(734) 474-3141 mail@pbwoa.org

Portage, Base & Whitewood Owners Association

Serving the Lakes Community Since 1940
Membership

PBWOA

We are the one united voice in the community representing the riparian property owners and the environmentally conscious in protecting the environment and keeping this lake community pristine.
News & Events
Boating Safety Class - May 13 - at Portage Yacht Club Save the Date - May 20 - PBWOA Annual Meeting at PYC Updated 4/19/2017: Invasive Weed Control Project Approved - Click Here 2016 Chain of Lakes Boat Census now available - Click Here

Lakes Information

Be a part of what PBWOA represents. We need your support. Ask your neighbors if they belong to PBWOA–encourage them to join.

Invasive Aquatic Weeds

Midwest Invasive Species Information Network (MISIN) provide information on various aquatic weeds found in our membership area.
WEED STUDY

The PBWOA board has heard the concerns of members and has taken significant steps to address each of them. Over this past year the board has met with several scientific lake management companies, as well as governmental agencies in order to better understand the problems we’re facing and the possible solutions to either eradicate or manage invasive species in our lake system. We felt it was most important to deal with someone who could provide an unbiased analysis and recommend treatment. As a result, PBWOA has contracted with Restorative Lake Sciences, an aquatic analysis company to perform a hands on, feet on the ground, scientists in boats study. They will survey, analyze and produce a detailed report of what species we have, where they are, their size and recommended treatment methods. RLS does NOT provide weed control services, only unbiased recommendations for the best treatment.

This initiative was presented to Dexter, Hamburg, Putnam and Webster Townships for their input. Their concern about the health of our lakes was evident and they volunteered to collectively contribute $5,000 dollars toward this study, which is half of the total cost of $10,000. In addition, we are soliciting donations from other lake associations on the chain and affected businesses to help offset the cost.

Our hope is that results from this comprehensive study will pave the way to a holistic management program that will combat current as well as new invasive species that could negatively impact our lakes ecosystem.

Phragmites australis (frag-MY-teez), also known as common reed, is a perennial, wetland grass that can grow to 15 feet in height. Learn about invasive Phragmites control.

Those of us living on the Portage Chain of Lakes are truly blessed with some of the finest fishing in the State, yet not many people know it. Fishing the Huron Chain

Craig Kivi

Living on the lakes of Michigan is a unique experience. Enjoy a look at some of the images taken by home owners in the lakes community. Local Scenes

Image Gallery

DNR Fishing Surveys and Reports – view MDNR Fish Survey data from Baseline Lake, Big Portage Lake and Strawberry Lake. Fishing Reports

Michigan Department of Natural Resources

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