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Douglas Lake Improvement Association
PO Box 472, Pellston, MI 49755            July 2, 2016

Loon Chicks are not Waterproof
They need to be able to climb up on their parents' backs to stay warm and dry. When watercraft come close, parents leave their chicks to defend their territory.
Young chicks are very buoyant and cannot dive quickly to get out of the way. They can be run over.
Chicks tire easily. The presence of watercraft causes them to keep swimming instead of feeding and resting. This can weaken them, affecting their ability to survive.
--message from 
Since our last eNews, Rich and I housed 2 researchers
from Oakland University who were doing Swimmer's Itch research on our lake. The budget at Oakland is limited and they like to save by staying in residents' homes. Please let me know if you would like to open your home for one night of lodging for Oakland University students.
Thank you - Holly Gedert, President, DLIA

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"To itch or not to itch, that is the question"
Michigan Swimmer's Itch Partnership
In case you missed the last eNews, representatives from DLIA attended the Michigan Swimmer's Itch Partnership. Read John Kafer's informative report here. The document is located on our Membership page, in the Library. Feel free to contact John Kafer or Holly Gedert with questions or comments.
You can always use DLIA's general email --
Clean It.  Drain It.  Dry It.
Jet Skis

Anything that goes from one body of water to another!
- Get your new 2016 Douglas Lake Mug -
at the Douglas Lake Merchandise Sale
Monday, July 4   •   10:00 am to Noon
at DL Store #5 - storage area beside Pellston Lodge
See the full merchandise schedule on our website
UMBS - Biological Station Summer Lectures
Next lecture is July 5 at 7:30 pm - Gates Lecture Hall
How Mercury in Michigan Loons is Helping the United Nations
presented by Dr. David Evers

See the Lecture Calendar on the UMBS website
You're invited to
A Huge Rummage Sale
for Water Recreation Lovers!
Saturday, July 16 • 8am to 2pm
Irish Boat Shop Storage Unit, 7580 S. State Rd, Harbor Springs
Donate items by July 8
more info ...
Great Lakes Buoys - UMBS at Douglas Lake - click here for conditions
Get your sports gear now - High Gear Sports, Latitude 45 Cycle & Sport, Northern Michigan Dive Center - More info ...
DLIA Annual Meeting • Sunday, Aug 21 at 2:00pm • Registration 1:30
Douglas Lake Improvement Association    â”€   Dues are $25 a year 
Mail dues to DLIA, PO Box 472, Pellston, MI 49769

See the Membership page for the 
New Member/Update Member Form and 2016 DLIA Flyer
Send membership updates to 

Newsletter Editor - Linda Orlow
eNews - Holly Gedert
Send News Articles and Obituaries to

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 9/30/2016 for our Fall Newsletter.
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 - Frank Beaver
Secretary - Joan Hartwig, Treasurer - Susan Klaas

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