The Spring Lake – Lake Board was established in 1998 under Michigan’s Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act. The Board is composed of a lake property owner representative, a representative of each of the five municipalities bordering the lake, county commissioners from Ottawa and Muskegon Counties, the Ottawa County Water Resources Commissioner and the Muskegon County Drain Commissioner.


In 2014, the lake board held a public hearing and approved a new four-year lake improvement project for Spring Lake (2015 to 2018).  The program includes aquatic plant control, plant control coordination and field evaluations, water quality monitoring, and information and education. Project activities are coordinated under the direction of the lake board’s environmental consultant, Progressive AE. This web site includes information about Spring Lake and ongoing lake management activities.

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Spring Lake - Lake Board

Michael Rolf, Secretary

Spring Lake Resident


John Nash, Chair

Spring Lake Township


Dave Split

Fruitport Township


Samantha Verplank

Village of Spring Lake


Roger Vanderstelt

Village of Fruitport


Vance Meyer

City of Ferrysburg


Roger Bergman

Ottawa County Board of Commissioners


Marvin Engle

Muskegon County Board of Commissioners


Joe Bush, Treasurer

Ottawa County Water Resources Commissioner


Brenda Moore

Muskegon County Water Resources Commissioner



Project Consultant

Tony Groves, Progressive AE