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BIA Initiatives: Beaver Island Birding Trail

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 includes multiple locations around the island with descriptive signage...

High Water Summit is Tuesday

Time is running out to register for the BIA-Tip of the Mitt Watershed COuncil High Water Summit being held on Tuesday, August 25 at noon. Follow this link to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HmZVNM5LQCWK15aEmYJ0qQ
ETIPP Onboarding Meeting

ETIPP Onboarding Meeting

Wednesday morning at 10:00 there’s an ETIPP Information and Strategy meeting via Zoom with the island’s  National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) Advisor, Liz Weber.  The island was the winner of an ETIPP grant and this meeting will kick off the process of working to plan...
Summer Edition of Island Currents

Summer Edition of Island Currents

Our latest edition of Island Currents is in the email to our members. It includes articles with the latest news from BICS, an invasives update, a look at our work on housing issues and broadband, news from the Trails Association, and the latest on our Dark Sky...
Dark Sky Happenings in July

Dark Sky Happenings in July

July is going to be a dream-month – or maybe a dreamless month – for island dark sky buffs. With the Thunder Supermoon, two meteor showers and a comet, there’s so much to see that there might not be time to sleep at night.  The thunder super moon will rise this...

Invasive beech leaf disease found in Michigan

The Michigan departments of Natural Resources and Agriculture and Rural Development recently confirmed the presence of invasive beech leaf disease in a small, private woodlot in southern St. Clair County, located in southeast Michigan. Beech leaf disease, not...

Beaver Island Lake Ecology Workshop

A Beaver Island Lake Ecology Workshop will be held Monday, July 11th, 9:30 am – 2:00 pm at CMU Biological Station with an optional field trip to Barney’s Lake on the same day at 3:30 – 5:00 pm. This hands-on program is presented by Erick Elgin and...

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...