Boat Ramp Maintenance
Super M Excavating maintained the Douglas Lake Rd boat ramp on May 20. They reworked about 90' of the grade and adjusted planks to accommodate the gradual slope. This maintenance improves drainage and provides an easier launch experience. Thanks to Chick Hershberger and his committee for working with the Munro Township and Cheboygan County Road Commission to accomplish this improvement.
Power Loading causes damage to launch ramps
â€œPower loadingâ€ is using the boat motor to load and unload a boat onto and off the trailer. The propeller wash creates a hole at the end of the ramp and a sand mound beyond the ramp. It creates hazardous conditions, and will cause time consuming and expensive ramp repairs.
Please â€“ No Power Loading !
Riggsville Road Reconstruction
Riggsville Road from I-75 to East Burt Lake Road will be reconstructed. The project will extend 2.79 miles from the I-75 southbound ramp to 700â€™ west of East Burt Lake Road. The existing road will be crushed, reshaped, and repaved. The new road will have two 12â€™ driving lanes, with 2â€™ paved shoulders and 5â€™ gravel shoulders according to Brent Shank, Engineer/Manager Cheboygan County Road Commission.
Construction begins Monday and may be completed by the end of June. There will be lane closures during construction. Two important considerations for those of us who use this stretch of road are: 1) because of the lane closures, avoid the area if possible, and 2) keep safety in mind of those working on the project.
This project is the result of voter approval last fall of additional road funding. Once completed, this improved road will be well worth the little inconvenience.
~ Bill Hartwig
Dear Biological Station Neighbors and Friends,
I am pleased to share with you our list of summer speakers for 2015 at the following link-
Among this year's speakers are world class researchers and experts selected not only for their deep knowledge on topics of interest, but also for their presentation skills. Please feel free to attend any of our summer talks and to bring along your friends. No reservations are required.
Please note that endowed speakers normally give two talks- a Tuesday evening general talk, intended for wide audiences, and a more technical talk (for science-minded folks) on Wednesday.
Our first speaker will be Dr. David Schwab, a Great Lakes oceanographer who teaches at our station. Dr. Schwab will present his model and interpretation of the catastrophic sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald on Lake Superior in November 1975. He will be accompanied by a special musical guest.
Thank you for considering this open invitation, and, as always my
Director, University of Michigan Biological Station
Professor, U-M Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
4th ANNUAL BOAT PARADE
Saturday, July 3 â€¢ 1:30 p.m.
The theme is Christmas in July with prizes!
Finish at the DLB at 3 p.m. for hotdogs, brats, hamburgers & drinks
$25.00 entry â€¢ Proceeds go to the DLIA
Contact Marilyn Kelemen for more information â€¢ firstname.lastname@example.org