The Gravel Laker

Newsletters

The Gravel Laker Newsletter is published 2-3 times per year and is free to all Gravel Lake residents. Each issue contains a message from our President and various articles of interest to our community. Please contact our editor with any questions or comments.

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2019

SFall, 2019 Issue, – PDF File (6.6MB)

This issue includes:

  • President’s Corner
  • Is It Time For A Boat Wash?
  • GLA Membership Dues Increase
  • Summer Event Thanks
  • Origins of Huff’s Landing
  • Meet a Gravel Laker
  • Poison Ivy
  • Paid Members Listing
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Paid Members Listing
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Sources
  • SIBZ Comic

 

Spring, 2019 Issue, – PDF File (3.9MB)

This issue includes:

  • President’s Corner
  • Summer Events at a Glance
  • Rules of the Water Quiz
  • 2019 GLA Schedule
  • Michigan House Bill 4362
  • New Members of the Gravel Lake Community
  • The Lone Willow on Willow Beach
  • The Red Fox
  • Winnie Obituary
  • POKER RUN
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • SIBZ Comic

 


2018

Fall, 2018 Issue, – PDF File (3.9MB)

This issue includes:

  • President’s Corne
  • Summer Activities Thanks
  • Meet a Gravel Laker
  • Farewell to a GL Friend
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Poker Run 2018
  • Paid Members Listing
  • SIBZ Comic

 

Spring, 2018 Issue, – PDF File (2.9MB)

This issue includes:

  • President’s Corner
  • 2018 GLA Calendar
  • Reminder on Boater Safety
  • Earth Day at Gravel Lake
  • Rain Gardens
  • Get To Know a Gravel Laker
  • Interview With A Loon
  • Summer Word Search
  • GL Treasurer’s Report
  • Sibz Comic

 


2017

Fall, 2017 Issue, – PDF File (4.8MB)

This issue includes:

  •  President’s Corner
  • Fourth of July Thanks
  • Info on the Bowfin
  • Get to Know A Gravel Laker
  • Shoreline Activities that
    Require a Permit
  • Paid Members Listing
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • SIBZ Comic

 

Spring, 2017 Issue, – PDF File (4.8MB)

This issue includes:

  • President’s Corner
  • 2017 Calendar
  • Farewell to a GL Friend
  • Letter to the Editor
  • The Chamberlin Willows- Part Two
  • VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
  • GL Native Aquatic Plants
  • Meet a Gravel Laker
  • Hunting for Mushrooms
  • GL Treasurer’s Report
  • Recipes
  • Sibz Comic

 


2016

Fall, 2016 Issue, – PDF File (1.7MB)

This issue includes:

  • President’s Corner
  • GL Water Quality Survey
  • Know Your Invasive Species
  • Meet a Gravel Laker
  • Meet Mango
  • Shoreline Restoration
  • Willows of Chamberlin
  • Water Toys from the Past
  • Membership Listing
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • SIBZ

 

 

Winter, 2016 Issue, – PDF File (2.1MB)

This issue includes:

  • President’s Corner
  • 2016 Calendar of Events
  • Farewell to Gravel Lake
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • SIBZ comic

 

Spring, 2016 Issue, – PDF File (4.3MB)

This issue includes:

  • President’s Corner
  • Calendar of Events
  • Car Show
  • Starry Stonewort
  • Wake Surfing
  • Farewell to Our Gravel Lake Friends
  • Chicken and Summer Vegetable Tostadas
  • Tomatillo Salsa Verde
  • SIBZ

 


2015

Spring, 2015 Issue, – PDF File (8.9MB)

This issue includes:

  • President’s Corner
  • Boat Safety Refresher
  • Calendar of Events
  • GL Fish Survey
  • Farewell to Gravel Lake
    Friends
  • Request to Dog Owners
  • All About Snails
  • Blueberry Recipes
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Word Search
  • SIBZ comic

 


2014

Fall, 2014 Issue, – PDF File (2.5MB)

This issue includes:

  • President’s Corner
  • Summer Activities
  • Letter to the Editor
  • Free Michigan Riparian!
  • Woodchucks
  • Water Quality Update
  • Paid Members Listing
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • SIBZ comic

Spring, 2014 Issue, – PDF File (2.5MB)

This issue includes:

  • President’s Corner
  • Important Dates
  • Endangered List of Van Buren County
  • GL Association Calendar
  • GL Management Update
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Purple Loosestrife
  • Farewell to GL Friends
  • Word Search
  • SIBZ comic

2013

Fall, 2013 Issue, – PDF File (3.7MB)

This issue includes:

  • President’s Corner
  • Fourth of July
  • Fishing Limits Reminder
  • Farewell to a Gravel Lake Friend
  • Paddle Your Way to Fitness
  • Letter to the Editor
  • Fish Stocking Donations
  • Paid GLA Members 2013
  • GLA Treasurer’s Reportt
  • SIBZ comic

Summer, 2013 Issue, – PDF File (4.1MB)

This issue includes:

  • In This Issue
  • President’s Corner
  • Membership meeting info
  • Fourth of July info
  • Bathymetry
  • All about zebra mussels
  • GL word search
  • Treasurer’s report
  • SIBZ comic

2012

Fall, 2012 Issue, – PDF File (7.8MB)

This issue includes:

  • President’s Corner
  • Fourth of July recap
  • Taps
  • Reasons not to install a
    seawall
  • Letters to the Editor
  • Paid member listing
  • YTD Treasurer’s Report
  • Eagle Sighting
  • Halloween SIBZ

Summer, 2012 Issue, – PDF File (2.5MB)

This issue includes:

  • President’s Corner
  • 2012 Calendar
  • Steve’s Poetry
  • Info on MLSA
  • All about Beavers!
  • Mango Salsa recipe
  • GL word search
    and crossword
  • Treasurer’s
    Report
  • SIBZ

2011

Fall, 2011 Issue, – PDF File (7.7MB)

This issue includes:

  • President’s Corner
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Seasonal Fish Mortalities
  • 4th of July 2011
  • Limnology II
  • Foam
  • Michigan Lakes &
    Streams Association
  • Membership
  • The 2011 Gravel Lake
    Social
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Paid Listing
  • SIBZ

Spring, 2011 Issue, – PDF File (4.4MB)

This issue includes:

  • President.s Corner
  • NEW – 2011 Calendar
  • Lakescaping: Keeping a Balance
    between Nature and Function
  • Weed Treatment Update
  • Limnology I: The Annual
    Thermal Cycle
  • Treasurers Report
  • Everything Perch!
  • Cherry Cobbler
  • Paid Membership
  • SIBZ

Winter, 2011 Issue, – PDF File (4.2MB)

This issue includes:

  • President.s Corner
  • Boating Regulation
  • Highlights
  • Swimmer’s Itch
  • Gravel Lake Brag Board
  • Weed Treatment Update
  • Treasurers Report
  • Paid Membership
  • New SIBZ

2010

Summer, 2010 Issue, – PDF File (5.8MB)

This issue includes:

  • President.s Corner
  • Summer Calendar
  • Fourth of July Activities
  • Sewer Update
  • Weed Treatment Update
  • Storm Damage
  • FEMA Flood Plain Maps
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Sunscreen 101
  • FOUND: Set of Car Keys
  • Red Winged Black Bird
  • SIBZ

2009

Fall, 2009 Issue, – PDF File (4.2MB)

This issue includes:

  • The Gravel Lake Wave
  • Fourth of July results
  • Sewer Update
  • Weed Update
  • Riparian Rights
  • Steve’s Poetry Nook
  • Wildlife Segment
  • List of paid members
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Join our Google Group
  • SIBZ

Summer, 2009 Issue, – PDF File (3.6MB)

This issue includes:

  • Fourth of July Events
  • Sewer and Weed Treatment Update
  • Seasonal Fish Kills
  • Gasoline and Oil
  • Farewell to a Gravel Lake Friend
  • Chilli Cook-Off
  • All About Catfish
  • New SIBZ Comic

2008

Fall/Winter, 2008 Issue, – PDF File (5.5MB)

This issue includes:

  • President’s Corner
  • Weed Treatment Update
  • Fourth of July results
  • Sewer Update
  • Eutrophication: Its Effects
    and Effective Prevention
  • Focus on Wildlife: The Painted Turtle
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • New SIBZ comic
  • And Much More!

Winter/Spring, 2008 Issue, – PDF File (632KB)

This issue includes:

  • President’s Corner
  • Weed treatment update
  • Fourth of July results
  • Info on walleye stocking
  • Treasurer’s report
  • Wildlife segment
  • New SIBZ comic
  • And Much More!

2007

Spring, 2007 Issue, – PDF File (1.9MB)

This issue includes:

  • Community Calendar
  • President’s Corner
  • Sewer Update
  • Weed Treatment
  • Fourth of July Events
  • Fireworks Safety
  • Fourth of July Facts
  • Recipes
  • Buying a Boat
  • Lawn Care
  • Wildlife Segment
  • Plus a new SIBZ comic!
  • And Much More!

2006

Fall, 2006 Issue, – PDF File (831KB)

This issue includes:

  • President’s Corner
  • GLA Sewer Committee Update
  • Weed Treatment Post- Summer Analysis
  • 4th of July Events Results
  • The 2006 Gravel Lake Social
  • Gravel Lake Golf Outing
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Plus a new SIBZ comic!

 

Spring, 2006 Issue, – PDF File (831KB)

This issue includes:

  • Important dates calendar
  • President’s Corner
  • New info on sewer implementation
  • 4th of July activities
  • Wildlife segment
  • Boat health and the environment
  • New SIBZ comic
  • New artwork
  • GLA updates and reports

 

Winter, 2006 Issue, – PDF File (934KB)

This issue includes:

  • President’s Corner
  • Weed Treatment Update
  • Why do we need sewers?
  • 4th of July Recap
  • An editorial on the Trumpeter Swan
  • Loosestrife
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • New SIBZ Comic

2005

Spring, 2005 Issue, – PDF File (956KB)

This issue includes:

  • President’s Column
  • A Crash Course in Boating
  • The Future of Weed Treatment
  • Weed Treatment FAQs
  • By-Law Changes
  • What is methampheta mine?
  • Farewell to a Gravel Lake friend
  • 4th of July Festivities
  • Gravel Lake Social Info
  • The Fish of Gravel Lake
  • New SIBZ Comic

Winter, 2005 Issue, – PDF File (599KB)

This issue includes:

  • President’s Column
  • What property projects require a permit?
  • Weighing In On Waste: Drawbacks of the Septic System
  • Results of the Gravel Lake Fun Run
  • Updated list of paid GLA members
  • Lake quality results
  • New editor introduction
  • New! SIBZ comic strip

 

Our Staff

Jamie Paramski, Editor
jparamski@gmail.com

Bob Vick, Advertising

Jim McGreal, Design
jim@jmcstudios.com

Spencer McGreal, Production/Graphics
spencer@jmcstudios.com

Melissa Dunigan, Contributing writer
Marc Mascarello, Contributing writer
Tricia Barker, Contributing writer
Chip vanSchoyck, Printer