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Lake Apparel

posted Jun 21, 2016, 7:33 AM by Rlc SiteMgr

"Hello Lake Neighbors. For those who do not know me, my name is Jim Long. My wife and son, Amber and Seth, and I live on Lower Reynolds. I was nominated this year to set up and sell the lake apparel. The ordering process will be a new experience for the lake this year, but it is a change I feel is more efficient and cost effective.
 
All lake apparel will be ordered online as opposed to selling in person. We are doing this to eliminate any potential lost $ from not selling the same amount of apparel that was purchased. Also, you can be rest assured that your size will be available.
 
 
Or: you can input the url yourself into your web browser: http://tinyurl.com/hswyaud
 
Available items are: t-shirts, 2 different style hoodies, a zip-up sweatshirt, and a snap-back hat. Please order as much you want! There's no limit.
 
You will pay for your items online. The webstore will close on July 1. After that time, all orders will be made. Your items will be ready by the lake picnic. They will be distributed by me at the picnic. You simply just pick them up from me.
 
To clarify, this is NOT like an amazon store that is open 365 days a year. You have a two week window to order. 

Coach Jim Long
coachlong6@gmail.com
269-823-2434

Michigan Waterfowl Legacy Newsletter - Spring 2015

posted Apr 28, 2015, 1:36 PM by Rlc SiteMgr

Currently in its third year, The Michigan Waterfowl Legacy (MWL) is a ten-year cooperative partnership to restore, conserve, and celebrate Michigan’s waterfowl,
wetlands, and waterfowl hunting community.  Read the MWL Newsletter to learn what you can do.

Lake weeds a problem by your shore?

posted Sep 3, 2014, 12:28 PM by Rlc SiteMgr

If lake weeds are a problem along your shore you can have treatment done privately.  While the RLC lake association treats annually for Milfoil you may find this insufficient to reduce the lake weeds along your shoreline. If so, you may wish to seek the help of a professional company to do treatment along your shore. Several property owners on Upper and Lower Reynolds are doing this with good results.

If interested, you can contact Richard Soper of Pinecrest Industries (located in Galien Michigan) @ 269-545-8125 to discuss options and cost. In order to arrange treatment for next season you need to contact him prior to y/e, as the DEQ permit process is lengthy. 

The Starry Stonewort Invasion: An Unprecedented Threat to Michigan’s Inland Lakes

posted Aug 27, 2014, 4:42 AM by Rlc SiteMgr   [ updated Aug 27, 2014, 4:45 AM ]

The Starry Stonewort Invasion: An Unprecedented Threat to Michigan’s Inland Lakes

Article by Scott Brown, ML&SA Executive Director

(Editors Note: This article originally appeared in the Winter 2014 edition of The Michigan Riparian magazine.  The spread of Starry Stonewort within Michigan inland lakes has continued unabated during the summer of 2014 - a relatively cool Michigan summer has provided near ideal water temperatures for the growth and spread of Starry Stonewort.  Many of Michigan's inland lakes are susceptible to Starry Stonewort invasion due to relatively good water transparency, water temperature profiles that are conducive to the growth of the species, high calcium carbonate levels associated with presence of marl, relatively shallow basins and the presence of public access boat launch facilities.) 

Starry stonewort (Scientific Name: Nitellopsis obtusa), a member of the Characeae family, and considered a beneficial, though increasingly rare species within its native range of northern Europe and Asia, was first observed as an invasive species within the North American waters of the St. Lawrence Seaway in 1978, and was later detected in the St. Clair-Detroit River system by the summer of 1983. Discovered in Michigan inland lakes in February of 2006, successful colonization of over one hundred twenty five of the state’s inland lakes had been confirmed by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality by the spring of 2012. Due to the repeatedly observed ability of invasive starry stonewort to degrade ecologically sensitive areas of shallow water habitat within colonized inland lakes, federal and state government agencies, including the United States Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, have classified starry stonewort as a highly invasive aquatic species. Michigan limnologists Pullman and Crawford (2010) have suggested that rapidly proliferating starry stonewort “may be one of greatest challenges ever faced by management professionals and lake user groups in Michigan.” Read more

Be on the lookout for invasive plants

posted Aug 27, 2014, 4:30 AM by Rlc SiteMgr

Michigan Natural Features Inventory and the Michigan Department of Natural
Resources Seeks Your Help In Identifying and Reporting Aquatic Invasive Plants

Michigan Natural Features Inventory and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources are collaborating on the development of a statewide Aquatic Invasive Species "Early Detection Rapid Response" program and are seeking your assistance in helping to identify aquatic invasive species infestations in their early (and much easier to manage) stages.

Please view and or download the "Michigan's Most Wanted Aquatic Invasive Plants" poster by  clicking here

Should you observe any of these aquatic invasive plants, immediately contact the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Early Detection Rapid Response Program Coordinator at  (517) 641- 4903  ext. 260.

Reynolds Lake level

posted Jun 20, 2014, 5:57 PM by Rlc SiteMgr   [ updated Sep 17, 2014, 10:45 AM ]

Information posted by Van Buren County Drain commissioner Joe Parman regarding change in lake level.


Also see attached report as of 09/05/2014.

Reynolds Lake History

posted Dec 19, 2013, 8:34 AM by Rlc SiteMgr   [ updated Dec 19, 2013, 8:36 AM ]

Read about the history of Reynolds Lake and view historic postcards photos in History.

Michigan Boating Laws

posted Apr 27, 2013, 6:03 AM by Rlc SiteMgr   [ updated Jul 13, 2014, 2:04 PM ]

Information taken from Handbook of Michigan Boating Laws, Personal Watercraft Regulations.


  • Persons born after December 31, 1978 shall not operate a personal watercraft unless they obtain a boating safety certificate.
  • 100 foot rule:  Stay 100 feet from a dock or raft, buoyed or occupied bathing or swimming area, a person in the water or on the water in a personal flotation device, an anchored or moored vessel, a vessel that is drifting or sitting dead in the water.
  • 150 foot rule: personal watercraft may not cross within 150 feet behind another vessel other than another PWC.
  • No wake zone: the slowest speed at which it is still possible to maintain steering and which does not create a wake---no wake zone exists within 100 feet of the shoreline, any watercraft, pier, person raft, swimming area and swimmers.
Remember: the owner of a watercraft is liable for any injury caused by a negligent operator.  It is your responsibility to know the laws and inform your family/guests.  

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