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UMBS Student survey of the Maple River - Summer 2015
Click here to read the survey.

In addition to our own, there's another real neat events calendar for all of Northern Michigan. Click here.

We are lucky.  Our lake is in good shape so far. 
We need your help to keep it that way. 
If you see any of these invasive species, please report their
location to the DLIA, to the Bug Camp and/or to the Tip of the Mitt.
Please click here for the results of the DLIA sponsored
Aquatic Vegetation Survey.

Eurasion Water Milfoil (EWM) Drawing EWM Photo (Thumb Lake 2007)



Mini Pond Lilly (Frogbit) Purple Loosestrife

Boat Ramp Maintenance
Super M Excavating maintained the Douglas Lake Rd boat ramp on May 20, 2015. They reworked about 90' of the grade and adjusted planks to accommodate the gradual slope. This maintenance improves drainage and provides an easier launch experience. Thanks to Chick Hershberger and his committee for working with the Munro Township and Cheboygan County Road Commission to accomplish this improvement.
Power Loading causes damage to launch ramps
"Power loading" is using the boat motor to load and unload a boat onto and off the trailer. The propeller wash creates a hole at the end of the ramp and a sand mound beyond the ramp. It creates hazardous conditions, and will cause time consuming and expensive ramp repairs.
Please – No Power Loading !

The DL Book Club meets at the Pellston Airport, 2nd floor, 10:30 a.m. each Wednesday.


Improper disposal of unwanted and expired medicine can pose a significant danger to our waters, community, and families. Same thing goes for your used or spent hypodermic needles. For more information please check the following links.

Pills in the POD (medications)

Sharps (needles)



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Please direct all written correspondence, including any dues payments to:
Douglas Lake Improvement Association, P.O. Box 472, Pellston, Michigan 49769