Boating Rules

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Filed in: Uncategorized :: Written on May 21, 2020 - 2:42 pm
Boating Rules All motorboats must be equipped with one U.S. Coast Guard approved lifejacket per person and one throwable-type cushion or ring buoy. Motorboats should be equipped with an anchor, fire extinguisher and lights. Operate boat at a “Slow – No Wake” speed when your boat, or towed boarder/skier/tuber are within 100 feet of docks,...

Lawn Care to Protect the Lake

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Filed in: Uncategorized :: Written on May 20, 2020 - 7:16 pm
Green Lawns while protecting the lake should be an objective for everyone.  Fertilizer and grass clippings easily find their way into the lake, which can lead to algae blooms and accurate weed growth in the lake.  A few easy steps can help keep our lake healthy. Mow high and leave the clippings.  Set the lawnmower […]

Invasive Lake Weeds

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Filed in: Lake Quality, Uncategorized :: Written on April 10, 2018 - 3:27 pm
Watkins Lake along with many Michigan lakes are subject to a number of invasive aquatic plants that threaten the well-being of lake life and the habitat.  This article from The Michigan Riparian is an interesting and educational insight to the harvesting and lake management challenge.   Invasive Weeds Article

Lawn Fertilizer for a Healthy Lake

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Filed in: Uncategorized :: Written on April 26, 2016 - 2:03 pm
Beginning January 2012, phosphorus was banned in fertilizers in Michigan.  The following  products are among the recommended for lakefront properties by the Healthy Lawns and Gardens Technical Advisory Committee of the South Oakland County Water Authority: ACO Fall Lawn Food – 21-0-4 Bradford Organics Luscious Lawn – 9-0-0 Espoma...

Watkins Lake Study & Management Report

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Filed in: Environmental Quality, Uncategorized :: Written on December 29, 2015 - 6:38 pm
In 2015 the Watkins Lake Owners Association commissioned a study of our lake to best understand the condition of the lake and how we best manage it for the future. Initial report is shown below for your review. The report will be the subject of discussion at the 2016 Annual Meeting on January 19. This […]

Pick Up After Your Dog

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Filed in: Uncategorized :: Written on May 6, 2015 - 3:33 pm
We know a lot of people walk their dogs to Launch Park and bring them along when they put their boat in the water. Please clean up after your dog. A dog poop bag box is under construction… meanwhile please bring your own bags to remove your animal’s waste. It is much healthier for the […]