I am impressed by your work on this issue..., however the road end at Summet needs to be tackled by someone other than the Township Officials" so corrective action is taken. I am most concerned about the fact that during a major rain storm this summer the rain water that was generated upon the Summit hill road ran directly into the lake.Automotive residue, salt, oil and other contaminants were running directly into the lake. I am sure the DEQ would have a few issues regarding this point. This area was to have rip rap all along road end, and the sides in order to act as a filter for the rain that was coming down the hill. The lack of this rip rap is very disconcerting since the milfoil will be fed by the contaminants entering the water.This rip rap was very effective as a screen and we saw less foaming of the water from nitrates...WHen the rip rap was placed we were told this was being done to preserve the lake and prevent the massive contamination from yard waste, etc. We have not been able to have this issue addressed though the Grayling Township official so I now turn my efforts to LMPOA....you are an awesome organization and thank you for your help! Jan Treston Aurand 810-599-3216
Thanks Jan! You make an excellent case (your note below) recognizing the continued importance of maintaining the vitality of Lake Margrethe through certain relatively simple corrective actions. I am very sorry to hear that our Grayling Township government, which previously had much to say about road ends includng the paving and installation of appropriate filtering materials at Summit, now has no interest in the obvious on-going environmental problem in that area. In an effort to get some corrective action started, I am forwarding a copy of this note to members of our Lake Margrethe Property Owners Association board, as well as our DEQ and DNR representatives. Thanks again for your vigilance and concern. Marshall Roe LMPOA member
In another few weeks summer will come to a close . Once again the lake association has sponsored three fine events: a grand dinner show, a fun fishing derby for kids of all ages, and a special boat parade on July 4th. Additionally, lake water is monitored for a host of critical conditions that most of us take for granted. The Crawford County Sheriff's patrol is funded in part by lake property owners. Lake clean ups are conducted every couple of years to rid the shore line and shallow areas of unsightly trash.
Finally, certain areas of the lake bottom are treated annually to reduce the spread of Eurasian Water Milfoil. The milfoil treatment is paid for by the generous donations of a number concerned property owners and the US National Guard. THANK YOU!
I also say hooray to the many lake property owners and the property owners association with its committed board of directors that help make summers at the lake memorable, safe, and fun for all of us! Marshall Roe