Keeping Up with Lansing

You probably noticed that we are busy watching the news lately, there are many issues coming through Lansing that are important to riparians. Do you have a friend, neighbor, or fellow association member who might also be concerned about the legislation we are...

Aquatic Invasive Species Awareness Week June 27-July 4

Boating Outreach Events Aquatic Invasive Species Awareness Week June 27-July 4 Article Provided by: Nick Assendelft, EGLE Public Information Officer Kevin Walters, EGLE Aquatic Biologist More than 54 boat landing events are planned across the state to mark this year’s...
17 Fisheries Habitat Grants Awarded

17 Fisheries Habitat Grants Awarded

Streams and lakes statewide will benefit Article Provided by: Joe Nohner and Chip Kosloski Seventeen fish habitat conservation projects in streams and lakes across the state will share more than $2.1 million in Fisheries Habitat Grants administered by the Michigan...

Gypsy Moth Feeding Season Nearing its End

Help stressed yard trees now and remove egg masses this fall Article Provided by: Program contacts: James Wieferich, DNR and Susannah Lott, MDARD Media contacts: Joanne Foreman, DNR and Jennifer Holton, MDARD Gypsy moth caterpillars have been busy this spring in areas...
River Runner

River Runner

Check out this fun tool to learn more about your watershed. When you click on a spot it will show you the path of a rain drop that fell there. You can also put in a location to see the path of the water. See for yourself: https://river-runner.samlearner.com/
Stay Safe this 4th of July and All Summer Long

Stay Safe this 4th of July and All Summer Long

Visit the MLSA Marine Law and Boater Safety page Download our Boater Safety Brochure One of the most misunderstood and important laws – All vessels are required to provide at least one United States Coast Guard approved PERSONAL FLOTATION DEVICE per passenger....

July Newsletter Now Available – Please Share

Wishing you a safe and happy 4th of July! Read our latest newsletter for AIS Week events, the summer issue of The Michigan Riparian magazine, the latest on Michigan legislation, and more. Newsletter link: https://mailchi.mp/mymlsa.org/mlsa-july-2021-newsletter

EGLE Water Resources Division Follow-Up Session

Join us on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at 10am in our follow up session with EGLE Water Resources Division. If you were with us for our Annual Conference you will recall that there were many questions at the end of the presentation by EGLE. The staff of the Water...
Protecting Our Inland Lakes & Shorelands

Protecting Our Inland Lakes & Shorelands

Life Below the Surface, a Dip into the Hidden World of Algae Thursday, June 24, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM Part two of a three-part VIRTUAL education and information series for those living on or recreating in our local lakes and waterways. Developed by: Friends of...

Fighting for Local Control

by Melissa DeSimone, MLSA Executive Director There seems to be a theme in the Michigan Legislature this spring related to local control. Two different issues have brought bills to the House and/or Senate that would reduce local regulatory control. At first glance...

Did you miss a session?

We keep all the recordings from our sessions and try to include sessions from other educational sources as well here and on our events webpage. 2021 Virtual MLSA Conference Recordings and Materials – Available Here Protecting Our Lakes and Shorelands: Ice, Wind,...

MLSA Region Meetings

Each month we will meet virtually to talk about issues in your region of Michigan. We have divided the state into sections so you can choose the area you feel most connected to or come to them all! You can send topic ideas and questions to info@mymlsa.org prior to the...
Volunteer Stream Monitoring Training

Volunteer Stream Monitoring Training

The annual MiCorps Volunteer Stream Monitoring Training is to be held via Zoom on June 17, 2021. Click here to register. While anyone with an interest to learn about macroinvertebrate monitoring is welcome to join, this training is specifically targeted to stream...

#MiGreatLakesWeek

Celebrate our Fresh Water with the State of Michigan during Great Lakes and Fresh Water Week, June 5-13 – check out all the ways you can engage and enjoy Fresh Water here!

2021 AIS Landing Blitz is June 26 through July 4

Register your local landing blitz event by May 31, 2021 to WaltersK3@Michigan.gov. The Landing Blitz corresponds with Aquatic Invasive Species Awareness Week, June 26 through July 4, and includes all Great Lakes states and Canadian provinces. The Michigan Department...

National Safe Boating Week – May 22-28

Video and information from Michigan DNR “It changed me so much that when I picked up my boat, I immediately put my life jacket on and made sure it fit,” a 59-year-old man told the DNR after being rescued last month from Foote Pond, located in Oscoda...

Another May 2021 Newsletter

We had to make some changes and get new information out to you so we created an update, read and share the newsletter here: https://mailchi.mp/mymlsa.org/may2021-update
Join us for the Lake and Stream Leaders Institute Workshop

Join us for the Lake and Stream Leaders Institute Workshop

Register Here In this interactive workshop, we will explore effective communication techniques for advancing lake and stream stewardship and conservation. We will look at both external communication (how we talk about water resources and our work with outside...