October 2022 Newsletter now available

Bringing you the news and information you need to protect our lakes and streams. Subscribe, share, and let us know what you think: info@mymlsa.org October Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/mymlsa.org/october-2022-newsletter

MDNR Releases Special Report on Wake Boats

Wake boats: concerns and recommendations related to natural resource management in Michigan waters. Message from Joe Nohner, Ph.D. Inland Lakes Habitat Analyst & Midwest Glacial Lakes Partnership Coordinator, Michigan Department of Natural Resources Today DNR...

September 2022 Newsletter

We are committed to putting together an informative and interesting newsletter at least once a month. We hope you find the information useful – subscribe, share, and let us know what you think! Link to September 2022 Newsletter Contact MLSA:...

Healthy Waters Initiative Update

Update from Healthy Waters Initiative at the St. Anthony Falls Lab of University of Minnesota It’s been a busy few months for the Healthy Waters Initiative team and we’re happy to report many positive steps forward: First, last Wednesday we presented our Phase 3...

Permits… What’s up with EGLE Permits? Part IX

by Paul J Sniadecki, MLSA Board Director This article continues our focus on EGLE Permits that riparians might find of interest.  We will occasionally provide info about permits issued, or denied.  We are also providing updates about contested permits challenged by...

Path to Four Lakes Restoration: An Engineering and Technical Symposium

You probably remember the flood that impacted the mid-Michigan area in May of 2020 after two dams in a four-dam system failed during an extreme rain event. Since that time, Four Lakes Task Force (FLTF) acquired the funding to restore and recover all four dams and...

It’s a Start, It’s about Time for AIS!

by Paul J. Sniadecki, MLSA Board Director Michigan has an Invasive Species Program which is a joint effort of the Michigan Departments of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD); Natural Resources (DNR); and Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE). MDARD, DNR...

Meeting with MEC and EGLE Water Resources Division

by Paul J. Sniadecki, MLSA Board Director MLSA participates in the Michigan Environmental Council’s Quarterly Meeting of Stakeholders with the Water Resources Division (WRD) of Michigan’s EGLE (formerly DEQ). (NOTE: MLSA is a dues paying member of Michigan...

1 AMICUS, 2 AMICUS, 3 AMICUS MORE!

by Paul J Sniadecki, MLSA Board Director MLSA has a long history of fulfilling its mission by filing Amicus Curiae Briefs for matters involving riparian rights, lake property issues, and environmental concerns. The board has authorized such “friend of the court”...

Watersheds in your District

Thank you to Michigan Sea Grant for sharing this resource in their Upwelling Newsletter. The “Watersheds in Your District” webpage is a resource for Michigan elected officials and residents looking to learn about the waterways in their area. Explore watersheds and...

MLSA Around the State

Mike Gallagher, MLSA Director and resident of Gull Lake, was asked to speak to a group of students at the Prairieville Township Park at Gull Lake. The event was designed to teach students about water quality with the Barry County Water Quality Monitoring Program by...

Short Term Rental Ordinance

by Melissa DeSimone, MLSA Executive Director We haven’t heard much about this issue in a while but I wanted to share with you the initiative of Porter Township in Van Buren County that passed in 2022 to regulate shore term rentals on the local level. There was...

August 2022 Newsletter – Read and share the news!

A link to our August 2022 Newsletter is here: https://mailchi.mp/mymlsa.org/august-2022-newsletter You are free to share and use the information in our newsletter, please help us spread the message of inland water protection and educational opportunities, subscribe...

Boat Wakes Research and Vermont Petition Process

University of Minnesota Study It’s not too late to contribute to Phase II of research with the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory as they explore boat wakes on inland lakes. If you haven’t had the chance to check out Phase I and what they have planned for this...

Summer 2022 Issue coming soon!

The Michigan Riparian magazine, Summer 2022 issue is starting to make it’s way out into the world. It should be delivered to mailboxes between now and early August. We hope you enjoy this issue and are having a wonderful summer out on the water! Link to...

Permits… What’s Up with EGLE Permits? Part VIII

Paul J Sniadecki, MLSA Board Director This article continues our focus on EGLE Permits that riparians might find of interest. We will occasionally provide info about permits issued, or denied. We are also providing updates about contested permits challenged by various...

How Do I Get a Boat Wash?

Melissa DeSimone, MLSA Executive Director We know cleaning, draining, and drying our boats is the best way to reduce the spread of aquatic invasive species. This is so well understood that we’ve had a law on the books in Michigan since 2019. Michigan law...

Science Matters: Wake-Boat Mode Research

Paul J Sniadecki, MLSA Board Director For over a year we have been reporting about the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory (SAFL) Healthy Waters Initiative robust research on Minnesota’s lakes and rivers. In 2020, with generous community support (including a $10,000 donation...