Our lake association is committed to involve our lake residents in events and activities around the lake. We hope that our efforts will bring neighbors together and enhance our lake community. We also plan on activities for the whole community to educate them on how they can help preserve our natural lake resources.
The Landing Blitz is a collaborative outreach campaign to raise awareness about preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) through recreational boating and related activities. Our message about preventing the introduction and spread of AIS from the movement of watercraft and equipment between water bodies at both public and private boating access sites throughout the state. This will coincide with MSU’s mobile boat wash.
We had a great turnout for the landing blitz. Quinton A. Merrill from Michigan State University Department of Fisheries and Wildlife (Aquatic Invasive Species Outreach Specialist) and Beth Clawson, MSU extension educator brought the portable boat wash.
Quinton and Beth washed boats as they were leaving the lake while educating them about Michigan law to help prevent the spreading of aquatic invasive species. The boaters were very receptive to Quinton and Beth and I think they all learned a lot.
We also had volunteers from around the lake to greet the boaters and hand out AIS materials. It was a big success and our lake association would like to make this an annual event.
Thank You to Quinton and Beth from MSU Department of Fisheries and Wildlife who help coordinate the event.
Some pictures of the landing blitz below, you can learn more about a landing blitz by clicking the link below.
The 2016 boat parade was a lot of fun. It started at 7 p.m. at the South end of lake and proceeded twice around the lake. We had almost 20 boats in the parade, many of the boats decorated to celebrate Independence Day. It was nice not only to see all of the boats but many of the lake residents out in their yards cheering and waving as the boats went by.
This year the judges selected the pirate boat of Ron Bennett as the winner. They received a $50.00 gift certificate! A big thanks to all the lake residents who participated to make this years boat parade a big success.