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,...

June Zoom Meeting

Join us for our monthly zoom meeting, we took a break to bring you the Spring Webinar Series and now we are back to our monthly virtual gatherings. Unlike the webinars, these meetings are more informal with a few agenda items but everyone can be seen and heard for...

New Website Features

by Melissa DeSimone, MLSA Executive Director I have spent some time this year with our new web developer, Ken Campbell, to bring you a new and improved MLSA website. Some of the priorities for the website included better mobile compatibility for phones and other smart...

Three House Bills Introduced this Month

House Bills 5838, 5839, & 5840 were introduced on June 4, 2020 by Rep.Tyrone Carter and Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo. These three bills deal with potential environmental contamination and reporting issues. They also create a new Great Lakes and River protection fund...

State of Michigan Announces Lawsuit Regarding Dam Failure

The following is an excerpt from a press release of the Office of the Attorney General – June 9, 2020 Michigan regulatory agencies filed a lawsuit seeking compensation, civil fines, and the cleanup and restoration of damages caused by Boyce Hydro’s negligence in...

2020 AIP Grant Program Delayed

By Paul J Sniadecki, Board Director The Michigan Aquatic Invasive Plant Control Grant Program was created through the addition of Part 414 to the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended. The Department of Environment, Great Lakes,...

On High Water

By Melissa DeSimone, MLSA Executive Director At Michigan Lakes and Streams Association we LOVE our waterways but even this water loving group is concerned about the over abundance we are all experiencing right now. From hot media topics like tragic dam failure and the...

Newsletter Link – May 2020

Access the full newsletter from May 15, 2020 – HERE Please visit our “Contact” page to sign up to receive our newsletters each month.

Ready to Launch – 2020 AIP Grant Program

By Paul J Sniadecki, MLSA Board Director The Michigan Aquatic Invasive Plant (AIP) Control Grant Program, created through an addition of Part 414 to the NREPA Act (Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act), is ready to launch the 2020 grant cycle. The...

More High Water News

The Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) held a second Michigan High Water Virtual Townhall on April 28. If you missed that session, you can access the recording of the webinar here. Also, in a recent episode of the podcast Sustainabilime from...

Water Rangers In Michigan

By Paul J Sniadecki, MLSA Board Director The recent MLSA webinar on Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) featured Lynn Henning, Regional Associate of Socially Responsible Agricultural Project (SRAP) as one of the presenters about water quality. Lynn’s...

PFAS Treatment Webinar

Based on the title of this webinar provided by Michigan EGLE, PFAS Reverse Osmosis Leachate Treatment and Granulated Activated Carbon Technology, it may sound a bit technical but we thought it would be important to let our members know about this opportunity. If you...

MN Lakes and Rivers Advocates on Wakeboats

On Friday, April 24th the Minnesota Lakes and Rivers Advocates hosted a webinar on wakeboats called “Enhanced Wake Watercraft Impacts on Lakes”, you can view a recording of the session here. They were joined by a researcher from the University of Minnesota...

Who Needs a Boating Safety Refresher?

You can download the most current edition of the boating laws handbook, share it with your lake association, and visit the MDNR website for more resources on boating laws. Some lake associations create small laminated handouts to provide to association members and/or...

Quarterly Meeting with EGLE Water Resources Division

By: Paul J. Sniadecki, MLSA Board Director On April 17, 2020, two members of the MLSA Board participated in the Quarterly Meeting of Stakeholders and the Water Resources Division of Michigan’s EGLE (formerly DEQ). The meeting was hosted and coordinated by the Michigan...

Did the New CAFO Controls Go Far Enough?

By Paul J. Sniadecki, MLSA Board Member This MLSA newsletter has been reporting on the process and results for the new, 5 year National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit for Michigan’s approximately 250+ Concentrated Animal Feeding...

What Riparians and Boaters Need to Know

*This order has since been modified, the original date of this post was April 10, 2020. Michigan Executive Order No. 2020-42 MLSA would like to highlight some points in the most recent Executive Order titled “Temporary requirement to suspend activities that are...