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Douglas Lake Improvement Association
PO Box 472, Pellston, MI 49769                                             June 28, 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. 
Check the daily fire danger rating for our area here.
Visit fire safety for more info. 
Please keep Douglas Lake Clean -- Clean. Drain. Dry.
and properly dispose of bait.

Boating Laws - Stop aquatic hitchhikers! 
What boaters need to know.
Click here for Clean Boating information.
Loon Magic! There are 8 loon chicks on Douglas Lake this year.
Note that the parents may separate from the chicks when threatened to draw attention away from the chicks. Please boat respectfully of other boaters and the loon families.
 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 artists:
Nancy Rabitoy - Jewelry
Marilyn Kellemen - wire-wrapped and beaded silverware serving pieces; clutch purses made with colorful fabric combinations with pockets for cash, coins, credit cards, cell phone and a detachable wrist strap.
UMBIO Buoy information has a new home this year
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.
Read more about Seagull at .

The connection was not working for a couple weeks but it is back online now.
Press here to see the UM Bio Buoy data
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