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Douglas Lake Improvement Association
PO Box 472, Pellston, MI 49769             May 25, 2022

 DL Loons are Nesting – PLEASE Give Them Space & Quiet
          This Memorial Day weekend, there are 4 nesting loon pairs on Douglas Lake. The eggs should be hatching in June. 

Please keep a safe distance from the platforms.
Photo: 5/25, 6:30 am, on the Maple Bay artificial nesting platform. See updates and pictures from the platform trail cams at You can also find the link by talking to your phone; say, “Douglas Lake org loon nesting program”.
2022 Douglas Lake Volunteer Boat Assist Team
The Douglas Lake (DL) Volunteer Boat Assist Team consists of residents of DL who have volunteered to assist stranded boaters due to a malfunctioning boat or motor.  These volunteers are not professional boat mechanics, but are willing to lend a hand and get you to shore.
Team members live in several areas around the lake.  Volunteers are listed according to the area in which they live.  If you need assistance, please call a volunteer living near the area where you are stranded.  Describe the type of problem you are experiencing, your location, type and color of your boat and how many people are on board.
The DL Boat Assist Team is available from May 29, 2022 to September 6, 2022.
We recommend you take a photo of the DL Volunteer Boat Assist Team with your cell phone or place a copy of the list in your boat.  Remember to take your cell phone with you when boating.
If you have a medical emergency or other life-threatening emergency, call 911.
2022 Douglas Lake Boat Assist Team Members
Name Location Phone Number
Ed Grant North 989-506-8651
Dave Thompson North 810-334-9381
Rich Gedert Northwest 231-537-3269
Frank Spezia Northwest 231-838-1174
Jerry Huey Northwest 231-881-6036
Tim Davis West 231-342-5407
Steve Sweany West 231-626-1043
Mike Mattin West 419-779-6778
Ron Kelemen South 231-373-2614
DLIA’s Adopt-A-Hwy since 1996
     Each year since 1996, a group of DLIA members has removed trash from two miles of U.S. Hwy 31; one mile each way from Van Road. This year’s May group collected 8 bags of trash and a large pile of junk that does not fit into a bag. Thank you to this group that held up to the 85-degree temperature.
Next pickups are the weeks of July 18 and September 26. Contact Rich Gedert to get on the email list – or call 231-537-3269.
Biostation Summer Lecture Series
          The annual Summer Lecture Series at the University of Michigan Biological Station (UMBS) explores scientific topics and celebrates notable achievements. The lecture series is free and open to the public, encouraging interested community members to learn more about the natural world and the Biological Station.  UMBS is located at 9133 Biological Rd., Pellston, MI. All events start at 7:00 PM at the Station.
Three endowed lectures this summer are:
     June 29 – Pettingill Endowed Lecture in Natural History
     July 27 - Hann Endowed Lecture in Ornithology
     August 10 – Bennett Endowed Lecture in Mycology and Plant Biology
In addition to the endowed lecture series, UMBS hosts weekly research talks in the summer months.  These are open to all.
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