Benefits of Joining the Hutchins Lake Improvement Association

The Association, through its leadership who are all property owners invested in the lake, works to keep Hutchins Lake a wonderful resource that property owners on or around the lake can enjoy. The Association does this in several ways:


It promotes education about water quality, environmental quality and water safety. Each member is eligible for a free subscription to The Michigan Riparian Magazine.

Lake Welfare

It supports issues that concern the welfare of the lake, including working to maintain the quality of the water resources safe for swimming and conducive to their renewal.

Data Collection

It supports measurements and evaluation of data of the lake so that decisions and action of the Association will benefit the lake and watershed.


It brings issues of interest affecting the lake residents and users to the attention of governmental entities such as the Allegan County Sheriff’s Department Marine Patrol, DNR, DEQ, Allegan County Commissioners, Clyde and Ganges Township officials, Fennville City leaders, Fennville Chamber of Commerce, Allegan County Drain Commission, Allegan Road Commission and others.


The Association endeavors to bring those who live and play on the lake into closer community by sponsoring several fun events throughout the summer, including a non-power boating poker run with food and prizes, a 4th of July boat parade, a discovery camp for the youth, and similar activities so that the above objectives can be supported.

Becoming a Member

By becoming a member of the Hutchins Lake Improvement Association, you support efforts to maintain the quality of Hutchins Lake and ensure continued enjoyment of the lake by all people.

Your membership dues help HLIA support the following:

  • Free Summer Day Camp for Children
  • HLIA-led Hutchins Lake Watershed Community Study and Action Team
  • HLIA membership in the Michigan Lakes and Streams Association

With your membership you receive:

  • Bi-annual Newsletters
  • Subscription to the Riparian magazine, if desired
  • HLIA Membership Directory
  • Voice and Voter Rights at the HLIA Annual Meeting

Membership dues are only $30 per year and is tax deductible. A small contribution above the $30 would help meet our budget needs.

To join or pay annual membership dues:

  1. Download the HLIA Membership Application.
  2. Fill out the application and mail it along with you check to the address specified in the form.

You can receive more information by contacting your Area Director or the Treasurer.

HLIA Membership Directory

Send us a message via our Contact page to request an HLIA member directory.  The directory contains names, email addresses, and cell phone numbers for HLIA members.