Since joining this organization and becoming communications chair over two years ago I have been pleased to make new friends and eager to help spread the word of all the good work done by LLLA. Today, however, I am writing to let you know that, due to increased outside commitments, I will need to pass the baton to someone else.Read more
The last time there was thawing weather in northern Michigan, I spotted some individuals out on Boardman Lake. One must remember that ice can wear thin where there is a river running through. Did they think about that? Ice fishing can be fun but also a risky and a very dangerous endeavor. Ever since I was a child, I remember walking on the ice with my father holding the ice spud and checking every few feet.Read more
So .. you think this winter is hard? Three years ago .. now that was a real winter! The winter of 2013-14 was unrelenting, dumping massive amounts of snow on us, leaving us reeling. There was nowhere left to put the snow!
I’ve included a few movies to remind you what a real winter looks like.Read more
Researchers have discovered a very special population of fish lurking in the depths of Elk Lake in Antrim County. These fish share a unique heritage, linking them to the native lake trout that disappeared from Lake Michigan over 50 years ago. Killed by sea lamprey invading from the Atlantic Ocean and caught in too-many fishing nets, the native populations of lake trout were wiped out of Lake Michigan by the late 1950s.Read more
I am passing on this message from Tim Johnson, Chair of the Centerville Township Planning Commission (PC). Tim informs us of the passing of long time board member Gerry Laskey, who will be greatly missed.
The Township Board will be soliciting Centerville Township residents to fill the vacancy. Their PC bylaws state that they should strive to have occupational and geographical representation, so they would like to have a lakefront landowner on the PC.Read more
Winter is almost here and a number of home invading pests may be trying to make their way into wood piles and homes for shelter. But every land owner knows they have got to do something. Some may want to use strong chemicals which may make their way right into the soil. These chemicals directly harm the soil food web, which helps plants grow and maintain the lakes.Read more
Changing Nature’s Clocks .. the idea seemed very appropriate for this day, when our clocks chane. A well made video and informative article from our friends at NatureChange:
“Each spring, people in Northwest Lower Michigan witness the emergence of wildflowers on the forest floor. Then, the buds of hardwood trees burst open, unfurling broad chartreuse leaves.Read more