Ok, it’s March already and Spring is trying to make its entrance on Holloway. Just a few updates you need to know:

* 2nd Notices are in the mail for those who have not paid their 2018 HLA Membership dues.

* April General Membership Meeting will be at Marathon Twp Hall, 4575 Pine St, Columbiaville at 7 p.m.

* Election of the Board will take place at the General Membership Meeting. If you have ever thought about getting involved, now is the time. We encourage new blood on our Board that will bring fresh ideas and keep us moving forward. Officers include: Pres/Skipper, VP/ 1st Mate, Secretary/Yeoman, Treasurer/Purser, 3 At Large Reps/Ensigns, and 6 Zone Commanders/Ensigns.

* HLA Spring Cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, April 21st. We always meet the the Stanley Rd tubes and disburse from there. More info to follow!

* The water level should begin to come up by May 1st. Often the City of Flint begins to bring it up by mid-April so be prepared and have your docks installed and boat hoists pushed back out by then if staying relatively dry doing so matters to you.

* It’s time to start thinking about getting your boat ready prior to the beginning of the boating season. Check to make sure your flares, fire extinguisher and life preservers do not need replacing. It’s always smart to have a first aid kit, flash-light, and extra battery on board your boat. Lastly, double check that the electricity on your docks or near the water are fail safe and will automatically shut down in case of a short (to ensure your friends and family are not accidentally electrocuted swimming in front of your cabin or home).

* Start making plans for your lakefront get-togethers and parties this summer. Grandkids keep growing and guests come in all sizes so make sure you have a Coast Guard Approved Life Preserver available for everyone in your boat. Also there will be no shortage of mosquitos this summer so have plenty of insect repellant, bug zappers, torches and candles available.





Photo by Cheryl Hill


The Holloway Lake Association Protects your Reservoir

Through regularly scheduled meetings and newsletters, the Holloway Lake Association keeps concerned citizens informed and in touch.  Please support these efforts by becoming a member of the Holloway Lake Association. Together we can make a difference!

The Holloway Reservoir needs your help to remain Genesee County’s precious recreational area.


Issues we are working on:

The Water – predictable levels and good quality
The Regulatory Agencies – boating safety
The Environment – industrial and other pollution
Shoreline Erosion
Parkland Preservation
Richfield Landfill issues
Boating, Fishing, Swimming, Camping, Picnicing or Hiking along the reservoir

Holloway Today: Challenges and Changes

Shoreline Erosion:  Shoreline erosion, which is greatly exacerbated by high speed boating, waves, and sandy soil, has been identified as a concern.  Picturesque Goose Point becomes narrower each year. Trees have tipped over into the water in many areas.  As a result, the Reservoir is becoming increasingly wider. What will it look like in 50 years?

Water Levels: There are many demands on the waters of Holloway. The City of Flint requires constant flow for sanitation plants. Down-river recreational users call for increased summertime flow. In the dry summer months, low water levels on Holloway harm recreation, wildlife and the ecosystem of the water.

Environmental Concerns: The potential impact of The Richfield Landfill on Holloway Reservoir and its surroundings demands activism by the public to insure a safe environment and to maintain the natural beauty of the area.

The increase in the numbers of seagulls requires efforts to control them in order to prevent the damage they cause to property and their contamination of the water.

Regulatory Intrusion: The Holloway Reservoir is heavily regulated by Government, and citizen activism is required to balance the competing interests of the environmental, industrial and recreational communities.



We have been given permission by Nate Harasim to use his song “Holloway Cruise” on our website.  Nate was just a young teenager when he wrote this song while sitting on his dock in Zone 4.  It is simply beautiful!  Make sure you have your speakers on!

Click below to hear Nate’s song