Five Lake Charlevoix Communities Hosting Meetings to Discuss Protecting, Preserving Shorelines

Five more shoreline communities are hosting public meetings to discuss how they want to protect and preserve Lake Charlevoix.

These communities include Evangeline Township on August 23 at 5:30 p.m., Bay Township on September 6 at 7 p.m., City of East Jordan on September 8 at 5:30 p.m., Hayes Township on October 18 at 7 p.m., and Marion Township on October 25 at 7 p.m.

Communities around Lake Charlevoix have a long history of coming together to actively protect water quality, but the ever-changing conditions like recent record-high water levels, accelerating development pressures, or even turnover of participants in local governments and commissions can put communities in a reactionary state instead of making it possible for them to focus on completing their goals.

This is why the Lake Charlevoix Association is collaborating with the Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council and the Land Information Access Association to meet with the local planning commissions around the lake to discuss challenges and opportunities related to water quality and shoreline protection. These meetings are to come together to help the lake as a whole, while also hearing the challenges that each community faces in managing its shoreline and giving available tools and strategies to support each community in protecting and preserving Lake Charlevoix.

Meetings have already happened for South Arm Township, Boyne City, Charlevoix Township, Eveline Township and the City of Charlevoix.

For more information about protecting Lake Charlevoix or upcoming meetings, click here.