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Douglas Lake Improvement Association
PO Box 472, Pellston, MI 49769             June 15, 2022

Boat Launch Update
The aging boat ramp is open
Watch for submerged rebar
Please Use CAUTION
A new ramp is coming

The Munro Township now officially has jurisdiction over the boat launch area at the end of Douglas Lake Road. The Township has been working with Huron Engineering to replace the aging boat ramp and Spierling Excavating has been awarded the contract to do the job.  The boat ramp replacement may be able to happen later this summer.
Until that time, be aware of submerged rebar and use caution.
The home page has the latest boat ramp status. 
Fish Management in Douglas Lake
The Little Traverse Bay Band continued their efforts to establish a walleye population in Douglas Lake this spring with a relatively small stocking of 8,760 fry on June 13th, 2022.  Scott Davis, Jerry Huey and Rich Gedert spent the morning at the hatchery helping staff drain and harvest 2 small outdoor ponds previously stocked with very young walleye fry.  The harvest ultimately yielded just under 9,000 fish which were stocked into the lake at the DLB boat ramp later that afternoon.

For a more complete history of fish stocking in Douglas lake, take a look at the previous article written by Scott Davis which chronicled efforts to stock or enhance the populations of various species of fish in the lake over the years.
Douglas Lake Newsletter, May 2019 - Link to Newsletters     ~~ Scott Davis

Find all eNews and Newsletters on our website under the Publications tab.
Sat June 25 Tour - Piping Plovers at UMBS
The Earth Week Plus Adventures are still happening. Coming up is the special opportunity to tour the Great Lakes Piping Plover Captive Rearing Facility at the University of Michigan’s Biological Station, 9133 Biological Rd., Pellston.
Website -
Other adventures are:
Saturday, June 18, 11 am
All about pollinators and how we can help them. Make a bee house to take home to your garden, with Allyson Lance from Huron Pines and the US Forest Service. At Cheboygan Public Library.
Friday, July 15, 1 pm
Nature Soup activity for kids and families with Natureology’s Maureen Stine.  Learn about nature, animal tracks and make a plaster cast. Meet at Trailhead pavilion, Western & Lincoln Ave., Cheboygan.
UMBIO Buoy information has a new home
The UMBIO buoy has a new web link because it is on a new system. The Great Lakes Observing System (GLOS) created the Seagull platform to get more information about the lakes into the hands of more people. Seagull is a powerful, cloud-based platform for Great Lakes data and information.
Click here to use the new UMBIO link
Read more about Seagull at .
 Douglas Lake Merchandise Sales
July 2, July 23, August 13, and September 3
All sales are 10am to Noon
See you at the DL "store" located behind the Pellston Lodge on Hwy 31. Please use the access road off Douglas Lake Road.
It's more than a sale. It's a great way to catch up with your lake friends and make new friends while helping support Douglas Lake. 

To volunteer or have questions, please email or call/text Kelly Davis at 615-308-9086. Information is always available on our website
The Story of the Maple Bay Loons at Home 
A special feature of new Douglas Lake treasures this year is The Loons of Maple Bay. This is a fantastic book providing a close-up view and history of our own Maple Bay loons. 
Get your copy and family gifts before they are sold out!   
Additional artist: Nancy Rabitoy - Jewelry
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