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Douglas Lake Improvement Association
PO Box 472, Pellston, MI 49755            August 12, 2016

Greenbelt Native Plant Opportunities
Last month the Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership introduced the Michigan Shoreland Stewards program ( The Program provides recognition for lakefront property owners who are protecting inland lakes through best management practices on their property. Riparian property owners can take an online survey to rate their shoreland properties. A permanent sign is available for purchase for those who qualify as gold, silver, or bronze level Shoreland Stewards. As part of the Greenbelt Initiative, property owners who take the Shoreland Steward survey before and after they install their greenbelt kit will be eligible to get a Shoreland Steward sign -free of charge (up to a $38 value)- one year after implementation. More information will be available at the DLIA Annual Meeting, Sun. Aug. 21 2pm, at the UMBS Gates Lecture Hall.  
The Project Native plant sale runs from August 1 - August 15. 
Download Project Native Plant Info

8th Annual Native Plant Workshop & Plant Sale
Saturday, August 27, 2016 • Petoskey, MI
Native Plant Workshop: 11am - 1pm  
Native Plant Sale: 11am - 3pm
Pre-register and/or pre-order by August 22
Download Workshop and Plant Sale Info

The forms are also available on our website's Membership page.

Next Douglas Lake Merchandise Sales
Saturday, August 13 and Sept 3   •   10:00 am to Noon
Calendars  â€¢  Sweatshirts  â€¢  T-shirts  â€¢  Vests  â€¢  Caps
at DL Store #5 - storage area beside Pellston Lodge (1600 US 31, Pellston)
Enter from Douglas Lake Rd - Use the drive behind the motel
See the full merchandise schedule on our website
The UnCommon Loon film event at UMBS
In case you missed the film at UMBS last Sunday evening, you can still purchase the DVD from Jeff Lange for $20. The DVD is available at Morning Star, 210 Petoskey St, Petoskey, MI, Mon-Sat 10:00-6:00, or order by phone 231-347-3688. 
Jeff Lange  â€¢  •  Preserve~Protect~Restore Loon Territories
Reminder: Contact our designated Loon Ranger
with any loon issues on Douglas Lake, Rich Gedert, 231-537-3269.
US 31 Construction begins August 15
The MDOT office in Gaylord said a US 31 project will start on August 15th and extend possibly through October.  Construction will begin from Douglas Lake Road, at the Emmet County Airport, through Pellston and end at Milton Street north of Alanson.  There will be intermittent lane closures, with stop sign control, which will result in a single lane for travel. There could be considerable traffic back-ups during heavy travel periods, especially through Labor Day.  All DLIA members who travel this route could be affected and may want to consider alternative routes into Petoskey such as Red School Road and Pleasant View Road.  
~~ Bill Hartwig  -  View Bulletin here
DLIA Annual Meeting  â€¢  Sunday, August 21 at 2:00 pm
Registration begins at 1:30
Location: UMBS Gates Lecture Hall 
Speaker Topics: Swimmer's Itch and Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership
Business meeting follows
Great Lakes Buoys - UMBS at Douglas Lake - click here for conditions
Pellston Animal Clinic & Lake Side Storage - Support our directory advertisers ... click here
Douglas Lake Improvement Association    â”€   Dues are $25 a year 
Mailing address: DLIA, PO Box 472, Pellston, MI 49769

See the Membership page for the 
New Member/Update Member Form and 2016 DLIA Flyer
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Newsletter Editor - Linda Orlow
eNews - Holly Gedert
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The eNews is published twice a month on-season and
as needed (once a month) off-season.

The DLIA Newsletter is published twice a year - Fall and Spring.
Deadline for news and obituaries is 9/30/2016 for our Fall Newsletter.
We appreciate the obituaries being brief (300 words or less)
and relevant to Douglas Lake. News articles should not exceed 700
words unless approved by the editor. Please be aware
that any article or obituary may be edited to fit into the layout.
President - Holly Gedert, Vice President - Frank Beaver
Secretary - Joan Hartwig, Treasurer - Susan Klaas

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