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Douglas Lake Improvement Association
PO Box 472, Pellston, MI 49755           June 2, 2017
 ~    50th Anniversary   ~   1967-2017    ~ 

Tour the Piping Plover Captive Rearing Facility at the Biological Station!

Piping plovers nest only in North America and are considered one of the continent’s most imperiled shore birds.  Thanks to a decades-long effort at the Biological Station, including captive rearing of young raised from abandoned eggs, their populations around the Great Lakes are rebounding.  Come hear a short lecture about plover work from the professor responsible for this remarkable rebound, Dr. Francie Cuthbert, and tour the Station’s plover rearing facility, which is staffed by volunteer zookeepers from around the country.  Viewing the baby plovers themselves is likely but not guaranteed, pending evaluation of their condition the morning of the event.

 Date and Time:  Saturday June 3, 10 am. - meet at the Gates Lecture Hall

Bring sunshine to someone's day  -  Brave Hearts Boating Days

We have a special opportunity to provide a boating experience on our lake for some Brave Hearts injured veterans!  As you read in the DLIA May 2017 newsletter, special access to northern Michigan is being generously provided by the Brave Hearts Estate located near the Pellston airport. Their location couldn't give us a more perfect opportunity to provide them access to our awesome lake.

One pontoon boat ride is scheduled for Friday, June 16 (rain date will be Saturday, June 17). The ride will include a “tour” of Douglas Lake from 1:30 pm to about 4 pm starting at the Douglas Lake Rd. launch. Another tour is scheduled for Friday, June 30th (rain date is the next day) and two pontoon boats are needed.

Bring sunshine to someone’s day! Please give Linda Orlow a call at 231-838-4484 or e-mail to volunteer your time and boat.

Loon chicks hatched on the Maple Bay platform 5/30/2017. Two healthy chicks are now off the nest. Please keep your distance from the family. Going nearby could separate the chicks from their parents which can affect survival. 
Your help is appreciated in the Loon Nesting Preservation effort.

Here's the link to nesting images. (or click the above image.)
The nest images at Maple Bay were captured by a modified trail cam attached to the nest. Pictures are added frequently.

Links are always available on our website
The 2017 Volunteer Boat Assist Team list is here. A team member may provide phone support to help start your motor. A tow will be arranged when necessary.
Click here for the 2017 list.
Please contact Ron Kelemen at for more information.
Always take your cell phone on the boat !
Come and share your views on Enbridge’s Line 5 at the Straits of Mackinac
Michigan Pipeline Safety Advisory Board Meeting
Monday, June 12, 2017, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Petoskey Middle School Auditorium
801 Northmen Drive
Public comment period     9 a.m. to noon
Lunch   noon – 1:30
Business meeting 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Everyone is welcome.  Those who wish to make a 3-minute statement will need to complete a Public Appearance Card prior to the public comment portion of the meeting.  Public Appearance Cards will be available at the meeting.  To make a 5-minute statement, please contact Holly Simons ( before Friday, June 2.
CELEBRATE   "Loving Life on Douglas Lake"
     DLIA 50th Anniversary Celebration Luncheon    
Date: Sunday, August 6  ~  Door opens at Noon - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Maple River Pub

$35 per person - Reservations must be made by July 22, 2017
Online, at the Merchandise Sales or with your Zone Rep
Includes scrumptious appetizers, delicious lunch,
non-alcoholic beverage,
and a fabulous program
Reserve online here.
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2017 Annual Meeting - Sunday, August 20 - 2:00 p.m., Register at 1:30 p.m.
Location:  David Gates Lecture Hall on the UMBS Campus
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The eNews is published twice a month on-season and
as needed (once a month) off-season.

The DLIA Newsletter is published twice a year - Fall and Spring.
Deadline for news and obituaries is 10/1/2017 for our Fall Newsletter.
Note: We appreciate the obituaries being brief (300 words or less)
and relevant to Douglas Lake. News articles should not exceed 700
words unless approved by the editor. Please be aware
that any article or obituary may be edited to fit into the layout.
President - Holly Gedert, Vice President - Mary Ellen Sheridan
Secretary - Joan Hartwig, Treasurer - Susan Klaas

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