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lca_meetingOur LCA Annual meeting was held last week 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.

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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!

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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.

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Lake Charlevoix Water Levels to be up this Spring and Summer!
The US Army Corps of Engineers median forecast for Lakes Michigan and Huron for this coming summer is an increase of about 7″ to 14″ over last summer’s high level. Read more here!

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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.

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St Marys Cement plant proposes land swap
St Marys Cement Inc. proposes land swap with Fisherman’s Island State Park. Find out more about the proposed swap in this letter from St Marys Cement Inc..