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

BIA Initiatives: Beaver Island Birding Trail

The BIA organized and developed the Beaver Island Birding Trail and, with the leadership of Pam Grassmick, presents an annual Warblers on the Water Beaver Island Birding Trail Festival. The trail...

Winter Edition of Island Currents

Our latest edition of Island Currents is in the email to our members. If your issue hasn’t arrived, this post has a link to read it online.

BIA Initiatives: Dark Sky Sanctuary

Written by Cynthia Hector Johnson The Beaver Island Association took the Beaver Island Dark Sky Project under its wing in 2019.  As members of the Dark Sky Project looked at applying for an...

Emergency Call Tower – Iron Ore Bay

Posted for Pam Grassmick The south end of Beaver Island became safer for visitors and residents this past week following the installation of an emergency call tower at the Iron Ore Beach. The emergency call tower, (when the red button is pushed), automatically dials...

Warblers on the Water

Thank You to event supporters The 9th Annual Warblers on the Water scheduled from May 27 through May 29 concluded on Sunday evening with a hike at Gull Harbor followed by a stop at Whiskey Point Brewery.  Visitors and birders expressed appreciation for the...

Eyeglass Collection

Thank You Pam Grassmick! A Huge Thank You to Pam Grassmick for organizing this fine effort.The Beaver Island community has once again shown its generosity with 95 pairs of eyeglasses being collected. The Beaver Island Association has shipped them off to the Wisconsin...

Warblers on the Water Presentations

Warblers on the Water Presentations

This coming weekend is Memorial Day Weekend and time for Warblers on the Water -- BIA's annual Birding Festival. All of the field trips are sold out, but there is still room to attend the presentations that are part of the Festival. They are all available without...

Health Center Opening Doors to Everyone

Health Center Opening Doors to Everyone

Shortly after the New Year began the Health Center began working with McDonough Construction to improve the way visitors and patients access the Beaver Island Rural Health Center Complex.  The planning is now done and the work on retrofitting the entry doors is...

Fun Fact Monday

Fun Fact Monday

Here's an interesting post from the Charlevoix, Antrim, Kalkaska & Emmet Cooperative Invasive Species Management Office (CAKE CISMA) on the Dwarf Lake Iris, Michigan's rare (and endangered) state wildflower that can be found on Beaver Island....

Single Stream Recycling is in the Bag

Single Stream Recycling is in the Bag

In June the Beaver Island Transfer Station and Recycle Center will officially celebrate the launch of its Single Stream Recycling Program. The  single-stream sorting and recycling system exemplifies the Transfer Station’s commitment to recovering value from waste...

The Passing of David Read Barker

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of David Read Barker. He was the husband and life partner of BIA board member Lisa Borre.David passed away on May 13, 2022, just 2 days before his 78th birthday.Lisa and David traveled the world, shared a passion...

The Beaver Island Master Plan – 2022

THE BEAVER ISLAND MASTER PLAN Contact: Krys Lyle Peaine Township Planning Commission (231) 649-1625 Lori Taylor-Blitz St. James Township Planning Commission (906) 361-2031 PRESS RELEASE APRIL 18, 2022 OFFICIAL...

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