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Represent the combined interests of our membership on issues that affect the fundamental character and beauty of Beaver Island.
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Warblers on the Water Event Cancelled 🙁

After careful consideration for the health of birding participants, BIA’s Beaver Island Birding Trail Committee in consultation with our Field Trip Leaders has decided to cancel the Warblers on the Water events planned for Memorial Day Weekend. It would be impossible to social distance in vans or on a boat. If you registered for the event you will be receive a full refund of fees paid from the Beaver Island Association via PayPal or by check for your scheduled field trips.

If you have questions about the refund or the event, please contact us at:

At a time of so many unknowns with COVID-19, spring migration and getting outdoors can have a healing effect. We hope you have an opportunity to take a quiet walk and enjoy the spring awakening and return of bird calls.

All the very best to each of you!

The Beaver Island Birding Trail Committee and Field Trip Leaders

See you for Warblers 2021 (if not before).

Cormorant Rule Update

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Michigan Sea Grant Offering Learn at Home Videos

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Resources for Small Businesses During Coronavirus Outbreak

We received the following information from Congressman Jack Bergman's office. It includes a number of resources for small businesses that appear to be useful. What Small Businesses Need To Know : Access to Capital: - According to Secretary Mnuchin, the Administration...

BIA Spring Newsletter

We've emailed our spring edition of Island Currents to all BIA members who have shared an email address with us. If you didn't receive your copy by email, please send an email to so we can confirm your address. You can read the...

Information for Home Owners Dealing with Water Issues

Megan Anderson, PEMDirector Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Emmet County Office of Emergency Management & Homeland Security provided the BIA the following documents for distribution to Island Homeowners: A 54 page booklet about Protecting Investments in Shore Property on...

Great Lakes Climate Adaptation Webcast

RSVP Here: The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) invites you to a briefing on the actions being taken to manage increasing temperatures, flooding, and other coastal hazards impacting communities...

Beaver Island Shoreline Erosion

BIA Vice President Dick Mulvihill was out earlier this week and captured some dramatic pictures of the impact of high water and easterly storms on the East Side. Unfortunately, predictions are that the lake will continue to rise. And the lack...

Erosion News

We thought the following article from MLive would be of interest to our members... U.S. Congressman says lakeshore erosion is an ‘emergency’ after helicopter tour By Anya van Wagtendonk | January 24, 2020 MUSKEGON, MI – U.S. Representative...

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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.