The Hutchins Lake Improvement Association promotes the environmental quality and wise use of Hutchins Lake and its watershed to preserve the health of the lake community and recreational opportunities for both present and future generations through education, communication, and commitment.  Hutchins Lake is in southwest Michigan, near the city of Fennville and the Allegan State Game Area.

HLIA is a member of the Michigan Waterfront Alliance. MWA is a nonprofit corporation formed to protect, serve, and promote wise use of Michigan’s inland waters. MWA is involved in such specific issues as environmental law, riparian doctrine, water rights, and marine safety. Visit to learn more about the Michigan Waterfront Alliance.

Upcoming Events

HLIA Annual Meeting

June 25, 2022 9:30 AM
We will hold elections for the office of Secretary and President.  An agenda will be available the week prior to our meeting.  All are welcome. The meeting will be held in the Fennville Schools Administration board room.

Discovery Day Camp

July 1, 2022
A summer camp for children ages K-3rd grade is again being offered this summer.  Our camp this year will be an extended one-day camp. The theme will be Terrific Turtles and will include information of the four types in the lake. This is a great learning experience for young children regarding our environment and the aquatic life of the lake. 

4th of July Boat Parade

July 4, 2022 7:30 PM
Everyone is welcome to join in the parade of boats for a celebration of our country and our freedom.  This is a non-HLIA-sponsored event. 

HLIA Board Meeting

September 13, 2022 6:30 PM
Location TBD

HLIA Board Meeting

November 15, 2022 6:30 PM
Location TBD



Seeking Candidates for HLIA President & Secretary

We are seeking candidates for the HLIA board positions of President and Secretary.  Elections will be held on June 25, 2022 9:30 AM at the annual meeting.  Please contact us via the Contact form or reach out to your district director if you are interested in running.

Seeking Volunteers for HLIA District Directors

We are seeking volunteers for district director positions for District #10 (Blue Goose / Mallard) and District #8  (122nd from 6002-6045).  Please contact us via the Contact form if you are interested.

Membership Application

Download the HLIA Membership Application to apply for membership and/or pay dues.

Subscribe to the HLIA Email List

You can now subscribe to the Hutchins Lake Improvement Association email list to receive the Hutchins Lake newsletter, updates about activities and functions, and notifications about lost and found items.