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BIA's Mission: Economic and Environmental Sustainability
Represent the combined interests of our membership on issues that affect the fundamental character and beauty of Beaver Island.
Work with local governments to support property owners’ views, concerns and investments
Support preservation and wise use of natural resources, plants, and wildlife of Beaver Island
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Share your thoughts with the DNR at upcoming meetings

The following boards, commissions, committees and councils will hold public meetings next month. The DNR says the public is encouraged to attend. The links below will take you to the webpage for each group, where you will find specific meeting locations and, when finalized, meeting agendas.

February meetings

IJC High Water Impacts Survey

The International Joint Commission, a joint panel formed by Canada and the United States to manage the lake and river systems on their joint border, is seeking input on the impacts of high water. You can complete the online survey here. It will be open through the end...

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Update

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is responsible for the death of hundreds of millions of ash trees in 30states. Ash trees make up an integral part of our island's forest system. Without ash, naturalprocesses and cultural activities are significantly or forever altered....

Third Annual Great Lakes Islands Alliance Summit

Bob Anderson, GLIA Steering Committee member, submitted the following article. The Great Lakes Islands Alliance (GLIA) is a voluntary, collaborative network that brings together island leaders, residents, and advocates from across the region. The mission of the GLIA...

Shop Local First Saturday

The Beaver Island Chamber and BIC Center have a bevy of Christmas events planned for December 7: Shop Take advantage of special store openings and deals for holiday shopping: Island Treasures Resale ShopBeaver Island GalleryPowers HardwareShipwreck Shirts (1 to...

Discover Beaver Island Planning Group Meeting

Discover Beaver Island planning group held their monthly meeting November 13th.  There was good turnout.  Plans for a Local First Small Business Saturday on December 7th were discussed.  So far, the hardware, shipwreck shirts and the BIC Center are planning special...

Peaine Township November Board Meeting

The Peaine Township Board met on November 11th for their regular monthly meeting. Several board appointments were made. Noting that St. James elected to have Travis Martin fill one of their seats on the Waste Management Committee Appointment board, the board decided...

Update Your Email

Your membership in the Beaver Island Association includes a subscription to Island Currents. To help protect the environment and save costs, we've moved to email distribution of our newsletter. If you aren't receiving ISland Currents by email, it may be because the address in our records is incorrect. You can update your address using the form below.