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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

3rd Great Lakes Islands Alliance (GLIA) Summit

Beaver Island community leaders and interested parties will attend the 3rd Great Lakes Islands Alliance (GLIA) Summit on October 20-23rd, 2019 hosted by Mackinac Island.

The purpose of GLIA is to support year-round inhabitated Great Lakes islands. During the GLIA meetings, information is exchanged and those interactions lead to solutions to address shared challenges and embrace opportunities to benefit islands. Over 120 participants have registered for the Summit from across the Great Lakes basin.

Below is the proposed agenda for the event. Bob Anderson is representing Beaver Island/Lake Michigan islands on the GLIA :

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DNR Reports on Great Lakes Islands

The island reports on Invasives are accessible on MSU Extension  website under publications The reports are also available in PDF format on the BIA Website : 2019-17 - Preserving the Legacy of Michigan's Great Lakes Islands 2019-18 - Prioritization Schemes Relevant to...

CAKE Quarterly Newsletter Jul-Sept. 2019

We received the following from Benjamin VanDyke :   Hello CISMA Partners! Happy fall - the seasons are definitely changing here in Northern Michigan! The quarterly newsletter captures what we've been up to in the invasive species world for the last three months,...

Busy Meeting Week Ahead

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NLMIC Meets on the Island

BIA Board Member Pam Grassmick contributed to this report. The Northern Lake Michigan Islands Collaborative meeting was well attended yesterday at the BIC BIC Center.  New coordinator for the Collaborative is Matt Priesser, who has has been active in other island...

Peaine Township Board Meeting

The Peaine Township Board met last evening.  In addition to regular business, the board looked at draft tax rates for the coming year.  Property values are up and there is an excess balance in a few funds so the rates were proposed to go down by 5.5% and the revenue...

St. James Township Meeting Report

The Saint James Township Board met Wednesday evening. There was an update on the marina project.  Everything seems to be proceeding apace with just some final small details to be worked.  The Anderson’s are applying for a junk car removal permit to deal with...

Food Truck on Main Street

Here's a Beaver Island first: a food truck in town—well, first food truck in a long time.  Richie Gillespie’s son Kevin has brought his award winning food tuck (or trailer) to the island. He serves gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches and more.  Open at 10 until 2,...

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