JLW CISMA Calendar Fundraiser

The JLW CISMA has announced their calendar fundraiser for 2022. The 2022 calendar highlights several invasive species found in the area and provides tips on how to prevent their spread to new areas. Some of these species may be familiar foes, others may be new to you!...

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...

Celebrate the St. Joe River

WNIT tells the story of the St. Joseph River, including the people, history, and life along this storied river from Hillsdale to Lake Michigan. We celebrate how it has shaped the region and continues to be an integral part of our community. In addition to the film...

Invasive New Zealand mudsnails

By: Lucas Nathan and Joanne Foreman, MDNR Anglers urged to step up prevention efforts during salmon season Invasive New Zealand mudsnails have been detected at the mouth of Shanty Creek, a tributary of the Grass River in Antrim County. The snails were found during...

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...

August EGLE Q&A Session Follow Up

Eric Calabro, Inland Lakes Analyst, with the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) discussed aquatic plant control activities that fall under regulation of EGLE’s Resource Program. EGLE’s Resource Program implements Part 301, Inland Lakes...

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...

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...

Invasive balsam woolly adelgid confirmed in Kent County

First detection of this invasive bug in the state Program contact: Rob Miller, 517-614-0454 Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) Director Gary McDowell announced the state’s first verified detection of balsam woolly adelgid (BWA) near...

$3.6 million in grants available to target invasive species in Michigan

From Joanne Foreman, 517-284-5814 and Erin Campbell, 269-300-9698 Proposals accepted through Nov. 1 Michigan’s Invasive Species Grant Program is now accepting proposals for the 2021 funding cycle, with an anticipated $3.6 million available to applicants. The program –...

Have a bushel of fun picking pine cones

Contact: Jason Hartman, Michigan DNR Looking for an outdoor side hustle? Collecting a bushel of pine cones next month will net you $75 and help the Michigan Department of Natural Resources plant trees in state forests. Sept. 1 – 30, 2021, you can pick red pine...

September 2021 Newsletter

We wish you a safe and happy Labor Day weekend! Check out the latest news for Michigan’s lakes and streams: https://mailchi.mp/mymlsa.org/mlsa-september-2021-newsletter

EGLE WRD Follow Up Recording

You had questions for the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy at our Annual Conference (presentation link), they came back with the answers! Thank you to the EGLE Water Resources Division team: DASH – Eric Calabro & Anne Garwood; ANC...

Write for The Michigan Riparian magazine

We are always looking for the newest issue for lake and stream property owners as well as solutions that riparians can all benefit from. If you have ideas you would like to share with your fellow riparians, consider submitting an article proposal for The Michigan...

A Warning about Mosquito Treatments

After explosion of mosquito populations across the state, many Michiganders are turning to pesticides. The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) is advising the public to avoid falling victim to scams and illegitimate businesses. Businesses...

More NotMISpecies Webinars coming this fall

“Fowl play” (9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15) explores the work of protecting Michigan’s managed waterfowl hunt areas from the threat of invasive species. DNR wildlife biologists Jeremiah Heise from Nayanquing Point State Wildlife Area and Zach Cooley from Pointe Mouillee...