Watershed Academy Monitoring Session
November 1, 2017
Several members of the Black Lake Association recently participated with Onaway High School students in a Watershed Academy Monitoring Session led by Eli Baker and Maria Affhalter from Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council. Dave Turzewski and Ron and Sharon Dulak donned waders to spend a day with the students performing water chemistry tests and assessing stream macroinvertebrates to determine the health of Stoney Creek and its watershed. Not only was their time with the students fun and educational, but the outcome indicated that Stoney Creek is healthy.
Ron Dulak and Dave Turzewski, members of the Black Lake Association Board of Directors, attended the Cheboygan County Commission October 24 to hear Cam Cavitt, Cheboygan County Drain Commissioner, present his annual report. They talked with Cavitt afterward about high spring water levels that have occurred on Black Lake the past few years. The Drain Commissioner is looking into possible sources of funding to request support from the Army Corps of Engineers in gathering information and studying the problem.