MLSA’s September Newsletter

Did you miss our newsletter? Would you like to share it with a friend? You can access it here: https://mailchi.mp/mymlsa.org/september2020

August Zoom Meeting: Aquatic Invasive Species

Let’s get together to discuss AIS in your water: Prevention Techniques – What works for you and what would you like to try? Control Methods – Do you need new ideas or do you have ideas that others may be able to use? Special Assessment Districts...

MLSA Membership Survey – We Want to Hear from You!

Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts about Michigan Lakes and Streams Association. We want to know your opinion on The Michigan Riparian magazine, this newsletter, our publications, our website, everything! This organization exists because of your generous...

Michigan Inland Lakes Convention, Coming Up Soon!

Register for the Virtual 2020 Michigan Inland Lakes Convention! Information on keynote speakers; Dr. Kendra Spence Cheruvelil of MSU, Dr. Robert Thorson of the University of Connecticut, and the full convention program is on our 2020 Program Page. First up on...

MLSA Votes to Fund Major Boat Wake Study

By: Melissa DeSimone, Executive Director and Paul J. Sniadecki, Board Director Over the last few years, MLSA has heard the concerns of many of our members about the wave action of large wakeboats around inland lakes and waterways. The Michigan Riparian magazine has...

No AIP Grant Funds in 2020

By: Paul J. Sniadecki, Board Director MLSA has continued its follow-up with Sarah LeSage, Aquatic Invasive Species Program Coordinator, Water Resources Division, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) concerning the status of the 2020...

USGS & EGLE: HAB Monitoring

From Amanda Bell, Hydrologist, USGS Upper Midwest Water Science Center The State of Michigan has selected water bodies of high importance to study for harmful algal blooms (HAB) based on recreational or drinking water use. US Geological Survey (USGS) will work with...

Download LakeLine magazine from NALMS

NALMS is the North American Lake Management Society, they produce the magazine LakeLine, this issue is intended to serve as a general primer on lakes for the many lake and watershed residents and associations across the country, who help to safeguard the integrity of...

Help DNR Update Michigan Public Land Strategy

The DNR is responsible for nearly 4.6 million acres of public lands owned by Michigan residents. When these lands – state parks, trails, game and wildlife areas, forests and other resources – are well managed, they contribute significantly to the health of Michigan’s...

August 2020 Newsletter

Check out our latest newsletter and share it with your friends: https://mailchi.mp/mymlsa.org/august2020

July 2020 Newsletter

You can access and share the MLSA Newsletter for July 2020. **Please note that there are two corrections to links in this newsletter: 1. Link to join the July Members Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqceGoqzgpGd0-AK8HdgPrYghs9XwO8Lod 2. Link...

July Members Zoom Meeting

Our July Zoom meeting will will start with a special awards presentation for our 2020 award winners. We will honor three individuals who have shown outstanding dedication to the Michigan Lakes and Streams Association as well as water bodies throughout the state of...

AIS Continue to Flourish, AIP Grant Funds Continue On Hold

By Paul J Sniadecki, MLSA Board Director Riparians state-wide advise MLSA that the warm summer of 2020 has been assisting abundant growth of native plants and aquatic invasive species in many Michigan inland lakes. While aquatic invaders continue ravaging lake...

MLSA Helps Fund a Boat Wake Research Project

MLSA has heard the concerns of many of our members about the wave action of large wakeboats around inland lakes and waterways. We have developed a relationship with an organization in Minnesota called, SafeWakes who are working to bring scientific evidence to this...

Restoring Natural Lakeshores

This video from Nature Change features some of our partners discussing high water and natural shorelines. Nature Change provides other videos that may be of interest, check them out here: Conversations about Conservation and Climate.

Public Act 72 for High Water

By Melissa DeSimone, MLSA Executive Director We have received some inquiries about this new public act that has emerged from HB 5401, 5402, and 5463. We reported through the spring about the discussion and ultimate signing of these bills to help lakes working with...

Water Resources Division Quarterly Meeting

By Melissa DeSimone, MLSA Executive Director We continue to stay informed for you through our partnership with the MEC (Michigan Environmental Council) and quarterly meetings with the Water Resources Division of EGLE. On July 7th, our President, Dave Maturen, and I...

Protecting Our Lakes & Shorelands Series Continues

Developed by: Friends of Spider Lake and Rennie Lake, Michigan Inland Lake Fish Habitats and Fisheries in a Changing Environment June 27 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Presentation by: Dr. Joe Nohner, Fisheries Biologist, Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources; Coordinator,...