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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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Birding Foray on the Beaver Announced

The Beaver Island Birding Trail Memorial Day Festival is on for 2024 After 10 wonderful years we are undergoing a leadership transition, and with limited time constraints, we are having a smaller...

Townships Announce Short-term Rental Listening Sessions

The Island townships have set times for listening sessions on short-term rental issues on the island. Supervisors Welke and Dal Pra say they want your information, ideas, and data as they look to...

Preparing for Emergencies on Beaver Island

With several folks asking questions on social media about dealing with power outages and other storm issues on the island, we thought it would be helpful to re-post this information created by St....

Peaine Parks & Recreation plan is out for final review

The Peaine Township Five Year Park & Recreation Plan has been posted for final review.  You can get a copy online using the button below. It is also available on the Peaine Township website...
Townships Announce Short-term Rental Listening Sessions

Townships Announce Short-term Rental Listening Sessions

The Island townships have set times for listening sessions on short-term rental issues on the island. Supervisors Welke and Dal Pra say they want your information, ideas, and data as they look to understand potential long-term land use. The supervisors along with Vicki Smith, Peaine Treasurer and Paul Cole, St, James Trustee will be at both sessions. This is your opportunity to share and collaborate.

When: February 20th, 2024
10:00-11:30 am & 6:00-7:30 pm
**Interested parties need only attend one session**
Where: BIC Center upstairs
Zoom: Link to be published

Renowned Birding Expert to speak at WoW2023

Renowned Birding Expert to speak at WoW2023

Acclaimed birding expert Dr. Francesca Cuthbert will make the keynote presentation of the 2023 Warbler's on the Water Birding event at the BIC Center on Sunday afternoon, May 28th, at 1;30 p.m. The tilte of the presentation is An Unknown Treasure in the Great Lakes:...

BIA Board Meeting Rescheduled

BIA Board Meeting Rescheduled

So that BIA President and JTAC Chair Kevin Boyle are able to attend the 2023 Merit Merit Member Conference in Dearborn next Tuesday and Wednesday, we are postponing our monthly meetingThe BIA Board meeting is rescheduled for 4:00 PM Tuesday, May 23rd.

Traffic Stops at issue; Community Forum set

Traffic Stops at issue; Community Forum set

St. Patrick’s Day brought plenty of visitors and fun to the island with activities on Friday and Saturday along with all sorts of Irish meal specials at the Shamrock, Dalwhinnies and the Bodega.  But, it also brought what some are now calling a heavy handed approach...

Updated Internet Speed Survey

Updated Internet Speed Survey

Continuing its efforts to correct the data about the island in the FCC's National Broadband Map, the Joint Telecommunications Advisory Committee has, in cooperation with the BIA, put up a new online speed test survey. This one is automatic. All you need to do is click...

Check the FCC Broadband Map TODAY

Check the FCC Broadband Map TODAY

The Island's Joint Telecommunications Advisory Committee, formed by the townships, is urging all Island residents to check the FCC's National Broadband Map (broadbandmap.fcc.gov) to make sure that the information in it about internet service at their home, business...

JTAC conducting Internet speed survey

JTAC conducting Internet speed survey

Most Island property owners have probably received their Winter Tax Bills by now. Included in them is an Internet Speed Survey being conducted for the townships by the Island's Joint Townships Telecommunications Advisory Committee (JTAC). It's all part of an effort to...

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