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STATE OF THE GREAT LAKES: WATER RISING, TEMPERATURES CHILLIER.

STATE OF THE GREAT LAKES: WATER RISING, TEMPERATURES CHILLIER.  Water levels are rising right now - that’s normal. In June, L. Superior was up 4.7 in. L. Michigan-Huron was up 1.9 in. All Great Lakes are at or below average temperature for summer. Except L. Superior which last June was 63◦F, 16◦F warmer.  Lake Erie heats up fastest because of its shallow nature, plus it’s further south than the other Great Lakes. Read more SUMMER 2022 TNN News

INVASIVE SPECIES - SPOTTED KNAPWEED.

INVASIVE SPECIES - SPOTTED KNAPWEED.  Spreading in sandy areas of the beach. It’s purple thistle-like blossoms crowds out native plants, and releases toxins that poison the soil. Plants pull out quite easily, but do not delay because they will be going to seed very soon. Pulled plants can be burned at high temperatures or bagged or buried deep in the ground. Mowing or herbicides can also be effective treatment. Wear gardening gloves and just go to it. Read more SUMMER 2022 TNN News

ENJOY A DESCRIPTIVE SHORT STORY ABOUT THE BEACH.

ENJOY A DESCRIPTIVE SHORT STORY ABOUT THE BEACH. Sun shines happily on cool, rippling sea. Cars park as if never again would this scene be seen. Children are first out, run to the sea as for a gold medal. At end of day, a blood-red sky swirls like the sea did blue. The sea kicks over sandcastles then calms for Lunar’s silver gown. In moonlight, he cries. In twilight, he mourns. And in morning, he forgets, ready for other people at the beach. Read more SUMMER 2022 TNN News

DEED RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS UPDATE - LOCAL HOA’S & ZONING LAW.

DEED RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS UPDATE - LOCAL HOA’S & ZONING LAW.  Waterfront HOA’s sent recorded covenants to landowners which run with the land. It is incumbent on buyer discovery through title search and inquiry to local HOA Board. Docks/Hoists are accessory structures in zoning law.  Milton/Torch Lake Townships require 10' side setback for Bay docks stored above OHWM. Stricter covenant setbacks prevail over zoning. Read more SUMMER 2022 TNN News

TNN WEBSITE UPGRADED.

TNN WEBSITE UPGRADED. NEW! Already on-line: Donate by credit/debit card AND can donate monthly. Coming: Seamless browsing for laptop, tablet, smart phone, or desktop - better readability - more pictures - Improved graphics. Visit often, content added frequently. Donate by Visa-MC-Discover-Am Express-PayPal on http://www.townshipneighborsnetwork.com. OR Mail check & form to TNN Treasurer, 1231 Nicklaus Dr., Troy, MI 48085. Read more SUMMER 2022 TNN News