Burt Shurly Camp
The Burt Shurly Camp on our lake is now a partnership between the Detroit Public Schools and the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries.. They have plans to add new facilities and make improvements in the future. Their website is Campburtshurly.org.
Mary Lou Frendt
|Gilbert Drives||David & Laura Stahl|
|Glen Oaks||Dan Kruse|
|Noah's Landing||Jim McInnis|
|North Lake Farms||Rod Payne|
|North Lake Rd||Steve & Ann Koch|
Eric Batzdorfer &
|Sauer Drive||Joel Blum/Don Zak|
|Stonehedge Vly||Carol Heydlauff|
|Watt Road||Paul Lammers|
|Webb's Landing||Dave Pruess|
Anyone interested in representing either North or South Gilbert Drives, please use the Contact Us page to let us know of your interest. We will contact you and give you all the information. It is really quite a small commitment of time.
For more than 20 years Northlakers have enjoyed a fabulous fireworks display through the dedication and hard work of Dave Steinbach and his crew of volunteers. Many hours of preparation are necessary for this event.
The fireworks are not free. All the funding comes from donations by Northlakers. A donation request is mailed in the spring and we ask that you be generous and donate what you can to support this special event.
In the summer of 1985 Ginny Bachman was appointed Weed Control Committee Chairperson by the North Lake Protection Association President, Ralph Rumsey. For the next two years she gathered information, explored various lake quality control efforts, and consulted with government and professional experts.
In 1988 Ginny's husband, Jerry, agreed to co-chair the committee with her. Together with then president of NLPA Mary Lou Frendt and other board members, a questionnaire was designed and distributed to North Lakers to learn the concerns and actions that would be supported by residents.
The responses showed strong support for a new lake study to evaluate the lake and plan for the future. The NLPA Lake Study/Weed Control Committee was formed with members Ginny and Jerry Bachman, Alan Boyce, Dan Del Vecchio, Mary Lou Frendt, and Jo Rumsey, with Sheridan Springer frequently adding his help in his related role as leader of the Lake Development Task Force. By now it was clear that the primary problem had surfaced in the form of an increasing lake infestation of Eurasian Milfoil.
Following various studies and recommendations, the first treatment was done in 1989. For many years the program was funded on a voluntary contribution basis. In those years the target weed was Eurasian Milfoil and while chemical treatment was the norm, alternative control approaches were tried including harvesting and weevil stocking of the lake. New invasive species and hybrid milfoil made the volunteer approach impractical; we needed more expertise and better funding to deal with the growing problems.
In 2007, under the guidance and hard work of then President Dan Kruse, a Special Assessment District administered by Washtenaw County was approved. Beginning in 2008 weed treatments were done under this program. NLPA is now dealing with Curly Leaf Pondweed, Starry Stonewort, and Wild Celery as well as Milfoil hybrids.
Through the Special Assessment District the county contracts with a consultant firm to assess the problematic weeds and makes recommendations for their control. They then contract with a licensed contractor to do the applications within the EPA and MI DEQ regulations.
North Lake is located in the North West corner of Washtenaw County, Michigan, about seven miles north of Chelsea.
NLPA is a non-profit organization established to protect the ecological, recreational, and aesthetic well-being of North Lake. Property owners with lakefront or lakefront-access in their land titles are automatic members. Presently the membership is approximately 250 households. The number varies from time to time as some members own multiple properties.
The NLPA has been active in the Multi-Lake Sewer Initiative, the lake level control project, "keyhole" issues, water quality monitoring, and other issues affecting the lake. The organization also promotes boating safety. Presently the primary activity is the control of invasive and nuisance plants in the lake.