White Birch Lakes Recreational Association
4730 Lake Road, Farwell MI 48622
phone (989) 588-2853
fax (989) 588-4924


Special Notices

From time to time, important announcements to our Members will be placed on this page. Stay up to date by checking back often.

Notice: Lincoln Township Proposed Ordinance:
Members should be advised that there is a proposed ordinance being considered by the Lincoln Township Board regarding Recreational Vehicles as Temporary Dwellings on Vacant Lots. This proposed ordinance is Section 20.8 “Recreational Vehicles as Temporary Dwellings on Vacant Lots”. It can be found on the Lincoln Township, Michigan website: http://www.lincolntwp.com/ and specifically: “Zoning Ordinance Draft #3” at: New Zoning Ordinance Creation in Lincoln Township.

HOW TO HELP CONTROL THE SPREAD OF OAK WILT:

OAK WILT affects Red Oaks, and Red Oak leaves are pointed and White Oak leaves are rounded at the tips.
Oak Wilt can kill a tree in 1 season and is spread by BEETLES, that spread the fungus from tree to tree on the sap that is presented from a cut down or damaged trees.
Trees should NOT be cut from APRIL to JULY when the sap is most abundant and the beetles smell it out.
HOW TO HELP CONTROL THE SPREAD OF OAK WILT:
OAK WILT affects Red Oaks, and Red Oak leaves are pointed and White Oak leaves are rounded at the tips. Oak Wilt can kill a tree in 1 season and is spread by BEETLES, that spread the fungus from tree to tree on the sap that is presented from a cut down or damaged trees. Trees should NOT be cut from APRIL to JULY when the sap is most abundant and the beetles smell it out.

1) Beginning signs of Oak Wilt can also be signs of other things that are affecting the Red Oaks such as Oak Decline and Anthracnose and Oak Scotch.
2) Crucial to remove the stumps to break up the grafted roots and stop the fungus from spreading underground.
3) Stumps can be burnt, chipped or flipped upside down and reburied in it's place.
4)Wood needs to be chipped, burned or put under a clear a tarp for a year (until next August)
5) Small branches should be burned or chipped.
6) If you chose to tarp, be sure to dig the pile around the pile and bury the tarp to stop the beetles from getting in.
7) Pressure/spore pads can still form on the cut wood.
8) Oak Wilt can not be confirmed without lab testing or a last year dead tree with a pressure/spore pad under the bark, if there is still bark on the tree.

More Information is available on the Clare County Conservation Department website at
www.clarecd.org

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 MEMBER CONTACT INFORMATION NOTICE

We have had some issues in the past at the Annual Members Meeting when it is time to vote. The problem is when member(s) name and address do not match the records in the office. The office and teller committee uses the name(s) that are on the official tax role with the county. This can create a problem when (for example) spouses or co-owners names are not on the record and they show up to vote.
It is the PROPERTY OWNERS RESPONSIBILITY to have the tax records updated with the names of those who may vote. Remember, each lot that Assessment fees are paid on results in one vote per lot and a picture ID is required. If you need further information on how to correct this, you can contact Vicky (Association Secretary) at 989-588-7169 or ecoffice@whitebirch.org and she can give you more details on how to fix this so there won't be a problem when you, your spouse or a co-owner shows up to vote. The name and address of the person who actually votes must be on the tax record that we use to verify. Thank You.

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 SIGN UP FOR BYLAW & COVENANTS COMMITTEE

There is a sign up sheet on the Clubhouse bulletin board for the Bylaw and Covenants & Restrictions Committee. If you would like to volunteer on this committee, please sign up at your earliest convenience. Thank you.

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EPC Lot Improvements Application Forms

EPC Permits for lot improvements & tree removal are now available on our website. To obtain one, please see our Policies Page under "Member Policies".

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WORKSHOP

A workshop may be held by the WBLRA Board of Directors on the Friday before every Board meeting, if a majority of the Board requests one, at 7:30 PM..

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LAKE STATUS

The Board has broken down information on each lake individually and so that members know what we are seeing in each lake and give suggestions for future treatments.

Download the letter about the Status of Our Lakes.

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CAMPING & FIREPIT REGULATIONS FIRE DANGER INFORMATION

Have you noticed the new “fire danger” sign at the entrance of WBLRA? We will keep the danger rating current. Please pay close attention to the information provided. The rating system details:

LOW: Fires are not easily started. Campfires & debris burning is allowed (following WBLRA guidelines & restrictions). Campfires are allowed in approved fire pits with a five-gallon pail of water or a water source/hose attached to a faucet readily available that will reach the fire; fires must be attended at all times & kept to a manageable size. Please see our WBLRA Camping & Firepit Regulations for more details.

MODERATE: Fires start easily & spread at a moderate rate. Again, campfires & debris burning, following WBLRA guidelines & restrictions, are allowed.

HIGH: Fires start easily & spread at a fast rate. Debris burning is NOT allowed. Campfires are allowed following guidelines & restrictions. Extra attention will be needed to watch your campfire & keep it under control.

BURN BAN: Fire danger is explosive, fires spread at a very fast rate & burn intensely. NO fires are allowed at any time for any reason.

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Campground Electricity in the Winter

Due to safety and economical concerns the electricity at the campground is turned off during the off camping season. If you plan on winter camping you must call the office ahead of time during regular business hours Mon. thru Fri. to make arrangements to have it turned on.  There is no one on duty to turn it on for you during the weekend.

2010-12 Board Adopted Camping Fees

Campsite Map

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Employment Opportunities

Click Here to see Available Jobs

White Birch Lakes Recreational Association would like to thank everyone for their interest in our Association and its employment opportunities.

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Although a private gated community, White Birch Lakes Recreational Association is not responsible for monitoring, insuring or securing dwellings, property or the personal belongings of its members or their guests.  All properties within the Association are deeded and subject to land use restrictions. All persons acquiring property within the Association agree to abide by these restrictions as well as pay an annual assessment fee per eligible lot owned. 

White Birch Lakes Recreational Association is not responsible for and does not endorse, warrant or guarantee any products, services, classified ads and/or real estate listings advertised by private parties on this website or in the Member Area.  White Birch Lakes Recreational Association does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability.

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