The purpose of the Association is to preserve, protect and improve the quality of Douglas Lake and its environs and the quality of its residential community.

About Us

The Douglas Lake Improvement Association is a voluntary nonprofit organization whose members share a common interest of living and recreating in the Douglas Lake environment.  Established in 1967, we celebrated our 50th anniversary in 2017. The Association works cooperatively with other lake associations, organizations, institutions, and governmental agencies to develop, promote and carry out programs and activities, as well as encourage compliance with regulations and ordinances, concerning the preservation of natural resources, property values, and quality of life.  DLIA communicates its goals and activities to Association members, community leaders, and organizations sharing common interests or which can assist the Association.  The Association encourages broad and active participation by Association members.

Visit our website at http://www.douglaslake.org

Active Projects & Activities:

  • Participate in Clean Boats, Clean Waters program
  • Invasive Species (e.g. purple loosestrife) Management
  • Lake studies and surveys
  • Loon Nesting preservation
  • Adopt-A-Highway on US-31
  • Provide University of Michigan Biological Station Scholarship
  • Assist Munro Township with boat ramp
Mary Ellen Sheridan
Phone: 231-537-2085, Email: mesheridan@charter.net
Sharon Fortner
Email: sharonfortner32@gmail.com
Other Partnerships

Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council

Little Traverse Conservancy

Cheboygan Earth Week Plus

Michigan Loon Preservation Association

U of M Biological Station

Munro Township