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Douglas Lake Improvement Association
PO Box 472, Pellston, MI 49769             May 16, 2021

Ramp Dredged-Dock Installed!
          Last Tuesday, Super M Excavating dredged a truck load of sand off the pads at the Douglas Lake Boat Ramp. On Saturday, Stuart Case and his volunteer boat ramp crew installed the boat dock. Many thanks to all who worked on the ramp and dock area in the last month.
Happy summer on Douglas Lake!
Annual Clean Up Day
Saturday, May 29th, 2021
PAC Sanitation, Inc., will be picking up household materials starting at 7:00 a.m. Please have your trash ready at the end of your driveway near the road. One pickup load per household.
Items that will not be picked up are: brush, leaves and grass clippings, oil, paint, tires, batteries, concrete, appliances with Freon, and hazardous waste materials. Lumber must be cut in 3-foot lengths.
If you have problems or questions pertaining to trash day cleanup, please call Munro Township Supervisor Keith Ginop at (231)420-7289.
DNR Warns: Very High Fire Risk
          The continuing drought in Michigan is raising alarms about the very high fire risk. This is particularly true in northern Michigan – see the map above.  DNR emphasizes that forests and grasses are very dry. A fire can escape and move quickly due to the dry air and dry fuels. 
          If you build a campfire or a bonfire, never leave the fire unattended, even for a moment. Make sure you always have water on hand while the fire is burning. Douse your fire with water, stir the ashes and douse with water again before going to bed or leaving the site.
          If you plan to burn yard debris, first check or with your local municipality to ensure burning is permitted.
          If you plan to use an ORV, power tools, or other machinery, be careful to keep sparks from igniting leaves or grass. A hot muffler or engine can also touch off a fire.
ORV Safety Reminders
          Warm weather has finally arrived, and the population of ORVs on roads and trails around Douglas Lake is increasing.  Safe operation of ORVs helps to keep those on the ORVs and others on the road/trail safe. Here are a few reminders:
  • When on county roads, ORVs are required to be operated at a maximum of 25 miles/hour and on the far right of the maintained portion of the road.  Please be extra cautious on the dirt and curvy roads around the lake, particularly in residential areas. Watch out for folks walking dogs, adults walking kids in strollers, runners and walkers. 
  • Any child age 12 and older is allowed to operate the vehicle, if he/she is under the direct supervision of an adult.  Anyone age 16-18 years old needs to have a driver’s license if they are not under direct adult supervision.
  • Anyone who is operating these vehicles must also be wearing a helmet and eye protection at all times, and have a current ORV sticker on the vehicle issued by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. You can also purchase a trails sticker which allows the vehicles to be operated on the Michigan trails system.
  • Driving an ORV with an unprotected child on your lap is dangerous.
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