Welcome to Summer 2017 …
Memorial Day weekend kicked off this year’s beach season. Despite some rain in the forecast, the weekend was wonderful and many of you took the opportunity to enjoy the sunshine and nice weather on the beach. The summer fun will continue including a Rowdy Gowdy Luau on Saturday, August 12 for homeowners. Read more about all the fun in store We do need a volunteer to plan the kid’s games. Watch our “events” page for updates.
We mentioned earlier this year that the lack of a frozen lake did result in some beach erosion. And, reports are that the lake is currently 12-18′ higher than a year ago. If you did visit the beach, you likely noticed some changes in our topography vs. last year. While we we are lucky to have beach (Timberlane, Gordon, and the Townline Public Beach are compromised), it has taken on new patterns.
The erosion has caused the entrance dune to get steeper. Our beach maintenance team has shoveled and leveled the path, however, we are dealing with a natural dune formation. The picture on the right gives you an idea of the drop-off that was formed from the beach to the dune along our shoreline.
We are hopeful once the weather warms up and dries out, it will be close to normal. However, environmental reports about the Lake Michigan shoreline indicate there are some changes occurring to the lake bed and the beaches that may have long term impact.
Please be mindful of our smaller space and refrain from setting up big tents or game nets that span the beach. And, “close the circle” if you are setting up or sitting in big groups. Be courteous of noise levels from sound systems. Let’s all work (and play) together to make sure everyone is able to enjoy our wonderful beach and lake.
Thanks to all who pay your dues and support our Association. Invoices for 2017 were mailed earlier this spring. If you have not received an invoice, contact Harbor Cove Management at 269-469-8100.
Please take a minute to review the following documents which contain important association information:
Gowdy Shores is located in beautiful Union Pier, Michigan, less than 80 miles from Chicago.