PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Photo by Bethany Holbrook

Message From HLA President, Martin Hefter

The attached letter was mailed out to all HLA members please read it, and please respond, if you haven’t already done so.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

At the HLA General Meeting held on June 4, 2024, changes in the Board Of Directors were decided for a two-year term.  Visit the “Contact Us” page to see all the names and their respective titles. 

2023 Walleye Survey

A new Walleye Survey is on the Committee Reports page. The title on that page is a link to the survey.

Boat Launch and Campground Info

Here are links for 2023 information: Boat Launch & Fishing , Wolverine Campground

2022 Walleye Tournament

The results of the walleye tournament held on May 22, 2022 is on the Committee Reports page. The title on that page is a link to the results.

Dedication

Special thanks to Julie and Bill Brandon for heading up the dedication of the 2 picnic tables at the Walleye Pike Boat Launch on Saturday, May 15, 2021. It was a very nice event in appreciation for the efforts made on behalf of the HLA from these families. Thanks to all who attended.

DNR Guides and Digests

A link to various guides and digests published by the Michigan Department Of Natural Resources has been added to the Quick Links page. Among others, this website includes the current versions of the Michigan Fishing Guide and Michigan Boating Laws. It also includes an instructional video for adding these publications to your mobile device.

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! Holloway Lake Association needs your help to remain Genesee County’s precious recreational area.

HELP US PRESERVE HOLLOWAY!  JOIN THE HOLLOWAY LAKE ASSOCIATION!

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, Picnicking or Hiking 

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 here to hear Nate’s song