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Founders Day

The Sanford Historical Society will hold the annual Founders Day celebration on Sept. 10 & 11, 2022. For a complete list of events and times please see their flyer below. The Sanford Lake Association will be maintaining a booth where we will be selling merchandise and signing up new members as well as membership renewals.

Path to Four Lakes Restoration: An Engineering and Technical Symposium

The Four Lakes Task Force will be holding a symposium on Thursday, October 20, 2022, 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET at the Midland Center for the Arts. If you would like to register please go here.

Tittabawassee River Flowing Through Sanford Dam

FLTF just released a video showing the Tittabawassee river flowing again through the Sanford dam weirs.

SLA Annual Picnic

As a reminder, our annual potluck picnic and member meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 16, 2022. We will meet at the Midland County Sanford Lake Park, Irish Pavilion. Be sure to have your dish in the lineup by 6 p.m. when the potluck meal begins. This year our speaker will be Dave Kepler …

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SLA Membership Drive is underway

The annual SLA Membership drive is underway starting Aug 1. thru Sept. 30, 2023. Please renew or become a member of the Sanford Lake Association. Visit our membership page to join.

Drone survey scheduled – Sanford Lake, Jerome Township portion

Drone survey scheduled for Monday, June 27 – beginning on Sanford Lake, Jerome Township portion GIS Specialist/Surveyor/Drone Pilot will be conducting the initial drone reconnaissance flights beginning in the Jerome Township portion of Sanford Lake on Monday, June 27. Additional drone reconnaissance will begin on Wixom Lake later that week. The pilot will be primarily …

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2022 SLA Fireworks

21st Annual Sanford Lake Association Fireworks The SLA kindly requests your donation to ensure another fabulous professional fireworks display on: Monday July 4, 2022, at 10 P.M. (The rain date is Tuesday, July 5th.) For more details please go here.

WNEM – Rising from the Floods

WNEM has a news video on the second anniversary of the dam failures and takes an in-depth look at the aftermath and recovery. View video here!

Independent Forensic Team (IFT) Final Report

From the FLTF: On May 4, the Independent Forensic Team (IFT) investigating the May 19, 2020, failures of the Edenville and Sanford Dams released its final forensic report. In addition to findings on the physical mechanisms of the dam failures presented in the interim report, the final report addresses the characteristics of the flood and …

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Governor Signs Appropriations Bill

From the FLTL: Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, after receiving approval last week from the Michigan House of Representatives and Senate, today signed the supplemental bill that included $200 million of support for the rebuilding of the Four Lakes dams and restoring our community’s future. This funding will significantly lower the burden on property owners for bringing …

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