The Michigan Loon Preservation Association is a non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve the Common Loon as a breeding bird in Michigan through public education, research, and the protection and management of loons and their habitat.

Loon News and Notes

We would like to let everyone know that we will have an information and merchandise booth at the Michigan Audubon Sandhill Crane and Art Festival. Cranefest is held Oct 8 & 9 at the Kiwanis Youth Area, 22300 15 Mile Rd, Bellvue MI. There are many different artists and outdoor related booths as well as the extreme delight of seeing thousands of sandhill cranes come in to the area. We will also be holding our raffle for the homemade "loon quilt" made and donated to MLPA. Tickets will be available until 4 PM on Sunday at our booth. More information can be found 

Contacrt Arlene if you have any questions


We have been fortunate to have a generous lady make a "Loon Quilt" for us to raffle off for our fundraiser this year, Tickets are $2 each or (if you like a 'deal') 6 tickets for $5.  Tickets will be sold through the summer and the drawing will be held in October at Cranefest.  You don't need to be present to win! This is an easy way for people to support our work in protecting the Common Loons of Michigan and you could end up with a wonderful, warm, hand made quilt! If anyone is interested in selling them to neighbors or members of your lake association, contact Raffle Chair Luanne at 989-871-4819 and she will send you tickets to sell & you make arrangements to return the money.

2017 Calendars

:  HOT OFF THE PRESS! We have received our 2017 Loon Calendars! These 18 month calendars start with July 2016 so you can start enjoying the lovely loon pictures right away! This calendar has several very nice pictures of loon babies that are sure to put a smile on your face each time you see them!  Our calendars often sell out so order yours right away and we will get it in the mail! You can buy them now for $15. Order them off our website or contact Luanne:

*New to the website*
You can now buy memberships and renewals ONLINE through our store. If you have any questions please let us know. Make sure you click over to our Facebook page and keep us posted on your loons activities

        To receive our current Loon Echoes newsletters, please consider an MLPA membership, the vital foundation for loon protection and preservation in Michigan.  Your support will help MLPA’s important work to continue.  Details, mailing address and a printable form are found on The “Membership” link on the sidebar.  Thank you!

*Check out our Mid-Winter 2015-16 Mercantile! Click here to download the PDF to take a look at all the great options.*

The Michigan Loon Preservation Association's activities include:

*Michigan Loonwatch, a statewide Loon Registry and protection program
*An informative newsletter; Loon Echoes
*Public events which focus on the biology and protection of Loons
*Support from sales of Loon merchandise at The Loon Mercantile Company
*Working with other Loon preservation groups to support the Loon

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