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Douglas Lake Improvement Association
PO Box 472, Pellston, MI 49769                         August 3, 2022   

Ever thought about joining a News Team?
    Do you want to write informative articles of general interest to our community that publish in the DLIA semi-annual newsletter? Do you know neighbors, friends, or relatives who have expertise in a lake or area-related topic that you could recruit to write an article or articles? If you can say, “Yes,” to either question - Join the DLIA News Team.
Please contact Mary Ellen Sheridan,, by August 15.
Updates on Maple River Projects
          Chris Pierce, Project Manager & Biologist at Conservation Resource Alliance (CRA) has given DLIA an update about several local construction projects related to the Maple River project.  Below are several of timely interest:
  • East Branch Maple River/Robinson Rd Timber Bridge project (east of Pellston) will be kicking off mid-August 2022. Construction is anticipated to last about 6 weeks.
  • Van Creek/MDNR bike trail culvert replacement (north of Van Rd.) is scheduled for construction September/October time frame 2022.  Construction is anticipated to last about 2 weeks.
  • US-31Berm - the berm on the east side of US-31and north of Woodland Rd.  (Dam Site Inn is on Woodland Rd.) is being worked on. The landowner is building a cabin on the property and wanted a visual screen from the highway to the cabin. Pierce and contractors who built the berm have planted the field with native grasses and pollinator flowers and are working with the landowner on other conservation practices throughout their property.
Future eNews and November DLIA Newsletter will update status of these construction projects and other post-restoration work involving CRA’s Maple River project.

(Photo is Conservation Resource Alliance’s timber bridge over the Maple River on Woodland Rd near Dam Site Inn.)
     The 2022 DLIA Membership Annual Meeting returns to the Biostation for its 53rd Annual Meeting, on Monday, August 22nd at the Gates Lecture Hall on the University of Michigan Biological Station (UMBS) campusRegistration begins at 6:00PM.  The meeting starts at 7:00PM.
 Kelly Davis, Merchandise Chair, will have 2023 Douglas Lake calendars and DLIA’s publication by Holly Gedert, “The Loons of Maple Bay,” available for sale.
 Registration begins at 6:00PM. Come early – enjoy the Bug Camp campus while catching up with DLIA friends and meeting new DLIA members.
If you cannot attend the meeting, please consider participating in the meeting by completing a Proxy form for the Officers’ election and giving it to your zone rep or a neighbor who will be attending the meeting on August 22nd. Click on link below for the 2022 DLIA Proxy Form:
Douglas Lake Merchandise Sale – August 13th 
     Help support DLIA! Shop now for the best selection of sizes, colors and styles. We are open for business from 10am to Noon on Saturday, August 13th the DL "store" located behind the Pellston Lodge on Hwy 31.
Kelly Davis
Merchandise Manager, DLIA
Press here to see the UM Bio Buoy data
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Mailing address: DLIA, PO Box 472, Pellston, MI 49769

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The eNews is published twice a month in-season and
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The DLIA Newsletter is published twice a year - Fall and Spring.
The deadline for Fall 2022 DLIA Newsletter is October 1, 2022. 
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