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...

CLMP Program is Back for 2021 and Beyond

Citizen water monitoring program extended with five-year contract Residents across Michigan will benefit from a new $1.7 million contract for Michigan Clean Water Corps (MiCorps), a network of citizen volunteers who help EGLE by collecting and sharing water quality...

AIS Task Force Update

by Melissa DeSimone, MLSA Executive Director MLSA meets with DNR, EGLE, and other stakeholders to help create strategy for aquatic invasive species prevention and control. We met in August and September to make up for some missed time during the height of the...

Meet MLSA Student Intern, Amanda Dow

Hello, my name is Amanda Dow, I am a junior at Kalamazoo College majoring in Biology with a concentration in Environmental Studies and a minor in English. I enjoy spending time outdoors, reading in my hammock, and I love the water. I have lived around lakes and...

Review of Michigan Inland Lakes Convention

By Amanda Dow, MLSA Intern I recently attended the Michigan Inland Lakes Convention, where the topic was “Conserving Lakes in a Changing Environment,” a topic I find very relevant to our current times, with both climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of...

Black Lake Preservation Society: Eyes on the Lake

The Black Lake Preservation Society is a nonprofit partner of MLSA and they are doing some interesting and tech savvy work for their lake. Check out their webpage called Eyes On The Lake to see their exciting approach to lake monitoring and keeping their residents...