Upcoming Events


MLSA Regional Meetings – Click here for full details
Northwest region of the Lower Peninsula on Saturday, October 23 at 9:30am
Upper Peninsula on Saturday, November 6 at 9:30am

MiCorps Annual Volunteer Monitoring ConferenceMore Information
This conference is open to everyone and will be held online via Zoom on Wednesday, November 17.

POSTPONED: Webinar Presentation Co-Hosted by MLSA, Maine Lakes, and New Hampshire Lakes
Boat Wake and Propeller Wash Impacts on Minnesota Lakes – This talk has been postponed so the researcher can finish his analysis, we will release the rescheduled date as soon as the work has been properly finished and the research is ready for public presentation. Thank you for your patience!

MLSA’s 61st Annual Conference

We are excited to announce our 2022 Conference will be IN PERSON on Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7, 2022 at Crystal Mountain Resort in Thompsonville, MI

MiCorps Cooperative Lakes Monitoring Program training will also be held during the conference, we hope you will join us for both!

Present at the Conference: Have a great idea for a presentation or know someone who does? We are requesting conference presentation proposals to help us put together the best possible program. Presentations should be of interest to waterfront property owners, inland water enthusiasts, water management professionals, watershed groups, lake and stream conservationists. Proposal deadline is Tuesday, November 30, 2021:
Conference Presentation Proposal Form

Exhibit at the Conference: We are also seeking Sponsors and Exhibitors for the conference. Include the MLSA Annual Conference in your 2022 marketing budget and join us at Crystal Mountain. If you have a product to sell that benefits lakes and streams, information you would like to make available to our conference participants, or would like the opportunity to talk with riparians, this is for you. Sponsors and Exhibitors should fill out this form by February 1, 2022: Conference Sponsorship/Exhibitor Form

Check out our Event Resources Page for our previous events and materials.

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Learn to be a Leader in Watershed Management

The Friends of the St. Joe River Association (FotSJR) is offering financial assistance for the 2022 Indiana Watershed Leadership Academy (IWLA). The Academy, organized by Purdue University with support from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management and other...

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Shore-to-Shore AIS Webinar

Mid-Michigan Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CISMA) will hold a Shore-to-Shore Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Webinar with participation from MSU Extension on October 5th, from 6:00-7:30 pm! This webinar will cover an overview of important AIS in...

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Interview with our Executive Director

Many thanks to Seth Bernard for interviewing MLSA's Executive Director, Melissa DeSimone, on the State of Water podcast. We appreciate the opportunity to tell our story and help people around the state understand the work we do to protect the abundant inland surface...

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October 2021 Newsletter

Don't you just love fall? It's so calm and beautiful in Michigan this time of year. We have some news for you to read over a nice cup of tea: https://mailchi.mp/mymlsa.org/mlsa-october-2021-newsletter Let us know what you think and if you have any topics you'd like to...

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