BLPA Committees

Committees are where the work of the BLPA is accomplished. We can always use more help. Please consider volunteering where your skills and interests coincide.

Community Affairs

[Mike Cherveny] — Through active monitoring of local, county, state and national governmental agencies on issues impacting Burt Lake and its watershed, BLPA is in a position to participate in and influence decisions considered critical to good lake practices. Its members regularly attend meetings of township and county boards. To stay abreast of current issues on a state-wide basis we frequently liaise with other organizations with similar goals and have engaged a legislative representative in Lansing.

Environment and Land Use

[Mike Supernault] — Works on issues of preservation of wildlife habitat and open land, the health of the shorelines and tributaries, the development of well-conceived improvements, recycling, and clean-up efforts within the watershed. They are the main impetus behind the “Restore the Shore” project.

Waterway Use and Safety

[Dave Steenstra] — Dedicated to issues of safety, boating, fishing, water quality testing, aquatic nuisance species control. Home of “The Sturgeon Club.”

Marketing and Communications

Responsible for “Mass” communication activity; merchandise, publicity, advertising, newsletters, website, calendars, directory


Responsible for retention and growth of membership through direct personal contact; shoreline representatives, annual meetings, and other special events.

Administration and Finance

[Mike Cherveny, Bill Kanine] — Maintains stewardship of association funds, manages appropriate reporting to taxing bodies overseas operations.


[Charlie Gano] — Oversight of organization structure, processes, and personnel assignments

Burt Lake for the Future Fund

[Frank Kestler] — Focuses donations and memorials on long term investments to protect and improve Burt Lake.