About Us

The Douglas Lake Improvement Association is celebrating 50 years – 1967-2017. It was formed to organize a group of property owners that share the common interest of living and recreating in the lake environment.  Many improvements were made over the years and the need to protect the health of the lake and the surrounding area remains. The following is from our 2016 Bylaws:

The purpose of the Association is to preserve, protect and improve the quality of Douglas Lake and its environs and the quality of life of its residential community.

The Association shall:

  1. Work cooperatively with other lake associations, organizations, institutions, and governmental agencies to develop, promote and carry out programs and activities, as well as, encourage compliance with regulations and ordinances, concerning the preservation of natural resources, property values, and quality of life.
  2. Communicate Association goals and activities to: Association members, community leaders and organizations sharing common interests or which can assist the Association.
  3. Promote broad and active participation by Association membership.

Membership is voluntary.

Our History

The following is a partial reproduction of a DLIA newsletter from 1978 or 1979. These particular excerpts were contained in a publication called “Douglas Lake Profile” prepared by the University of Michigan Biological Station. We can probably relate to the recent history contained on pages 1 & 2 and most certainly appreciate the Glacial History.