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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...

Waste Management Committee Blight Survey

The Island’s Waste Management Committee is working on securing grant funding to help protect the island’s environment.  To support grant applications with the required data they have a survey...

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 or you may visit the township offices to see a copy.

Feedback is still welcome. It will be used to finalize the plan that will be presented for final approval at a meeting on January 4th at 3:00 in the afternoon at the township hall.

The current draft of the plan is available at: https://webgen1files1.revize.com/peainetwpmi/862080%20Peaine%20Twp%20Park%20and%20Rec%20Plan%20DRAFT%2011.27.23.pdf. Additional information about the work of the Planning Commission is available here: https://peainetwp.org/planning_commission.

This story first appeared on WVBI and has been updated to reflect the change in date of the meeting to January 4th.

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 Dr. Jo Latimore of...

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...

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