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Douglas Lake Improvement Association
PO Box 472, Pellston, MI 49769                                        July 13, 2022   

Boat Launch Update
The aging boat ramp is open
Watch for submerged rebar
Please Use CAUTION
A new ramp is coming
     This Saturday morning (July 16), because of the lower water levels occurring during mid- to late-summer, the DLIA Volunteer Boat Ramp maintenance committee will relocate 1-2 sections of the dock to facilitate launching  & retrieving boats. 
     While no specific dates for installation of the new boat launch are known at this time, it is likely that the new launch will be installed after the Labor Day Holiday week-end. As soon as Spierling Construction sets the work date, eNews will announce the ramp closure schedule and post that to I Love Douglas Lake and the DLIA home page.
Until that time, be aware of submerged rebar and use caution.
The home page has the latest boat ramp status
Pellston Village Library
     The Village of Pellston's Library, a branch of the Mackinaw Area Public Library, is located in the Village Hall on Milton Street, one block west of US 31, between Main Street and Mill Street.  The Library is open Mondays and Tuesdays from 11am to 4pm, and on Thursdays from 2 to 7pm.  The library has a summer reading program for kids that runs every Tuesday in July at 11:00am.
     The library is seeking gently-used children’s books to build up its collection.  Please contact Gail Beaver if you have book(s) to donate for pick-up.  Gail’s email address is 
Questions? Check the Library’s web site at Library | Village of Pellston Michigan
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.
12th Annual Native Plants Workshop & Plant Sale
Saturday, July 23rd 2022 
hosted by Emmet Conservation District

Workshop: 11am-12pm (Cost $10/person)
Native Plant Sale: 12pm-2pm Location: Uncle Franks Apple Town 4333 US-31, Alanson, MI 49706

   Join us for a Native Plants Workshop with Vern Stephens, owner of Designs by Nature (DBN) and native plants expert! Learn about the fascinating relationships between plants and our pollinators, and how to incorporate native plants into your landscaping. If you love gardens and wildlife and haven’t been to one of Vern’s talks, this is a superb opportunity!
   DBN and Birdsfoot Nursery specialize in growing hardy, native species grown from wild-collected seed. These perennial plants are perfect for our Northern Michigan climate and will come back year after year to create beautiful, functional gardens. Quarts and flats will be available for purchase the day of the sale on a first-come first-serve basis.

You can also register and place garden kit pre-orders by calling the Emmet Conservation District office at 231-439-8977, or email:
 Douglas Lake Merchandise Sales
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. Shop early for the best selection of sizes and colors.
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!   
Press here to see the UM Bio Buoy data
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