SB431 Update – Possible Vote December 3, 2020

In our November newsletter, Lon Nordeen, MLSA Secretary, discussed Senate Bill 431 regarding Gravel Mining Operations in Michigan. Read the full article here: https://mymlsa.org/senate-bill-431 SB431 was sponsored by Sen. Adam Hollier (D-District 2) and would amend...

Happy Holidays from MLSA!

Happy Holidays from MLSA! We are grateful for you this holiday season and we want to wish you health and happiness as 2020 comes to a close. Thank you for your support this year. ** Need a last minute gift idea for the Riparian who has everything? Give the gift of...

Help Avon Lake HOA

Help Avon Lake HOA Avon Lake is interested in your experience with Laminer Flow Aeration (LFA). If you and/or your association installed a LFA system, please consider the following questions and send your answers to info@mymlsa.org. Who did you contract for the...

Will Riparians Enjoy a ‘Lame’ Lame Duck?

Will Riparians Enjoy a ‘Lame’ Lame Duck? By Paul J Sniadecki, MLSA Board Director As lawmakers prepare to return for the last few weeks of session in December, the to-do list for the Legislature may not be as long as in the past. Senate Majority Leader...

Clean Boats Clean Waters Mini Grants

Grant Funding Available! Application deadline is February 19, 2021 Passionate organizations dedicated to protecting Michigan’s waters from aquatic invasive species can now apply for funding through the Clean Boats, Clean Waters program. This new grant program is for...

MLSA Member Zoom Meetings – 2021

Each month we will meet virtually to talk about issues in your region of Michigan. We have divided the state into sections so you can choose the area you feel most connected to or come to them all! You can send topic ideas and questions to info@mymlsa.org prior to the...

Intro To Lakes 2021

Learn about Michigan’s lakes online from MSU Extension Registration for the award-winning Introduction to Lakes online course is now open!  The 6-week self-paced online course runs January 19 – March 26, 2021 and is designed for anyone interested in inland...

December 2020 Newsletter

Get all the latest news and find out about opportunities from MLSA, share the newsletter with your friends too! https://mailchi.mp/mymlsa.org/december-2020

Has Purple Loosestrife Invaded Your Lake or Stream?

by Carol Kuesel (slpoatc@gmail.com) of Spider Lake, Traverse City Purple Loosestrife – Lythrum salicaria (A.K.A. Purple lythrum, Rainbow weed, and Spiked loosestrife) is an attractive herbaceous, perennial with squarish stems that grow 1.5 to 6’ tall which are...

Giving to MLSA

Members and Friends, we want to take this time as 2020 is wrapping up to remind you to support our organization. Michigan Lakes and Streams Association is a 501(c)3 Nonprofit Organization that relies on memberships, magazine subscriptions, and your generous donations...

The Natural Resources Trust Fund

What is NRTF? The Nature Resources Trust Fund has come to the forefront recently because of the initiative we see on the November 2020 ballot called Proposal 1. The State of Michigan has some resources to help the public understand this unique program, take a look at...

NotMISpecies: Red Swamp Crayfish

November 17, 2020, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Delicious but dangerous: Responding to the Michigan red swamp crayfish invasion The newest crayfish invader in Michigan draws a spectrum of opinions. Although many associate red swamp crayfish with crawfish boils, they are...

Snuffbox Mussels in Michigan

The DNR is working to restore populations of Snuffbox Mussels to Michigan waters. These imperiled mussels can improve water quality and reproduce in a fascinating way that involves perch. You can read about the propagation efforts here and watch a video about the...

Recordings Available for Conserving Lakes in a Changing Environment

Recordings Available for Conserving Lakes in a Changing Environment As you will recall, we convened online for the Michigan Inland Lakes Convention, September 16-18, 2020, to learn and share the latest innovations and ideas in lake stewardship, and to network with...

Senate Bill 431

Riparians concerned about potential impact of Michigan Senate Bill 431 on local zoning control in Michigan by Lon Nordeen, MLSA Board Secretary SB431 was sponsored by Sen. Adam Hollier (D-District 2). The bill has passed out of committee review and has gone to the...

November News

Check out our November 2020 Newsletter for all the latest: https://mailchi.mp/mymlsa.org/november2020

A Review of EGLE’s Dam Safety Program

From a Press Release dated October 1, 2020 Nick Assendelft, EGLE Public Information Officer, AssendelftN@Michigan.gov The Association of State Dam Safety Officials’ (ASDSO) review of Michigan’s Dam Safety Unit, presented October 1, 2020 at a meeting of the...

More Dam Resources

By Mark Teicher, MLSA Board Director I have compiled a list of resources and my thoughts on how to use them, these were also published with the article in The Michigan Riparian magazine for the Fall 2020 issue but this will give you the direct links and my personal...