Bunny Run Country News & Announcements

Swimmer's Itch


Swimmers Itch is common in Michigan Lakes and really can not be prevented.  It is most common in early season swimming when the water first warms up.  It does not affect all people as the reaction is an allergic reaction to a worm larva.  There are really three methods to reduce the possibility of swimmers itch.

1.  Attempt to keep waterfowl from the swimming area and beach.  The worm that causes swimmers itch comes from the waterfowl feces and then matures in snails.  Bunny run attempts to deter waterfowl from walking up on the beach using a simple line of string at the waters edge.

2.  The number of worms can be reduced by treating the water with copper sulfate.  This will reduce the snail count and worm count.  We typically treat for this in mid-June when swimmers itch is at its worst if needed. 

3.  Swimmers can towell dry or shower after swimming to prevent the worms from attaching to the skin.

Click here to download a PDF that fully explains the history, source, cause, and preventative options about swimmers itch.


2/15/2019 - Lake Wide Weed Treatment For Long Lake
The Long Lake Property Owners Association (LLPOA) has entered into discussions with the Charter Township Of Orion to establish a Special Assessment District (SAD) for the Long Lake Lake Front Homeowners for ongoing lake weed management over next 10 years.
4/26/2018 - Lakefront Homeowner's Meeting
4/23/2018 - 2018 Boat Launching
9/12/2017 - Minutes of the August 20, 2017 General Membership Meeting
The minutes from the August 20, 2017 general membership meeting have been posted to the B.R.C.C. website
10/1/2016 - Board Members Terms


9/13/2018 - 2018 General Membership Meeting Minutes
Meeting covered; 2018 membership drive; club repairs/improvements; clubhouse deck/terrace; weed control; boat docks, beach, swim area and club grounds; B.R.C.C scholarship; and nomination of board members.
6/29/2013 - Fireworks Law
6/22/2011 - Swimmer's Itch
Everything you ever wanted to know about swimmers itch...
6/15/2011 - SHORELINE EROSION...
The loss of shoreline vegetation is an increasing problem around Michigan lakes. Learn more about it here.
6/1/2011 - Who may operate a boat / watercraft in michigan...
7/28/2010 - Michigan Online Boating Safety Course and Exam
Get your Boating Safety Certificate Online!
7/1/2010 - PWCs Rules and Regulations
7/18/2009 - Boat sinks in Long Lake
Early Saturday afternoon, a 20' ski boat sank on Long Lake in Lake Orion
Oakland County Sheriff's Office
2/12/2009 - Child Safety Tips
Oakland County Sheriff's Office
12/1/2008 - Ice Safety Tips
Oakland County Sheriff's Office


10/2/2018 - October 2018 Newsletter
B.R.C.C. Election results, Halloween night, Scholarship awards, Repairs and improvements, Boat storage, Boaters and Key holders, Thanks to our members
8/3/2018 - August 2018 Newsletter
General membership meeting, Board member elections, Scholarship program, Summer Picnic, Events, Membership, Apparel, Improvements, Boat storage
6/15/2018 - July 2018 Newsletter
Club and Lake Orion summer events, B.R.C.C. Scholarship program. 2018 Membership drive, Clubhouse rental, Repairs improvements and projects, Summer safety, Volunteers wanted

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