Duck Hunters Needed for Sunday October 28th

Hello CCCOA & HLPOA members,  Although we have been able to greatly reduce Swimmer’s Itch on Higgins Lake we continue to try and advance our knowledge of the causes to enable us to better deal with the problem. As such, the Higgins Lake Swimmer’s Itch Organization and Higgins Lake Property Owners Association are working together on an important fall program.  We will be having a fall hunting research study with Dr. Curt Blankespoor on Sunday, Oct 28. The purpose of the study is to gain more knowledge about the SI infection levels of various species of ducks including common mergansers, mallards, buffleheads and […]

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HLSIO Volunteers Needed!!!

Dear HLSIO supporters, We received a strong response to our fall fly though pyrotechnic harassment (Bird Banger) program with 17 volunteers so far. Much of the southern basin of the lake is now covered however it could be improved with one volunteer a bit south of the Cut River and another at or a bit south of Point Detroit.  Additional volunteers are needed for optimal northern basin coverage. We need volunteers specifically in the areas of Camp Curnalia, Cottage Grove, Sovereign/Sunset Parks and The Norways. Our 4 years of effort to fight swimmer’s itch on Higgins Lake has resulted in a […]

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HLPOA Information

At the last Board meeting, Greg Semack (HLPOA Treasurer) presented information on the benefits of Camp Curnalia COA joining the HLPOA. Camp Curnalia has the opportunity to have almost 100 voting members (out of 600) as we are allowed one member every 50′ of shoreline. The Board is considering joining HLPOA – Here is more information: Prospect Cover Letter HLPOA Member Application HLPOA 2018 April Newsletter HLPOA 2018 February Newsletter    

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2017 Swimmers Itch Updates

Higgins Lake Swimmer’s Itch Organization P.O. Drawer 665, Grayling, MI 49738 July 9, 2017 Dear Higgins Lake Swimmer’s Itch Organization (HLSIO) Supporters, This is the third year of HLSIO’s swimmer’s itch reduction program for Higgins Lake. Your HLSIO board, supported by the HLPOA board, has been working hard to bring you the leading swimmer’s itch reduction program available in the world. We have once again delivered excellent results. Your HLSIO board wants to thank all HLSIO supporters for their generous contributions. None of this would have been possible without your strong support. Attached is the first update from our 2017 […]

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Do you see anyone you know?

Please take a look at the old picture below.  It was taken in 1952. It is of a bunch Camp Curnalia members.  Some have been identified, but we would like to know as many of the people as possible.  Please take a look.   Thanks Camp Curnalia Pavillon list 1952

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What is the Sticky Stuff From the Trees?

Many people have asked me about the Black Sticky stuff all over everrything.  After me inquiring I was refered to the following article that explains. Hope it helps. From michigan.gov/som/lecanium scales LECANIUM SCALES – AFFECTING OAK AND MAPLE TREES – ARE THICK IN CRAWFORD, OTSEGO, ROSCOMMON COUNTIES Contact: Roger Mech, 517-243-0300 Agency: Natural Resources June 15, 2016 Michigan Department of Natural Resources field offices have received a number of calls from concerned residents in Crawford, Otsego and Roscommon counties regarding Lecanium scale infestations and resulting “honeydew,” a sugary substance secreted by the pests as they feed on trees and plants. The Lecanium scale […]

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