Inland lakes conference May 1-3, at Boyne Mountain
For the first time, several statewide inland lakes organizations will meet in one, larger conference. The inaugural Michigan Inland Lakes Convention will take place Thursday-Saturday, May 1-3, at Boyne Mountain Resort in Boyne Falls. 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.
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.
So what is impacting our water levels and what can be done about it? Following is my personal take on the presentations and the points made by each speaker on Monday May 6, 2013.
Our three expert speakers on Monday night, Jennifer McKay from Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council, Roger Gauthier, retired senior hydrologist from the Army Corps and current Chair of Restore Our Water International, ROWI, and Lana Pollack, US Chair of the International Joint Commission, IJC, agreed on many points, but had slightly different opinions on moving forward. Go here for more information.
To watch the full presentation click here.
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!