Who We Are
To preserve and protect Long Lake, its watershed and its ecosystems.
The LLPA is an organization of standing committees structured around priorities and strategies intended to benefit the Long Lake Watershed.
Get Involved! All activities and actions of the LLPA and its lake partners are volunteer driven. We encourage anyone with a passion for protecting Long Lake to contact a board member (below). Your involvement in our efforts will be very welcome.
Board of Directors
Overseeing all other committees and reporting to the board is the Executive Committee. This committee is comprised of the officers of the board (President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer) as well as up to two at large directors. This committee is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the LLPA and overseeing all other committees.
Chair: Byron Crouse (President)
Members: Chuck Lawrence (Treasurer), Sandy Campbell (Vice President), Jennifer Brigham (Secretary), Randy Krautkramer
Sustainability & Capacity Building Committee
The Sustainability and Capacity Building Committee (SCBC) is responsible for engaging in and developing capacity building techniques, as well as generating revenue through social events (Revenue Subcommittee), obtaining grants (Grants/Contracts Subcommittee), and securing donations (Gifts/Donations Subcommittee).
Co-Chairs: Sandy Campbell & DJ Ehrike
Members: Jim Utts, Rich Hlava, Steve May, Casey Forbes, Signe Wrolstad-Forbes, Jim Schlesinger, Jeff Linkenheld, Randy Champeau, Byron Crouse
The Operations Committee is responsible for:
- Membership – documenting and increasing membership, billing and receiving annual dues payments, maintaining constant contact email information, tracking member renewal dates, sending welcome packets, sending thank you notes, and assisting general membership communications.
- Event Coordination – assisting with the preparation for the Annual Meeting, Ice Cream Social, clothing sales and other LLPA events by coordination of board member’s help with the events
Chair: Byron Crouse
Members: DJ Ehirke, Sandy Campbell, Randy Krautkramer, Brian Halloran, Jim Schlesinger, Rich Hlava, Byron Crouse (Ex Officio)
Education & Communication Committee
The Education and Communication Committee is responsible for obtaining, developing, and distributing educational materials related to safety, AIS, water quality, etc. in the form of constant contact, emails, social media, newsletters, website updates, etc. This committee should collaborate with the Operations Committee to ensure all members are being reached.
Chair: Joe Thrasher
Members: Sage Dunham, Brian Halloran, Sandy Campbell, Barb Lang, Byron Crouse (Ex Officio)
The Monitoring Committee is responsible for monitoring water quality (CLMN), water levels, AIS, Clean Boats Clean Waters, loon watch, etc. and providing data to as needed to SCBC Grants Subcommittee.
Chair: Randy Poznansky
Members: Randy Krautkramer, Joe Thrasher, Eric Anderson, Byron Crouse (Ex Officio)
Shoreline & Watershed Restoration Committee
The Shoreline and Watershed Restoration Committee is responsible for assessing Long Lake’s shoreline and watershed for preservation, restoration, and enhancement opportunities. Projects include, but are not limited to: shoreline habitat assessments, recruiting shoreline owners to install Healthy Lakes best management practices (rain gardens, diversions, rock infiltrations, native plantings, or Fish Sticks), installing best management practices, and building watershed partnerships. This committee should collaborate with the SCBC Grants Subcommittee to pursue Healthy Lakes and other grant funding.
Chair: Eric Anderson Members: Donnie Marker, Byron Crouse (Ex Officio)