DLIA SPONSORED AQUATIC SPECIES STUDY INDICATES NO EURASION WATER MILFOIL!!! Full report here
95% of all lake invasives are spread by boats coming from an infected lake.
To be forewarned is to be forearmed.
Start by educating yourself click Here to begin.
NOW IT'S TIME FOR DOUGLAS LAKERS TO STEP UP!!!
12-15 volunteers to man the Boat Ramp inspection project for checking boats and trailers for invasive species materials as the boats are launched and pulled out. This program was developed by Michigan Sea Grant organization and the Michigan Lake and Stream Assn. and used successfully at several other lakes.
Time commitment would be 2 people at a time for 2-3 hours at a time at the boat ramp during the day. Initially we'd like to have volunteers for the Memorial Day weekend (Saturday, Sunday), and a few other weekends during the summer (TBD).
There is a short training/orientation period scheduled for May 21 9AM to noon (if needed) at the UMBS stream Lab seminar room.
As part of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) project “Mapping cumulative risks to prioritize prevention effort,” we are inviting all registered boat owners in Michigan and Toledo Harbor, Ohio to complete a short survey. The survey includes questions related to your boating trips and activities over the past summer and is expected to take approximately 15 minutes. The purpose of this survey is to improve understanding of boater movement between boat launches, marinas, harbors, and ports to better prevent transfer of nonindigenous (i.e. invasive) species. Your participation is vital to determining effective management strategies and is greatly appreciated. None of the information collected from the survey will be associated with your identity; therefore the results you share with us are anonymous. The survey can be found at: www.surveyexpression.com/Survey.aspx?id=a1dc5c42-b278-4cd7-8b7d-9cdced0a8b6d
The possible benefits to you for taking part in this research study are increased awareness of which species are present and at risk of spread in Michigan and Ohio, how to prevent the spread of these species, and where to learn more about aquatic nonindigenous species. This study is being led by Dr. Donna Kashian, Wayne State University. Please contact Dr. Kashian at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
The Women of the Douglas Lake Womenade group have their own page now. Check it out by clicking the link on the main menu to the left.
The Douglas Lake Book Club is now meeting at the Pellston Airport (second floor lounge) for the winter season.
Meetings will be at 10:30 am.
Please dispose of your unused or outdated prescription and over-the-counter medications (including those for your pets) responsibly. Same thing goes for your used or spent hypodermic needles. For more information please check the following links.
Mark Your Calendars the 2013 DLIA Merchandise Sale Dates are 95% finalized. Those that are, are posted on the merchandise page. Please note that effective June 1st the online sales store will close until fall.
The first annual Boat Parade on July 4th was a huge success! Start planning your 2013 entry. Although it's not a DLIA sponsored event, it's certainly worth the effort! Click the image to see the slideshow.
Got a question??? Don't forget about the feature "Ask Your Board"
The Bug Camp has published the Spring 2012 Douglas Lake Report...check it out!
Please enjoy this wonderful video about our Douglas Lake Stewards. Consider becoming one yourself. For further information,
contact Holly Gedert.
Everybody needs friends, why not be one? A couple of places on Facebook could use you.
Check out the Sunfish Sailboat Fleet 700 and the
"I LOVE Douglas Lake" groups by clicking on the pictures.