Joint Access Committee Position Vacancies

We are in need of volunteers to fill vacant positions on the Joint Access Committee (JAC).

The JAC is a committee of four members of the Strawberry Point Bluffs Home Owners Association and four members of the Strawberry Hill Estates Home Owners Association. The JAC overseas the park and boat launch, to include, among other things, the daily operation of the park, making recommendations for capital improvements, and making recommendations for repairs and/or replacements of park furnishings and equipment. The park is a tremendous neighborhood asset and volunteers are need to ensure it stays that way!

If you are interested in volunteering please contact the SPBHA board at board@strawberrypointbluffs.org or the SHEHA board at board@strawberryhillestates.org

MDHHS makes COVID-19 recommendations about Halloween trick-or-treating, celebrations

Tips for trick-or-treaters and parents:

  • Share with your children that this year may be different than last but let them know some of the new ways you plan to celebrate and still have lots of fun.
  • Talk with children about safety and social distancing guidelines and expectations. Keep a six-foot distance from others not in your group.
  • Participate in one-way trick-or-treating and guide children to stay to the right to ensure social distancing.
  • Trick or treat with people you live with.
  • Avoid congregating in groups around houses.
  • Wear a face mask covering both mouth and nose.
    • A costume mask (such as for Halloween) is not a substitute for a cloth mask.
    • Do not wear a costume mask over a protective cloth mask if wearing both causes difficulty breathing. Instead, consider using a Halloween-themed cloth mask.
  • Only go to houses with safety measures in place.
  • Check out halloween2020.org to find exciting activities and ways to celebrate Halloween this year based on levels of COVID risks in your area.

Tips for homeowners:

  • Use duct tape to mark six-foot lines in front of home and leading to driveway/front door.
  • Position a distribution table between yourself and trick-or-treaters.
  • Distribute candy on a disinfected table to eliminate direct contact.
  • Consider handing out candy in an open space where distancing is possible, rather than from the front door.
  • Consider a neighborhood costume parade; it is an easy way to keep safe space between children.

The full guide is available at the following link. https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus/0,9753,7-406-98163-540429–,00.html

2020 Fall Park Cleanup – October 17th

Updated 10/15/20: Cleanup will begin at 11am on Saturday October 17th. Any volunteers who can come down and help are very much appreciated! We hope to see you there!


It’s that time of year again when the weather has changed and we all begin to pull our boats off the lake for winter storage. The JAC will be removing the swim raft and buoys as well as the boat launch dock on October 17th. Picnic tables will be stacked and the portable toilet is scheduled to be picked up for the year as well.

Please remove all items from the kayak/canoe rack as winter storage of personal property is not permitted at the park. All pontoon slips must remove their mooring poles and access docks from the park as those are personal property and not to be stored at the park.

Thank you for another great summer at our park access!

2020 Cornhole Tournament – JAC Fundraiser

When: Saturday, Sept. 19th with a Rain Delay Sunday, Sept. 20th
Where: Strawberry Lake Park, 5333 Gallagher Blvd.
Who: Community Members and Family Members Only
Time: Starts at 11:00 – Completion of Tournament

Teams: Based on skill level (please be honest)

Registration by September 13th – Text Steve Scheuring at (734) 660-0304 with the following information (Of course we will accept late sign up but early registration will assist with set up!):

  • Name of Participant (please send a separate text with each participant)
  • Best guess of your bagger level based on the following guidelines
  • 1 Bagger – This player has limited to no experience with the game. There is little control over where the bag is going, and the bag often misses the board.
  • 2 Bagger – This player has a feel for the distance needed to toss the bag but is erratic in getting the bag to consistently hit and stay on the board. Typically, this level of player is in the beginning stages of developing a consistent throwing motion that can be repeated.
  • 3 Bagger – This player has started to develop some consistency when tossing the bag. They have a basic understanding of game strategy but have yet to master all the different types of throws including the airmail shot needed to excel and compete at the higher levels.
  • 4 Bagger – This player fully understands game strategy but may struggle with consistency. At times, this player looks like they can beat anyone, but then in a subsequent game (or frame) can struggle.
  • Premier – This player can and wants to compete against anyone. This player can execute sliding the bag and airmailing the bag as needed. Player fully understands game strategy and likely plays and practices on a regular basis.

Donation will be accepted at the park prior to the beginning of this fun filled event.

Side games will be available for additional donations.

Additional donations are welcome and encouraged!

Mid-Summer Park Courtesy Rules Reminder

As we approach the middle of the summer the JAC would like to ask our community members to take a minute to review the rules posted at the park.

We have volunteers helping to raise money for our park by returning cans from the returnables bin. Please do not place trash in the returnables bin. We have 2 large garbage bins that are in the picnic area. If the garbage bins are not in the picnic area they have been placed out at the road for pickup by park volunteers. Please bring your trash out to the bins and not thrown in the fireplace or the returnables bin.

Please be courteous of others when bringing animals to the park. Our priority rules currently state that there are: No unattended animals. No animals in the beach area. Please clean up after your pets. No animals Friday-Sunday or on Holidays.

Thank you and have a great summer!

Invasive Weed Treatment on Strawberry Lake – Thursday, June 18th

The Washtenaw County Public Works Division has been requested by lake communities in northern Washtenaw and southern Livingston Counties to undertake a lake management program to control invasive weeds. This project will provide improvements to the Chain of Lakes by controlling invasive and nuisance weeds through the application of herbicides to the water and mechanical weed harvesting.

Aquatic Services will be treating Strawberry Lake all day Thursday, June 18th. Please do not use the lake until Friday!

Strawberry Lake treatment map here:
https://www.washtenaw.org/DocumentCenter/View/16940/Strawberry-Lake-Treatment-May-062020

More Information here:
https://www.washtenaw.org/DocumentCenter/View/16954/June-15-2020-Huron-River-Chain-of-Lakes-Project-Update