Happy Holidays from MLSA!

We have the news a little early for you this month. We wish you a wonderful holiday season and appreciate you especially on this #givingtuesday As always, please subscribe and share: https://mailchi.mp/mymlsa.org/december-2022-newsletter

31 Michigan Communities Receive New Trees

by Kevin Sayers (DNR) Be on the lookout this fall and next spring for some new trees along streets and parks in 31 Michigan communities. They will share $105,000 in grants awarded this year to complete 33 tree-planting projects around the state. The trees, to be...

Recordings are now available!

2022 Michigan Inland Lakes Convention Did you miss the convention in September? Was there a session you really wanted to see but couldn’t get to? You can find all the recordings available here.

Welcome November and the Season of Giving

by Melissa DeSimone, MLSA Executive Director There are many incredible charities out there and at this time of year they are hoping you will think of them when you make your year-end contributions. I hope you will consider Michigan Lakes and Streams Association for...

What, The MUCC?

An outdoors organization concerned about wake boat mode operations By Paul J Sniadecki, MLSA Board Director This Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC) is the largest statewide conservation organization in the nation. Founded in 1937, their mission is to unite...

Learn about Inland Lakes Online from MSU Extension

Registration for the award-winning Michigan State University Extension Introduction to Lakes Online course is now open! This six-week online course kicks off on January 10, 2023 and is designed for anyone interested in lakes such as lakefront property owners,...

Clean Boats Clean Waters Grant Applications Now Open

Contact: Kelsey Bockelman or Paige Filice at Michigan State University Extension Calling all lake associations, watershed groups, non-profits and local and tribal units of government – Clean Boats, Clean Waters has grant funding available to support your aquatic...

November 2022 Newsletter

We have your latest news and events. Read it, share it, and let us know what you think! Link: https://mailchi.mp/mymlsa.org/november-2022-newsletter

The Michigan Riparian magazine: Fall 2022 Issue

The fall magazine is coming to mailboxes soon. You can access a digital preview of the magazine with your MLSA membership on this website. The companion newsletter is full of links, resources, and information you won’t want to miss. Have a look and share it with...

Michigan Harmful Algal Bloom Reports Map

The Michigan departments of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE); and Health and Human Services (MDHHS) review reports of potential cyanobacterial blooms, also known as harmful algal blooms or HABs, made by citizens or other groups. When possible, EGLE or other...

Speaking with Lt. Governor about Septic Issues

Lt Governor Garlin Gilchrist attended a meeting in Chelsea, MI and MLSA Board Secretary Lon Nordeen was able to ask him about ways his administration as well as DNR and EGLE might improve state water protection. The follow up comment to the initial question suggested...

Making Waves

by Melissa DeSimone, MLSA Executive Director In case you missed it, the DNR Fisheries Division put out an excellent report in September about wake boats, Fisheries Report 37. The report provides a comprehensive and easy to follow summary of research done on the topic...

Riparians Prevail in ZBA Hearing

By Paul J Sniadecki, Board Director Over a year ago, a corporate resort plan threatened Lake Charlevoix’s shoreland. The property owners planned to excavate the shoreland at their residential zoned property to construct an artificial boat basin, channel, and a...

MLSA Hosts Boat Wash Workshop

Thank you to everyone who attended and to the DNR, EGLE, and CISMA staff who joined us for this excellent event! In case you missed it, you want to share it, or review it again – you will find the slides and workshop recording here; Boat Wash Workshop 2022. We...

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...