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                                                                                                   April 18, 2015

Something wondrous is happening near you that I thought you’d like to know about, and maybe see it for yourself!  Each Spring, millions of raptors (hawks and owls) migrate Northward from their winter habitats, which range from South and Central America, Mexico, and throughout the US depending on species. Bird migrations are driven by available food and weather that helps, or hinders, their progress… more...
Have I piqued your interest? I hope so. I want you to come up to Mackinaw City the last week of April or first week of May during peak migration to the principal counting site on the City property near the Elementary  school just West of town. Dress very warmly, bring your binoculars, a thermos of coffee, a sandwich, and a lawn chair (you’ll be looking up a lot). Come mid-day when the thermals build as the sun warms the earth. ... (full article)

You can view MSRW data at the Hawk Migration Association of North America (HMANA) here.
Please visit our website for directions and other contact information. Follow us on Facebook …remember it’s Mackinac with a “c” ……Mackinac Straits Raptor Watch.
--John Kafer, DLIA member

A month long series of events in Cheboygan County
Earth Week Expo

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Workshops and Presentations

Cheboygan High School – 12pm to 4pm

See the schedule here.

 What a great way to celebrate your family and Douglas Lake longevity!
Here’s a chance to order special t-shirts for the entire family. 
Special Order   â€¢   Pre-Pay   â€¢   Pre-Order by May 26, 2015
The generation t-shirts are white, long-sleeved with navy blue text color.
  • Determine the generations represented by your family.
  • Determine the sizes.
  • Download the order form.
  • Fill in quantities.
  • Fill in your name, address, email and phone number.
  • Total the amount of the order.
  • Submit the form and check made payable to DLIA by May 26, 2015.
  • Send to: Marilyn Kelemen, 11406 White Birch Drive, Pellston, MI 49769.
The shirts will be ready for pick-up at the merchandise sales.  If you are unable to attend any of the sales, we can ship your order for an additional $5.00 for up to 5 shirts.  If you are ordering more than 5 shirts, please call Marilyn for the postage amount.
Click Here for the order form.
You cannot buy these at the merchandise sale   •   You must Pre-Order by May 26

Take a hike and make a difference

The first of three 2015 Adopt-A-Highway Pickup weeks will be April 26 - May 4.  We appreciate your help to keep a 2 mile stretch of US 31 clean.  Need 8 people. The exact morning is yet to be determined. Contact Rich Gedert at or 231-537-3269 to volunteer.  The 3 weeks are:
April 26 - May 4        •        July 11 - July 19        â€¢        Sept 26 - Oct 4

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Deadline for news and obituaries is 4/24/2015 for our May Newsletter. We appreciate the obituaries being brief and relevant to Douglas Lake.
Douglas Lake Improvement Association    â”€   Dues are $25 a year 
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