Students Experience Lake Charlevoix
Students Experience Lake Charlevoix (SELC) will take place this year on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 15 and 16. Sixth grade students from schools in Charlevoix County will go out from the Charlevoix docks on the Beaver Islander and take part in a variety of water science and safety related activities. Volunteers from the Lake Charlevoix Association, the Coast Guard, the DNR Fisheries division, the Odawa Indian council, Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council, and other organizations work with the students at each station.
Poker Run 2018, Friday August 24
It’s time to register for the 3rd Annual LCA Poker Run. The weather was perfect and great fun was had by all last year and we’ve ordered great weather again this year. Please register now at this link. https://connect.clickandpledge.com/w/Form/bbca7717-4e13-4fa1-9982-4eb3325217c2
It’s a very fun way to spend a day on the lake and help support LCA and the protection of Lake Charlevoix. The cost is $75 per couple. This includes one poker hand, entry into the reception and a nice meal at the pavilion at Veteran’s Park in Boyne City. (BYOB this year)
On the water, there will be 8 different locations where you can pick up cards and you will need to visit 5 of them to pick up a poker hand, between 11 am and 4 pm. Then the reception will run from 4-7 pm, where you will turn in your cards, and get more cards if you need them to complete your hand of 5. Details will be emailed to you after you register.
Hands will be read and displayed at the reception and the winners announced, with $250 going to first place, $100 to second, $50 to third and $50 for worst hand.
Between selling poker hands, sponsor donations and our silent auction, we raised around $5,000 in 2017 to be used for the demonstration greenbelt garden in Boyne City. Special thanks to our 2018 sponsors, Sommerset Pointe, Boyne Boat Yard, Irish Boat Shop, Lake Charlevoix Brewing, Bulmann Dock and Lift, Michigan Lake Products, Mobile Marine, The Landing and West Marine.
Take your survey today
at: www.mishorelandstewards.org and click on “Rate Your Shoreland” in the upper right hand area of the home page. When you start the survey you must list your lake as Lake Charlevoix to help LCA win the contest.
As a further incentive to those who take the survey and go on to become Lake Guardians, the LCA will be holding a drawing this summer among our Lake Guardians with the winner receiving a $200 prize. Anyone who takes the survey and gets a gold rating will automatically be awarded Lake Guardian Status. Those rated as Silver can also qualify, usually by answering a few qualifying questions.
The MI Shoreland Stewards program is a statewide recognition program developed by the Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership with heavy input from the Lake Charlevoix Association, Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council and many other lake associations to recognize lake shore property owners who protect their lake through good shoreline practices.
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.
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.