Together we can preserve the inland waters of Michigan for future generations.

Whether you wish to support a specific program, are looking to make a donation in the honor of a friend or loved one, or want to leave a legacy for yourself; MLSA is the place for you. Since 1961 we have been working to preserve and protect the waters of Michigan and we couldn’t do it without our members and support from charitable donations like the ones people make at this time of year.

Your one time or reoccurring annual donation will make a difference in the educational resources and support we are able to provide to lake and stream associations, individuals, and partners who share our mission.

By making Michigan Lakes and Streams Association a beneficiary in your will or estate plans, you can also leave a lasting impact on the sustainability of our collective works.

Funds may be used to:
– support lake and stream related research;
– provide student scholarships and grants;
– create and distribute educational materials;
– provide educational programs for riparians;
– provide support for associations; and
– support programming that directly improves the quality and protection of our waterways.

What can you do?

  1. Visit our donation page to make a one time or reoccurring contribution today.
  2. Make a donation in honor of a loved one as a gift or memorial.
  3. Talk with your financial advisor or attorney about adding MLSA as a beneficiary to your estate.
  4. Satisfy your IRA RMD through a non-taxable qualified charitable distribution (QCD) to MLSA.
  5. Find more ideas in this article by Schwab Charitable.

MLSA is a Section 501(c) (3) charitable organization, EIN 38-6159369. All donations are deemed tax-deductible absent any limitations on deductibility applicable to a particular taxpayer.

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