Thursday, June 17th, 2021  (Weather permitting, could be rescheduled for later in week)

Invasive Species Treatment for Eurasian Milfoil

Treatment areas will be posted, if the posting is on your property or an adjacent property -  Please refrain from going into the lake, (including pets) for 24 Hours.

If you water your lawn or garden from the lake, refrain from watering for 48 hours.

 

Thank you to our Environmental Committee for overseeing this important Project!

For more information on water treatment and other environmental issues, click on sidebar "Environmental

 

Silver Lake Kids Fishing Tournament

  The Silver Lake Association is sponsoring a Kids Fishing Tournament on Saturday, June 12th at 9:00 am at the DNR Public Launch Site, which is the "Free Fishing" weekend in Michigan.  

  You might want to round up your kids and grandkids and make plans to take part - it should be a lot of fun!

... Read the following flyer for details ...

..  Then If you haven`t entered yet, download this Entry Form and send to Tom per form instructions - see you on Saturday - join the fun!

 

 

 

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 Adopt - A - Road Cleanup, 2021

The next Adopt-A-Road cleanup is scheduled for

Saturday,  May 8, 2021

10:00 a.m. Sharp!

Meet at Garfield Twp Park, East Silver Lake Rd  

(Changes or rain dates will be posted on this website)

***To view the safety video for cleanup volunteers from the County,  go to the Grand Traverse County Road  Commission Website, www.gtcrc/Adopt-A-Road.net and click it  ...

If you have any questionsplease call Ron Grin. Adopt-a-Road committee chairman, at 231-715-0920                                             

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SKATING ON THE "GREAT BIG SILVER LAKE SKATING RINK", 2021

February and March in 2021 feaured a rare event on Silver Lake - "Glorious Skating Conditions"!  Usually the lake is covered with snow, which is not too conducive to this great activity - but a warming trend melted the snow to perfect skating conditions - and the community responded!

First, Mike Groleau and his pal, Azalea swirled and twirled for several days, Azalea doing a great job of keeping up!  Seeing this fun activity going on, Frederick and Cara Gruber and their daughter decided to join in one afternoon after school. having a great time and sharing a family photo.  As the cameras came out and the story spread, the publisher of the SLIA gmail decided it would be worth sharing!  This brought out Blake and Sue Vance from across the lake, Blake even sporting a hockey stick.  Mike & Michelle Davis also decided to give it a try, with Mike capturing Michelle as she performed!  The Breneman family with their two pals, Brody & Lila decided to join in and the 3 pups had a great time getting acquainted!  Not to be outdone, Paulette Andrews took her two grandsons, Titus and Elias out for a stroll, big brother Titus helping little Elias when he tumbled, and they kept on going.  Karen Bunting and her friend just down the lake also joined in for a whole afternoon of enjoyment, they were joined by a pal as well, these pups sure do love the lake - so much fun!

Please enjoy the following pics, in order of their appearance the above story...

         

                     

      

        

  

 

 


 

SLIA CALENDAR - 2021 ...

The 2021 calendar is in progress as events are scheduled ......

May should bring the Adopt-A-Road Cleanup

May/June SLIA Newsletter

June - Kids Fishing Tournament

July will bring the Independence Day Regatta & the Beach Ball on the lake

August - Annual Mtg, usually scheduled for 1st Saturday in August, 2020 was held virtually, to be decided as conditions in 2021 evolve.

Stay tuned for postings as they are determined.

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EURASIAN MILFOIL TREATMENT

Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

Areas to be treated will be posted ...

Please DO NOT SWIM for 24 Hours

DO NOT WATER lawns, plants, gardens for 72 Hours.

If you have questions about this treatment, contact Scot Ogden, Environmental Committee, at 231-469-9365

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ANNUAL MEETING NOTICE

Silver Lake Improvement Association

SATURDAY, AUGUST 8, 2020 - 9:00 a.m.

 - VIA ZOOM -

DUE TO THE COVID VIRUS

THE MEETING WILL BE HELD VIA ZOOM, RATHER THAN IN PERSON FOR SAFETY REASONS

via computer

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81744989086?pwd=bGJ1eHJvSEkvcDNYR01nbTkxOWNEZz09 

vis phone (312) 626-6799

Meeting ID:  817 4498 9086         Password:  608501

Join Meeting 8:55, Meeting starts 9:00


ALL PROPERTY OWNERS, MEMBERS, ASSOCIATE MEMBERS SHOULD HAVE ALREADY RECEIVED A MAILING NOTICING THE ANNUAL MEETING AND THE CHANGES.   THIS MAILING INCLUDED THE AGENDA FOR THE MEETING, AND MEMBERSHIP FORM FOR COMING YEAR 2020-2021.     

(If you did not receive, please contact this website and copies will be forwarded to you.

 

AS ALWAYS - BE THERE – BE INFORMED – SHARE YOUR INPUT!

 

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 The Great Big Silver Lake is on the lake! June 28, 2020

 

Ready to launch - I can`t wait!                I`m on the lake - Come and Find Me!

            

 

I will be anchored at various points on the lake through the 4th of July holiday for easy access. 

Be sure to take the opportunity to come and sign me,  leave comments, take selfies with me --- Enjoy me! 

Please do not tow me, or try to jump me!  If you see someone misusing me, take a moment to educate them - I belong to the whole lake community!  If you see that I need help, please notify Chuck Hathaway, Beachball Committee at 231-313-0177, or through the SLIA website at ...  www.silverlakeimprovement.com   

We would be interested in your selfies with the beachball for posting, send to website address with your name, description and how you can be reached - you might see yourself here! 

          

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INDEPENDENCE DAY REGATTA ON SILVER LAKE!

 

Decorate your boat and come join in!  Not decorating?  Join the parade anyway - you do not have to register to join, just to be part of the competition - Just remember the occasion and display the Red, White and Blue! 

Judges will be stationed around the lake and prizes will be awarded to the winners at the  Annual Meeting August 1st!

REGISTRATION - HERE`S HOW:

Due to Covid-19, we are doing things a bit differently this year - see next  - 

You should have received a form with your spring newsletter, if not - Click here on "Registration Form", print it, fill out, scan, and return to this website prior to the parade.   Meet in front of the DNR boat launch at 1:30, get your pic taken or take others, parade begins sharply at 2 p.m!

Please display a large number  on the "Shoreside Facing" side of your boat, to be identified by the judges and cameras.  (Poster board works great!)

 PARADE BEGINS SHARPLY AT 2:00:     Please be on time.  Along the route, please leave enough room between boats to "perform" for the judges, while not lagging too far apart - tricky!  (Note, in past years, there has been a small problem with too much distance between boats , resulting in "2" parades, especially at the south end, so please be mindful and catch up!) 

TO WATER FIGHT OR NOT? MIND THE "X`S"!   Place a large "X" on the shoreside of your boat to be given safe passage from land or sea water blasters, balloons, etc!  If you enjoy participating in these "shenanigans" - be mindful of the "X`s" and HOLD YOUR FIRE while they pass - remember we are a community and there may be small children on board.  Let`s also not fire on the shoreside docks or spectators unless they are looking for a skimish!  Let`s all enjoy the day together!

SHORELINE SPECTATORS:  Let`s cheer the boats on and remember they love the scorecards!

 Any other questions regarding the Regatta?

            - contact Mike Reed at mreed980@hotmail.com

A complete recap of the day with pictures will be  published in the fall newsletter.   To see  previous years events, see "Newsletters", this website.

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EURASIAN MILFOIL TREATMENT DATE - THURDAY, JUNE 18, 2020

The survey for the Eurasian Milfoil was completed in prior week, maps show white dots where it was located, these areas to be treated. 

When treatment is made - areas will be posted - 

*****  Important that you not swim for 24 hours in these areas!  If you irrigate your lawns, gardens, plants, from the lake, do not irrigate for 72 hours after treatment.

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          LIGHT UP THE LAKE!   

  While we are all doing our part to keep the  Covid-19 from spreading, it’s time to give thanks and recognize the doctors, nurses, and other community  responders for risking their health for us every single day! Let’s come together as a Silver Lake Community and LIGHT UP the lake on their behalf

Here’s how you can participate!

What:   Light Up The Lake

When:   At 9:00 on Friday & Saturday nights for the month of April & to Include the last weekend May 1st & 2nd to finish out the month, for 2-3 minutes each night.

How:   Flash lakeside indoor/outdoor lights and make noise! (Whoop, Whistle, Air Horn?)

Why:  To recognize the amazing people in our community who are working hard to keep us safe and healthy.

Also:   To connect and say hello and share with fellow residents around the lake who we have been distancing ourselves from!

(We have sent this message to SLIA members that we have addresses for through our g-mail chain, if you are viewing this notice on the website and aren’t sure if your neighbors are members of the SLIA,  please pass it on to them that they might share in this special event!  If you or they aren’t part of this great group, this would be a good time to join us and receive future communications!)

A special thanks to the resident/neighbor, Mandy Ford, who came up with this great suggestion!

Be Safe, Be Healthy, WE WILL SURVIVE!                                                                             Your SLIA in action  ...


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THE DRAIN CLOSURE SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 13TH, HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO THE 16TH - ALL ELSE REMAINS THE SAME!

Silver Lake Drain One Day Closure – Monday, April 13, 2020

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is adding a 3rd lane to US-31 from just west of East Silver Lake Rd to approximately Sullivan Rd. MDOT considers this an “Essential Job” so Elmer’s has received the green light to start work. The Silver Lake Drain outlet pipe extends from the drain on the south end of the lake under US-31 before emptying into Cox’s Pond. MDOT has contacted the Drain Commissioner’s Office to advise that they need to extend the pipe approximately 17 feet to accommodate this 3rd lane.

Therefore - Elmer’s will be conducting this work on April 13th, with the estimate that it should be done in 1 day. This will require the drain to be closed for that short period, and there might be a very minimal rise in the level at that time. The levels will be monitored continuously while the drain is closed but there is no significant rise expected. Frequent contact will be made with Elmer’s to insure that all goes well.

We are very thankful to our Drain Commissioner, Steve Largent for the continuing effort he expends on our behalf with this very important outlet drain – especially in these times of higher water levels. With the several other county drains he is responsible for - Steve, and the SLIA want to extend a special shout out to fellow resident, Al Strange who takes it upon himself to check the drain on a regular basis – AND REGULARLY CLEANS the outlet area to keep it flowing! With the levels as high as they are, this is vital – and we cannot thank him enough for all he does! If you get the opportunity to communicate your appreciation to both Al and Steve, please do so – as we all work together for the betterment of Silver Lake and our community!

During these hard times - Please be careful - Be Safe ...  from your SLIA Board!

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FALL CLEANUP ALERT - 2019!  

WHILE WE ARE CLEANING UP EAST SILVER LAKE ROAD - LET`S REMEMBER TO CLEAN OUR OWN PROPERTIES CORRECTLY AS WELL!

Remember -  Leaves in the lake = Phosphorus = muck!

Please don`t be a "mucker-upper"!

Rake your leaves, bag them, and take them to the Grand Traverse Recycle Center - please do not blow them into the lake.  If you have a lawn service - please advise them as well!

The Recycle center is located at:

2471 N Keystone Rd, 231-941-5555,

Recycle hours are: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday  from  10 - 4:30 -  Saturday 9-3:30

It`s only $1 for a large bag!  For more information on recyclable items, visit www.Garfield-Twp.com, "Recycle Smart ", or call  231-941-1620

(Residents of Garfield Twp may obtain a one-time free pass at the Twp Hall, again stop in, visit website, or call 231-941-1620 for details.)

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Alert - coming soon

"Slow No Wake Zone" at DNR Public Launch

 ....   See details  under Rules & Regulations

 

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Environmental - Invasive Species Survey & Treatment Dates:

2019 TREATMENT  was completed on Tuesday,  June 18th,  the amount of milfoil located in the survey taken before treatment showed that the amount of milfoil detected was less than in 2018, indicating the treatments continue to be effective and definitely worth continuing.

Treated areas were posted.  Rules for water usage in treated areas are the same as detailed in 2018 treatment info below ...

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2018 TREATMENT DATES:

Treatment was completed on Wednesday, June 27th,  approximately 10 acres of milfoil were treated.    Treated areas were posted.

Rules for water usage in treated areas: 

1)  If you live on the property or are adjacent to the water being treated (property will be posted) please stay out of the water for 24 hours (including pets).  If treatment happens on Wednesday, you can use the water on Thursday. 

 2)  If you live on the property or are adjacent to the water being treated (property will be posted) please refrain from watering your lawns and gardens with lake water for 48 hours.  If treatment happens on Wednesday, you can use the  lake water on Friday.

While we understand this may be an inconvenience, it is crucial to the control of this very invasive species and is small in comparison to the result of unchecked invasion - if you google Eurasian Milfoil Invasive Species/Pictures and see what has happened in lakes where there has been no attempt to control - this could have happened to Silver Lake had it not been for people who were proactive on our behalf in prior years.


Restorative Lake Sciences LLC (Contractor for Invasive Species Treatment, Silver Lake)

2017  Water Treatment for Invasive Species was completed on Tuesday, JULY 11TH. 

SLIA members were notified via g-mail and properties treated were posted and advised to avoid swimming for 24 hours, and watering lawns & gardens with lake water for 72 hours.

  • The good news is the treatment area was  less than in 2016 which means the treatments are being effective and the incidence of discoverable Invasive Species has lessened!
  • Residents observing areas of milfoil should contact Scot Ogden with this information so they can be included in the fall survey.

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SLIA CALENDAR

If there is anything you wish to add to the SLIA calender, contact  info@silverlakeimprovement.com