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SELC323 Years of Students Experience Lake Charlevoix

We had another great year aboard the Beaver Islander on Lake Charlevoix for Students Experience Lake Charlevoix (SELC). The students participated in several learning stations including lake health, invasive species and discussions with the coast guard. Please see the link for TOMWC video.


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Poker Run 2016 Big Success

Our first ever Treasure Lake Charlevoix (TLC) Clean & Safe Boating Poker Run event was a big success! Despite the wet weather, we had more than 100 participants and many sponsors take part in the event and join us for a fun reception to find out who had the best hand. First Place went to Tim & Jennifer Toohey, 2 nd went to Don VanTongeren & Third went to Jan Evans. The loudest applause came when the last place hand was announced, which went to Doug Drew and company.

Many thanks to all who participated, sponsored, volunteered and donated! We would like to give a special thank you to Sommerset Pointe for donating use of the waterfront tent and to all of our other “Gold” sponsors, Boyne Boat Yard, Bulmann Dock and Lift, Irish Boat Shop, Lake Charlevoix Brewing, The Landing, Michigan Lake Products and Mobile Marine.

You won’t want to miss it in 2017.

inland seasInland Seas School Ship is docking at Sommerset Pointe August 19 and 20.
LCA Members can now register here. 

The ship will be back again this summer for three educational sailing tours, which we are pleased to announce are on a Fridayand Saturday this year. Friday August 19 from 5-8 pm and Saturday August 20from 6-9 pm participants will engage in hands-on water quality testing and participate in discussions with School Ship Employees and local experts about how we can all work together to protect our lake. Saturday August 20 from 10am-4pm our special sail will be part of a much larger regional event to study micro-plastics in our lakes. This event will stress females in science, but is open to men as well. Each of these sails is open to current LCA members. Please register at this link.

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Spring 2016 Newsletter is available now!

The MI Shoreland Stewards program is a statewide recognition program developed by the Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership to recognize lake shore property owners who protect their lake through good shoreline practices.

Take your survey today at: www.mishorelandstewards.org To provide incentive to people for using the survey, the LCA is giving away three $50 gift certificates to be awarded by random drawing among every Lake Charlevoix Association member who completes the survey.

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Township Zoning – Lakefront Ordinance

We encourage everyone to become familiar with the ordinances for your township and work to keep your property compliant. These ordinances were created to protect our lake. Please refer to the county website and the actual zoning language before beginning any project.

This link will take you to a very generalized listing of township ordinances pertaining to shoreline regulations.

Click Here For the Latest Water Levels Chart from US Army Corps of Engineers
Lake water levels are certainly up, as forecast!  The summer of 2015 levels are up about 5″ above the long term averages, and about 10″ higher than last summer.

The forecast is for the usual dropping of levels starting in August.  Fall and winter ice cover as well as precipitation in the Great Lakes basin will determine our next years levels.

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Do You Treasure Lake Charlevoix? Become a Guardian!
The Lake Guardian program is designed to help everyone learn how to and then become better stewards of our beautiful lake. Read on to learn more about the program and how you can become a “Lake Guardian”. Read more.