In order to have a safe fireworks event on Saturday, June 7, 2018, Gordon Avenue is going to be closed. The Road Commission permit is from 4 – 11PM. Gordon is “officially” closed from Pickerel Lake Drive north to 48th, and will be completely closed from the north end of Camp Henry’s  parking lot to the channel between the lakes. Vehicles coming to Camp Henry will have full access to the lot as long as they approach from the south. Residents and guests wanting to go to Gordon Avenue addresses from the channel to 48th need to access south from 48th.

Pass this along to your guests, and thank you for your consideration making the area safe for our fireworks crew, police and fire personnel present.

Happening this week … (4th of July)

by admin on July 3, 2018

Saturday July 7, 2018

Noon to 3PM – Fishing Contest (15 years or younger)

7:30PM – Patriotic Spirit on the Lake Boat Parade

Dusk – Fireworks

For more information or to see other events this summer click here …

We have just received notice that as a result of a lake survey on Tuesday, the lake will have a limited treatment in problem areas. This work has been scheduled by Savin Lakes Services for 6/28/2018. We have attached a treatment map so you can see exactly where the treatments will be applied on Pickerel and Kimball Lakes.

Product being used:

  • 6.00 acre(s) with Algae control (filamentous and planktonic)
  • 17.50 acre(s) of Wild Celery with Chelated Copper Complex Granular (Harpoon) @ 200.00 lbs/acre
  • 5.50 acre(s) of Chara with Macro-algae control: copper products only

Click here to view the treatment map

If you have questions please contact our Lake Improvement Board Representative, Bill Alsover at

UPDATE: I (our Lake Improvement Board Rep) checked with Progressive AE, our consultant, and there are no use restrictions associated with this application. (June 28, 2018 1:11PM)

Comments from Tony Groves of Progressive AE regarding our weed control program:

“The treatments are not pre-planned, rather they are based on the results of the plant surveys conducted by biologists from my office.

As you know, the initial plant survey and lake treatments this year were conducted on May 22 and June 13, respectively. Rick from my office has a follow-up survey scheduled for next week, (the week of June 25th). During this survey, he will evaluate the efficacy of the initial treatment and evaluate if another treatment is appropriate prior to the July 4th week. If a treatment is warranted, Rick will copy you on the map and he or I will contact you directly regarding any water restrictions.

At this point, I anticipate another survey of the lake will be conducted in late July and the primary focus of that survey will be the amount of wild celery present in the lakes and the need for treatment of same. The celery treatment would likely occur in late July or early August.”

As always, written comments or questions should be addressed to our Lake Improvement Board representative, Bill Alsover at



This is an excerpt from a email sent to members of our Lake Improvement Board. (Shared with the Pickerel-Kimball Lakes Association for posting here)

Reminder: the contracting and application of products for our lakes is the responsibility of the Pickerel – Kimball Lake Improvement Board. Questions, concerns, should be directed to our Representative, Bill Alsover. His contact information is on the website in the last tab to the right on the Navigation Bar. Also, consider attending the next Lake Improvement Board Meeting July 17, 2018, 7:00PM in White Cloud. 

“There are no restrictions for irrigation of established lawns. 

Regarding agriculture – please see below excerpt from the product label.

Irrigation: Do not use treated water for irrigation for 120 days following application. As an alternative to waiting 120 days, treated water may be used for irrigation once the Triclopyr level in the intake water is determined to be non-detectable by laboratory analysis (immunoassay). There is no restriction on use of water from the treatment area to irrigate established grasses.

 Water treated with Renovate 3 may not be used for irrigation purposes for 120 days after application or until residue levels of Renovate 3 are determined by laboratory analysis, or other appropriate means of analysis, to be 1 ppb or less.

Usually – irrigation of flowers and gardens is fine after (30) days. 

Your property owners should not water flower gardens or vegetable gardens from the lake for the (30) days.”

Look for a sign … UPDATED

June 1, 2018

  Our Lake Board representative, Bill Alsover, has received word that spraying for algae and milfoil is scheduled for Monday, June 4, 2018. That is all the information we have at this time. Posted: Friday, June 1, 2018 UPDATE: June 3, 2018 – Signs posted today click this link to read restrictions.

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Hope to see you!

May 18, 2018

Agenda includes: Board Update July 4th activities Lake and Lake Board Report

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December 16, 2016

  December 16, 2016 – Looks like our lakes are about 90 percent frozen. Careful out there! Look –>

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