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Douglas Lake Improvement Association
PO Box 472, Pellston, MI 49769             March 24, 2021

Photos for DLIA 2022 Calendar Due April 23rd 
Douglas Lake Pet Photos Are Invited!
        Please submit your favorite photos, works of art and other artistic creations featuring Douglas Lake by April 23, 2021. New this year, is a call for submission of photos of your pets enjoying their Douglas Lake environment - whether on land or in/on the water. Please include the name(s) of your pet(s) featured in your photos.
Photos of wildlife (of the fish and animal varieties) living in our community are always welcome.
Send pictures/photos for DL calendar to
The DLIA 2022 calendar will be available at the summer merchandise sales.
(Photo: Hamish Sheridan practicing his poses.)
Volunteers for Merganser Identification/Reporting Training Sought
          The DLIA and the Swimmer’s Itch Task Force have made great strides toward the reduction of swimmer’s itch on Douglas Lake. DLIA has contracted with Swimmer’s Itch Solutions, LLC for the removal and relocation of merganser broods (mom and babies) located on Douglas Lake to the Great Lakes where swimmer’s itch does not reside. This breaks the parasite’s life cycle and significantly reduces the level of infection in the snails in our lake. We won’t start seeing a significant reduction in swimmer’s itch this summer (Why not? Because many of last year’s infected snails will continue to shed the swimmer’s itch parasites until they start dying in late-July), but we do expect to see a significant reduction in swimmer’s itch cases starting in 2022. This is the first step of a multi-year process.
          For the project to succeed, the Swimmer’s Itch Task Force needs volunteers from around the lake to help identify and report Merganser broods on the lake. Swimmer’s Itch Solutions LLC will hold a live Zoom training session on Tuesday, April 27 from 10-11am. The Zoom link for the training program will be announced in an April eNews and will also be available on the Home page of the DLIA web site.
This is your chance to learn about the process and become involved in the solution.  MARK YOUR CALENDARS PLEASE.
Webinar: A Guide To Water Resources Permitting
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
          Our lakes, rivers, and wetlands have no voice that is heard in our political or economic system. Evaluating and commenting on permit applications is one way you can be a voice for our waters and help ensure their protection.
          Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council encourages lake associations, citizens, and organizations to get involved when environmental decisions are being made that will impact you, your family, and your community. Your opinion matters and you can be part of the process.
          Join Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council for a free webinar: A Guide to Water Resources Permitting. You will learn about permitting in Michigan and how to effectively engage in the public process to help protect our lakes, rivers, and wetlands for future generations.
Permit decisions can impact our community and water resources.
Citizens and lake associations can participate in the decision-making process to help protect our lakes, streams, and wetlands.
Your opinion matters. Join the Watershed Council to learn how to understand and engage in the permitting process in Michigan.

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