Enroll in the 2023 Cooperative Lakes Monitoring Program today!

The CLMP has been an important component of Michigan’s inland lakes monitoring program for over 40 years, which makes it the second oldest volunteer monitoring program for lakes in the country. The primary purpose of this cooperative program is to help volunteers...

MI Paddle Stewards

Looking to expand your knowledge this winter? Try this self-directed training program from Michigan Sea Grant. The online program consists of 5 units including MI Watch List species overview, Michigan Clean Boats, Clean Waters, proper cleaning methods for you craft,...

MiCorps Conference Recordings

We’re pleased to announce that the recordings from the 2022 MiCorps Volunteer Lake and Stream Monitoring Conference are now available at: https://micorps.net/events/2022-annual-micorps-conference/ The sessions include: Welcome and MiCorps Program Updates Awards,...

Registration Open for the Shorelines and Shallows Conference

Conference Title: Improving Habitat for People, Fish, and Wildlife This year’s Conference will include topics on the current state of Michigan’s shorelines through the National Lake Assessment, why woody structure is good for lakes and how it can be used...

MLSA Sponsors TSN Conference 2023

Each year since 2008, The Stewardship Network has assembled a fantastic gathering of regional and national caretakers of nature to share ideas, challenge our thinking, and leave energized for the seasons ahead, bolstered by the knowledge that none of us are doing this...

Native Mussel Surveys of Wixom and Sanford Lakes

The Four Lakes Task Force reported in their December newsletter about this research project. In 2022, Central Michigan University researchers conducted 69 surveys of native mussels in Wixom and Sanford Lakes after all the disturbance of the recent dam failures. These...

Request for proposals: 2024 Lake Conservation Grant

Project proposals for funding from the Midwest Glacial Lakes Partnership (MGLP) 2024 Lake Conservation Grant are now open. The MGLP is one of twenty partnerships that span the nation under the umbrella of the National Fish Habitat Partnership (NFHP). The MGLP area of...

Healthy Water Initiative Phase 2

Update from St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, University of Minnesota From Andy Riesgraf, HWI Project Manager/Researcher The project team successfully completed their field work and data collection on Lake Minnetonka this past September and October. We tested the...

News for your New Year! (2023)

We wish you a happy and healthy 2023. Check out our news, opportunities, and events for this brand new year. Can’t wait to continue Protecting and Restoring Michigan’s Lakes and Streams with you for another year! Read, subscribe, share:...

Zoom and Regional Meetings – all are welcome!

If you are interested in organizing an in person or zoom regional meeting, please contact us: info@mymlsa.org. We are happy to help bring associations together for networking and problem solving. If you would like to attend any of the established region meetings...

McNALMS/MLSA Lake Research Student Grants Program

The Michigan Chapter North American Lake Management Society (McNALMS) and the Michigan Lakes and Streams Association (MLSA) are pleased to announce the 2023 Lake Research Student Grants Program.  The purpose of the program is to promote student efforts to work on...

Now Accepting Scholarship Applications for 2023

MLSA’s 2023 Megan E. Cook Memorial Scholarship in Environmental Studies  2023 Award: One $3,000 scholarship will be awarded to a current student enrolled in a freshwater studies program at a Michigan educational institution (with preference to lake and watershed...

Intro to Lakes is back!

Join Michigan State University Extension this winter for the award winning Introduction to Lakes Online course taking place January 10 – March 8! Course topics include: Lake Ecology Lakes and their Watersheds Lakes and their Shorelines Introduction to Aquatic...

Understanding and Monitoring Your Well to Make Sure Your Water Is Safe!

By: Ashley Mark, MDHHS; Sara Pearson, EGLE; Lon Nordeen, MLSA There are over 1 million private residential wells in the state of Michigan, serving over 2.6 million people statewide. That is over 30% of Michigan residents! A private residential well supplies water to a...

62nd Annual MLSA Conference, announcing keynote speaker

Announcing 2023 Conference Keynote Speaker, Ted J. Rulseh Ted is a freelance writer, book author, and advocate for protecting and preserving our inland lakes. Growing up in the Lake Michigan community of Two Rivers, Wisconsin, he acquired a fascination with water...

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...