Please Do Not Use Phosphorus Near The Lake

posted Mar 22, 2014, 10:10 AM by Carl Smith

Please do not use phosphorus containing fertilizers on lawns or plants near the lake. They contribute to the accelerated growth of algae, which also hurts the fish population. Look for fertilizers that have a zero in the three digit number that appears on the fertilizer bag.  Example 24 - 0 - 10, is 24% nitrogen, 0% phosphorus, and 10% potash. Most soils in the midwest have enough phosphorus anyway. Please avoid the use of phosphorus containing fertilizers. Thank you.

Please Submit Derby Lake Photos

posted Mar 22, 2014, 10:06 AM by Carl Smith   [ updated Apr 11, 2016, 6:04 AM ]

Please feel free to submit photos to our website photo gallery. Please contact Carl Sergeant at to get the photos posted.

2014 Summer Event Schedule Posted

posted Mar 22, 2014, 10:05 AM by Carl Smith

May 25, Sunday, 1:00 pm, Memorial Day Potluck and Annual Meeting--Public Landing

July 4, Friday, 1:00 pm, picnic, 7:30 pm boat parade, 10:00 pm "ring of fire"

August 9, Saturday, all day, Derby Lake Yard Sale

August 31, Sunday, 8:00 am Derby Lake Do - A - Thon, meet at Public Landing

August 31, Sunday, 9:00 am Labor Day Breakfeast, Public Landing

2015, February, date to be determined, Derby On Ice, East Cove, Kevin Wendling's home

!!Lake Etiquette !!

posted Mar 22, 2014, 10:03 AM by Carl Smith

Please do not put/blow/rake leaves into Derby Lake

Blowing or raking leaves into the lake cause many problems. First, they add to the sediment by sinking to the bottom of the lake. Second, they clog the lake outlet at the east end of the lake, and third, they simply look  bad in our beautiful lake. Please do not put leaves into the lake.

Bike Trail

posted Jan 13, 2013, 10:38 AM by Carl Smith

The Sidney Township planning commission is looking into a bike trail from the college to Sidney, then north on Derby Road to Stanton Road and over to Clifford Lake.  If you have an interest, please consider attending the meetings on the second Wednesday of each month at 7 PM at the Sidney Township Hall.

Derby On Ice: 2013

posted Jan 6, 2013, 12:34 PM by Carl Smith

Those of us staying and enjoying winter on Derby Lake, please join us on Saturday, February 2, 2013, from noon – 4 p.m. on the East cove for Derby on Ice activities, including a chili cook off.  Contact Linda Benner (989-831-4184) if you’d like more information.

Derby On Ice

posted Jan 17, 2011, 6:44 AM by Carl Smith   [ updated Jan 17, 2011, 7:05 AM ]

Saturday, February 12, 2011-10m to 2pm - in the East Cove
                  All Association Members and Families welcome

Ice Skating on “The Big Slippery”

              “Walk on Water” … around the Lake,   10:30am

              Ice Fishing Contest,   10am – 2pm

              Ice Bowling,   11:30am

                   Bon fire on shore,   10am – 2pm

                   Bocce Ball on Ice,   11:30am

       Homemade chili provided, 12noon

Please see the attached Word Document Flier


posted Sep 3, 2010, 12:06 PM by Carl Smith   [ updated Mar 22, 2014, 10:15 AM ]

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