Students Experience Lake Charlevoix (SELC) looking for volunteers!
Even thought it’s a cold, snowy February day in Charlevoix County, the Lake Charlevoix Association and the Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council are already planning for the upcoming SELC boat excursion, Tuesday and Wednesday, May 19 & 20. And we need your help!. Click Here to find out how.
Do you know that adding sand to your beach . . . can harm the Lake?
We are all well aware of the threats of invasives overtaking our lake. We should also guard against pollutants finding their way into the Lake Charlevoix watershed. While these issues usually invoke images of Asian carp, zebra mussels, fertilizers and chemical run-off, it will surprise many to learn that adding beach sand is one of the biggest contributors to the introduction of pollution and the destruction of habitat in our lake. Find out more Here!
Do You Have a Healthy Shoreline?
Is your shoreline eroding? Does algae grow in abundance? Read this article to discover how to ensure that your shoreline greenbelt contributes to the health of Lake Charlevoix…and not the opposite.
Our LCA Annual meeting was held July 11 at the Sommerset Pointe Yacht Club, near Boyne City.
Just over 50 members attended and heard a review of last years activities and accomplishments, our election of 3 directors, and followed by a presentation by Jen Gelb from Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council on Greenbelt Protection and Restoration.
Members were encouraged to take home a 5-pack of starter native wildflowers and grasses from the Otsego Conservation District Native Plants division.
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.
The US Army Corps of Engineers median forecast for Lakes Michigan and Huron (of course connected to Lake Charlevoix) for next summer is likely another increase over last summer’s high level. Last winters solid ice cover reduced evaporation along with increased runoff from last years big snow winter were major reasons for last years increase. Water levels will likely remain above the long term average.