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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...

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...

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...

Busy Meeting Week Ahead

The week of September 15th will see three important meetings for island governance. COA Advisory Board Meeting Monday (September 16) Beaver Island COA Advisory Committee will meet at 10:00 a.m. upstairs in Carol’s Hangout at the BIC Center. At township meetings...

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...