by becoming a BLWA member.

Membership in this watershed organization is open to all stakeholders who wish to support the organization’s purpose. A membership can be done on a yearly basis. An individual membership is $25 per year, or a household membership is $40 per year. You also have the option to become a lifetime member.  Lifetime membership dues are a one-time $500.00 contribution. The $500 family membership is deposited into our endowment fund.

All membership dues and donations are 501(c)(3) tax deductible. The membership year is from January 1 to December 31.  Members are encouraged to attend regular meetings and are qualified to vote at annual meetings.

The dues help fund BLWA operation including public education, website expenses/upgrades, E.coli testing, water quality sampling, and grant matches.


Yearly Membership

Individual Membership $25.00 per year
Household Membership $40.00 per year

Lifetime Membership

$500.00 one time payment

Bear Lake Watershed Alliance
P.O. Box 73
Bear Lake, MI 49614