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Lake Association Summit 2023

Representatives from Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council and the Health Department of Northwest Michigan presented at the 18th Annual Lake Association Summit on September 21, 2023.

Lake Charlevoix Septic Survey: Septic Tank Talk Part 3

In this third and final episode in our septic tank series, Caroline and Kory discuss the Watershed Council’s recent septic study on Lake Charlevoix and the future possibilities of septic tank studies and management around northern Michigan lakes.

Septic Systems: Septic Tank Talk Part 2

Dive into the second episode of our septic series with Caroline and Kory. Caroline will provide in-depth details on what happens in your septic system, why it is important to have them checked, and what problems can occur for a lake if they are not properly managed.

Nutrients: Septic Tank Talk Part 1

Lake Shoreline

This first episode of our three-part septic series covers our recent septic survey on Lake Charlevoix, conducted by Caroline Keson. This episode explores the types of nutrients that might be affecting your lake’s health. Join us as we delve into the sources of these nutrients, what they mean for your lake, the indicators of nutrient pollution, how different lawns and landscapes could influence your nutrient levels, and why homeowners should care.