News & Events

Memorial Day Monday

Keeping with the Clark Lake tradition, the Memorial Day Parade will take place at 8:30 am Monday.  The parade assembles at the schoolhouse on North Lake Road.  It proceeds south on Hyde Road and turns around at the Township Park and heads north.  Do you want to join? ...

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View from the Center

Today marks a new beginning for the Clark Lake Community Center newsletter.  The View from the Center, published every spring and fall, is now online.  You can now access the new digital version by clicking here.  Or go to www.clarklakespirit.com, use the menu to go...

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Dam Strong Update #7

The promised greening of the dam is happening!  Wilcox Lawn and Landscaping placed the sod around the concrete areas of the dam basin this week.  They also installed an irrigation system that you will see in action as Mike McKay attempts to stay dry....

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Clark Lake Sewer Rates to Rise 49%

Starting in July, quarterly Clark Lake sewer rates will rise from $157.23 to $234, an increase of 49%.  The increase supports the replacing of grinders.  Each property that has sewer service has one of these.  Given the age of the system, replacements will become...

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Mid Week Magic

If you're looking for some mid week magic to tie you over to the weekend, here it is.  Wednesday evening produced another awesome Clark Lake sunset.  Here are photos, presented in sequence. Photos by Rick Belcher...

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Greening of the Dam – Update #6

Crews are working on bringing green to the area around the overflow.  This is part of the Dam Strong project. View from the DamCam A major part of the project is complete--the rebuilding the south shoulder.  Prior to the reconstruction, weakness threatened the...

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Home Invasion at Vineyard Lake

The Columbia Township Police Department has issued this advisory: "The Columbia Township Police Department is currently investigating a home invasion that occurred on Santa Monica at Vineyard Lake. "The elderly resident called a friend to report the incident, who in...

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Bow Hunting Carp

Carp swimming in the dam basin are easy prey, if you're good with a bow and arrow.  In this video, see how it's done.  Video: Rick Belcher Carp are an invasive species and one of their targets is Clark Lake.  They swim...

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Dam Strong Update #5

Big progress was made today toward finishing the Dam Strong project.  The area was surveyed for the laying of a concrete apron around the dam basin that will slow down dirt and other debris from filling the basin.  The area for four cement platforms to support Spirit...

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Dam Strong Update #4

Work is proceeding on the next phase of the Dam Strong project.  Concrete will be laid around the dam to cut down on dirt and other debris that might find its way to the basin. Four concrete pads are being created that Spirit Trail benches will rest upon.  A crew from...

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Mid May Sunset

This May 15th evening, Clark Lake delivered another feast for the eyes.  On its way west, the sun left changing impressions.  Starting with earlier and going to later, here are some of them. Photos:  Rick Belcher After a day of fearlessly watching carp trying jump the...

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Rain Pauses

The rain paused midday Sunday, but more could be on the way before this weather system moves on.  Since the beginning of May, about four and a half inches have fallen. What has that done for the level of the lake? It's up, as you can see in the photo above, taken...

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Polls Open until 8 pm

It's election day, and for many, there is just one ballot question, a renewal of a property tax.  Here's the language. OPERATING MILLAGE RENEWAL PROPOSAL This proposal will allow the school district to continue to levy the statutory rate of not to exceed 18 mills on...

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May 5th Sunset

Below are four photos from earlier to later.  They confirm another impressive sunset at Clark Lake. Photos: Rick...

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Carp at Dam

As of 11 am today, carp are swimming in the dam's basin.  Every so often, one or more will attempt (and fail) to gain entry to the lake.  Though not totally distinct in this snapshot, you can see them in the circled area. By going to the DamCam, you will find them...

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Diving Season Begins

Scuba divers explore the depths of Clark Lake often.  Many who participate are from Divers Mast. So far these, there are two scheduled events at the west end of Clark Lake--Thursday, May 3rd, and Thursday, May 17.  For details, click here. The divers flag warns...

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Garden Angels Plant Sale

Once again, the Garden Angels are out to enhance Clark Lake's natural beauty.  They are holding their annual spring plant sale this Saturday, May 5, 9 am - 2pm at the Clark Lake Community Center.  It could be a good opportunity to pick up plants that work well here. ...

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A Sunday Question: Which Way to Look?

This evening was exceptionally clear and dry.  The humidity at Clark Lake tonight was about as low as it ever gets--30%.  That led to a sunset and moon rise that would leave you wondering--which way to look?  If you were positioned on Eagle Point, you could enjoy both...

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Garden Angels Tell You Their Story

At the recent Garden Angels clean up, group members told the story of what they do and why they do it.  Take 90 seconds to hear from them in their own words. You can reach the Garden Angels through Sandy Simon at...

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Garden Angels Want You

Every year the Clark Lake Garden Angels wave their magic wands and transform ordinary landscaping into a thing of beauty. They create the display at the North Lake/Ocean Beach triangle, and the gardens around the Clark Lake Community Center building. The Garden Angels...

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Sunday Rhyme

If history doesn't repeat, it may rhyme.  Sunday night at Clark Lake was similar, but not the same as Friday night's awesome display. Here are some photos from tonight.  Photos by Rick...

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Ladies Night Out Called Off for 2018

For ten years, an event designed for ladies only raised money for the Clark Lake Spirit Trail.  Ladies Night Out Wine Tasting took place at the Beach Bar on a Thursday late in May.  Last year, as in the past, spirits were lifted as ladies renewed friendships,...

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Spirit Trail Cleanup 2018

Volunteers came together to banish the remnants of winter from the Clark Lake Spirit Trail.  As you will hear Dan Omo comment in this one minute video, many people have been working on the Trail leading up to  today's activities....

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A Friday Night Beauty

After another day with the hope of spring in the air, the sun went down in spectacular form.  And the forecast suggests great weather for tomorrow's cleanup of the Spirit Trail.  Click here for details.  Here are the photos from tonight's awesomeness. The sunset was...

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Clark Lake Welcomes Spring

Spring has arrived slowly at Clark Lake.  Just when it seemed warmer weather was on the way, nature fought back. Once the major ice break up was over, an early morning layer of new ice would form, at least for the morning.  Then came snow late in April, and plenty of...

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