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Douglas Lake Improvement Association
PO Box 472, Pellston, MI 49755             April 12, 2018

Let Us Help You Start a Greenbelt !
Huron Pines wants to work with landowners to protect lakeshore properties!
One 100 linear foot greenbelt kit covers 600 Sq Ft - $100 donation to Huron Pines
Pay with check or via the website. Put note on check "Greenbelt-Cheboygan".
This $100 package retails for $275. Order Now. Order by May 1st.

• Reduce the risk of property loss from erosion by stabilizing streambank, riverbank and lake front properties.
• Protect water quality by preventing runoff pollution.  
• Promote shoreline habitat for birds, turtles, butterflies and other native animals.
• Become a partner in strengthening and sustaining Northeast Michigan's unique ecosystems!
Contact: John Bailey,, phone 989-448-2293 ext 19
For more info View the Brochure   •   Website:  
Earth Week Expo Northern Michigan 2018
10th Year for this free, family-friendly event featuring presentations about the earth and its creatures, displays, and exhibits for all ages. 

Earth Week Plus attendees are invited to bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to the Salvation Army Food Pantry.
Please bring your printer ink cartridges to be recycled to support the Key Club. Their recycling program helps pay for our youth to take trips with Key Club International.

Where and When
Cheboygan High School, 801 West Lincoln Ave. Cheboygan, Michigan 49721
Saturday, April 14th, 2018 – 10:30am to 1:45pm
Doors open at 10:30 am, so you have time to view the great informative, and often interactive displays.
Pizza and snacks will be sold in the Cafeteria through the Key Club.

Other events, open houses, and adventures honoring Earth Week, will be taking place during the months of April, May, and June all over Cheboygan County. Please visit our Adventures Page for a complete list of the pro-earth adventures in April, May, and June.
More information:  The Adventures Page  •  The Expo  •  The Earth Week Brochure
Several state parks stay open late for stargazing April 15-21
Enjoy incredible stargazing opportunities during International Dark Sky Week April 15-21. The moon meets Venus just after sunset April 17 and the annual Lyrids Meteor Shower peaks before dawn April 21.
View these and other celestial happenings at any of the six state-designated Dark Sky Preserves (areas protected against light pollution) located within state parks, or simply enjoy the sky above the more than 15,000 square miles of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
Participating parks will stay open later for self-guided views during Dark Sky Week. Please call ahead for individual park hours.
Also see: Headlands International Dark Sky Park for more information
Information on snowmobiling after April 1
With the recent snowfall, there has been an extended interest in snowmobiling in many areas of the northern Lower Peninsula and Upper Peninsula. Please take the following tips into consideration:
State trails are no longer being groomed at this time of year (after April 1).
State land is still open to snowmobiling.
Most trails located on private land closed April 1.
* Please consult other agencies if you are riding on federal lands.
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Douglas Lake Improvement Association    ─   Dues are $25 a year 
Mailing address: DLIA, PO Box 472, Pellston, MI 49769

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