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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...

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.

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...

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 peainetownship.aadm@gmail.com Lori Taylor-Blitz St. James Township Planning Commission (906) 361-2031 loritaylorblitz@gmail.com PRESS RELEASE APRIL 18, 2022 OFFICIAL...

When Will We See BEAD Grants?

One of the most common questions I’ve been fielding is when we’ll be able to file for grants from the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) grants that come from the $42.5 billion funding that will pass from the NTIA and be administered through the states....

St. James Board of Review activity

The three member St. James Board of Review held an organizational meeting on March 8th.   State guidelines stipulate that at least 2/3 of BOR members "shall be property taxpayers of the township;"  The BOR Alternate must, however, be a township...

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