Mark your calendar for these important events next week:

Tuesday, May 10 MiCorps CLMP Virtual Training – If you are new to the Cooperative Lakes Monitoring Program or just want to brush up on your parameters, register for this training. This is also the deadline to enroll in the program for the 2022 season, we hope to...

May 2022 Newsletter

Thank you for reading and sharing our newsletter, we provide this information monthly so we can all help to preserve and protect the inland waters of Michigan. https://mailchi.mp/mymlsa.org/may-2022-newsletter

Permits… What’s Up with EGLE Permits? – Part VII

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...

Cloudy water? Invasive plants? Too much muck?

Kathy David, State of Michigan Nonpoint Source unit What is Nonpoint Source, you ask? Nonpoint Source (NPS) pollution is caused when rain, snowmelt, or wind carry pollutants and nutrients off the land and into lakes, streams or wetlands. In a lake community soap from...

Public Trust Doctrine Applies to Groundwater?

By Paul J Sniadecki, MLSA Board Director Believe it or not, the answer is: Not yet! The Public Trust Doctrine, derived from English common law, provides that some resources are so central to the public good that governments can never convey them outright. The doctrine...

Michigan Department of Natural Resources: Fisheries Division Updates

In addition to our conference session that will feature Michigan’s fishery, there are also some interesting updates from the MDNR Fisheries Division: Fish Stocking: MDNR stocks more than 20 million fish – that’s more than 350 tons of fish annually. Species...

Happy Arbor Day!

In case you missed it…. Michigan Shoreland Stewards Program: Does your inland lake property qualify? Webinar held on April 13, 2022, recording here. Friday, April 29th was the 150th Arbor Day! MDNR is a cooperative partner in achieving a global goal of restoring...

Making Wakes with the Wake Boat Study

By Paul J Sniadecki, MLSA Board Director This article is an update on MLSA’s continuing efforts to follow the science relative to the impact watercraft could have when operating in “wake boat mode” on Michigan’s inland lakes and streams. Previous coverage on this...

Two Court Decisions Favorable to Riparians

By Paul J Sniadecki, Board Director CITIZENS FOR HIGGINS LAKE LEGAL LEVELS (et al Plaintiffs) v. ROSCOMMON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS and DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT, GREAT LAKES, & ENERGY (EGLE), and OTHER DEFENDENTS, Court Of Appeals No. 353969 (LC No....

Boat shrink-wrap recycling: Before blue, think green!

In an effort to recycle boat shrink-wrap and other recycled materials into something new, such as composite decking, Dr. Shrink, the Michigan Recycling Coalition, EGLE, Bay Area Recycling for Charities and Emmet County Recycling have partnered to help keep shrink-wrap...

Permits… What’s Up with EGLE Permits? – Part VI

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...

DNR says fish kills may be common during spring thaw

Article from DNR Contacts: Gary Whelan and Sierra Williams After ice and snow cover melt on Michigan lakes early this spring, it may be more likely for people to discover dead fish or other aquatic animals. While such sights can be startling, the Department of Natural...

April 2022 Newsletter

Read all about it, the latest news and updates from Michigan Lakes and Streams Association. If you don’t already subscribe, you can do so for free by signing up here. We also encourage you to forward this newsletter with anyone who might benefit from our efforts...

Outreach at the Cottage and Lakefront Living Show

We were so excited to see many of our members at the show in Grand Rapids the last weekend in March. We were able to talk with 326 total attendees over three days about Michigan Lakes and Streams Association and protecting the waters of our beautiful state. A big...

Spring Issue of The Michigan Riparian magazine

Here comes the Spring 2022 issue, should be starting to trickle out to mailboxes soon. If you can’t wait, you can always access the issue on our website by using your membership login. We hope you enjoy this issue and look forward to seeing you in May at the...

MDNR Fisheries Updates

Walleye management for inland waters The DNR Fisheries Division recently developed a new Management Plan for Walleye in Michigan’s Inland Waters with assistance from Michigan State University Fisheries and Wildlife Department faculty. Additionally, consultation with...

Conference Agenda Update!

We are pleased to welcome Jeff Marr from the University of Minnesota’s St. Anthony Falls Laboratory to discuss the newest research on Boat-Generated Wake Impacts We look forward to seeing you at our conference this year, Welcome Back Together after our time...

Are you dreaming of springtime at the lake?

Check out these Smart Gardening Resources from Michigan State Extension designed especially for your shorelands, there are sheets about amphibian habitat, waterfront plants, stormwater solutions, and more. You can find the full list of sheets available for download...

Michigan Shoreland Stewards Program Webinar

Does your inland lake property qualify? Wed, Apr 13, 2022 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT Register here. Do you know what the greatest threat to the overall health of Michigan inland lakes is? Did you guess nutrients? According to the National Lake Assessment (NLA), your...

Salt in Church Lake

Research from the Annis Water Resources Institute Read about the issue Church Lake in Grand Rapids is facing as it acts as a “canary in the coal mine” for all Michigan lakes. This article is from Bridge Magazine, written by Reporter Kelly House: “A...