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Douglas Lake Improvement Association
PO Box 472, Pellston, MI 49755         October 12, 2017
 ~    50th Anniversary   ~   1967-2017    ~ 

LAKE ASSOCIATION SPOTLIGHT in Cabin Living September 2017
Our newsletter editor, Linda Orlow, submitted DLIA information to Cabin Living magazine, and DLIA is the September 2017 Lake Association Spotlight.
The online article contains more images than the one in the hardcopy magazine.  See the online article here.
Please contact President Holly Gedert at, if you would like to buy the September issue; the cost is $6.00. Three magazines are available for purchase.
Swimmer's Itch Partnership Report
Thank you to DLIA member, Ron Witthoff, for attending the 9/18/17 Michigan Swimmer's Itch Partnership Conference in Traverse City. Ron’s report is located on our website for all to read - under Publications, Published Resources.
DLIA has remained up-to-date with the Swimmer's Itch (SI) issue over its 50-year existence. In more recent years, about 10 years ago, a very active committee with John Verhoeven as Chair, considered methods of reducing the incidence of SI on our lake. The committee worked with Dr. Harvey Blankespoor who was developing a 3-year research project to remove the Common Merganser and track the SI incidences. The project required volunteers and held a high price tag (about $125,000). A few members opposed manipulating the ecosystem. DLIA decided not to participate, and Dr. Blankespoor moved forward to other lakes in counties south of us.
The Michigan Swimmer's Itch Partnership was formed in 2014, and DLIA attends meetings, members have housed researchers from Oakland University’s research team, and Douglas Lake was the control lake in a 3-year, 4-lake research project conducted by Dr Curt Blankespoor (findings were presented at the 2016 DLIA Annual Meeting).
Please use the links below for updated information.
2017 Report - Ron Witthoff  • • •  2016 Report - John Kafer
Michigan Swimmer's Itch Partnership website
DL Merchandise is available online.
Download the catalog and the order form.

Don't forget to buy your 2018 Calendar !
Contact  or call 231-537-3269 with any questions.
October is here
Consider doing something new and different - 
Volunteer !
DLIA needs:
Merchandise Manager
Burt Lake Trail representative
What volunteer position suits you?
- the future is in your hands -
email or call Holly Gedert
Send in those photographs!
Marilyn Kelemen will be putting together the 2019 Douglas Lake calendar. She will begin working on it in the Spring. Submit your photos anytime from now until next April to
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Mailing address: DLIA, PO Box 472, Pellston, MI 49769

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