Monthly Archives: November 2015

President’s Message – Ruth Bay

Ruth Bay, ESLA President Life, I have learned, is a succession of suns and seasons.  It is warmth and wonder; cold and confusion.  It is love.  It is love lost.  Life is a magnificent journey along roads that twist and… Continue Reading
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“Bug” sampling in the Rapid River

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For the past several years, Dale Claudepierre and the ESLA interns and other ESLA volunteers have “bug” sampled the Rapid River to monitor the health of the river. Essentially, samples of water and river bottom and shoreline are sampled and… Continue Reading
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Antrim Township continues to await approval by the Federal Regulatory Commission of Dam

Several years ago Antrim County submitted an application to the Federal Regulatory Commission for renewal of the operating permit for the Elk Rapids Hydroelectric Powerhouse and Dam. Although the County has provided all applications and supporting materials on time… Continue Reading
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Milton Township Kewadin Park Update

Submitted by Bob Kingon, Milton Twp Planning Board Member: As reported in the last newsletter, Milton Township purchased two properties in 2014, one that is immediately west of the historic Milton Township Hall (3) acres on the north side of… Continue Reading
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Super size gull sighted in Skegemog Lake ???

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Submitted by Dale Claudepierre; picture by Sherry Comer (www.facebook.com/ComerCreations.com) Did you see a very large gull at the south end of Torch River in Lake Skegemong this summer? See picture below: Well, maybe it really isn’t a super large gull?… Continue Reading
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Golden Algae (aka the Brown Crud)

From Garret Ellison, who covers business & environment for MLive/The Grand Rapids Press: TORCH LAKE, MI — It’s murky brown, unpleasant to walk through and appearing in greater quantity along the sandy bottom of northern Michigan’s prettiest lakes. No, it’s… Continue Reading
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