Permits… What’s up with EGLE permits? Part V

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...

The ice is especially dangerous this month

By: Lon Nordeen, MLSA Secretary & Mark Teicher, MLSA Vice President With the coming of spring in a few weeks, there is still a deep layer of ice on many Michigan lakes, ponds, rivers, and wetlands. Please be very careful out there when you are working, fishing,...

Fewer criminals on your lake?

By Paul J Sniadecki, MLSA Board Director The Michigan Legislature has been busy removing criminals from your lake. How did they do it?  With legislation, of course! HB 4149 and HB 4151 were introduced back in February 2021.  HB 4149 sought to amend the Natural...

MLSA and Amicus Curiae

By Paul J Sniadecki, MLSA Board Director Since 1961 MLSA has filed several amicus curiae briefs to represent the interests of Michigan riparians. By definition, an amicus curiae brief generally involves a filing by a professional person or organization, that is not a...

In the wake of the boat wake 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 in Michigan’s inland lakes and streams. Previous coverage on this topic...

March 2022 Newsletter – important and timely issues

We seem to have even more to share this month than usual. Please share with your neighbors and subscribe if you don’t already receive our newsletter. Read our March 2022 edition here: https://mailchi.mp/mymlsa.org/march-2022-newsletter

Late February Newsletter Edition

We have time sensitive updates for you on 2/22/22, you will find our newsletter here: https://mailchi.mp/mymlsa.org/late-february-2022-newsletter Share the link with your friends and neighbors or better yet, encourage them to subscribe to our emails here. Stay tuned,...

Utilizing Partners – The Michigan Alphabet Soup

On Saturday, February 5, 2022 we held a virtual meeting to discuss the acronyms used in Michigan to refer to organizations and terms important to water conservation and issues for lakes and streams. You can view the recording of that session on our YouTube Channel...

Wisconsin Salt Wise Applies to Michigan too!

Did you know? It only takes 1 teaspoon of salt to pollute 5 gallons of water to a level that is toxic for freshwater ecosystems. Reducing salt use is key to decreasing chloride loads. Follow these steps to right-size your salt use: Shovel: Clear walkways and other...

Lake Research Student Grants Program

The Michigan Chapter North American Lake Management Society (McNALMS) and the Michigan Lakes and Streams Association (MLSA) are pleased to announce the next round of funding for the Lake Research Student Grants Program. The purpose of the program is to promote student...

UMN Boat-Generated Waves Report – Now Available

The Michigan Lakes and Streams Association Board voted to make a significant contribution in 2020 to a study on boat-generated wake waves. We are pleased to share with you the results of that study, released today. MLSA is also looking forward to working with state...

February 2022 Newsletter

The February 2022 Newsletter is bursting with events, information, and opportunities for lake and stream lovers, you can find it here: https://mailchi.mp/mymlsa.org/february-2022-newsletter Looking to get this news directly in your email inbox? You can sign up to...

Permits… What’s up with EGLE permits? – Part IV

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...

MLSA and McNALMS offer Lake Research Student Grants in 2022

Lake Research Student Grants Program The Michigan Chapter North American Lake Management Society (McNALMS) and the Michigan Lakes and Streams Association (MLSA) are pleased to announce the next round of funding for the Lake Research Student Grants Program. The purpose...

The Michigan Riparian magazine Winter 2022 issue resources

The winter issue is coming soon to mailboxes and we are excited to share the resources that go with the articles. If you have a current membership login with MLSA, you can get a sneak peek at the PDF version on our website by clicking on the magazine above,...

MLSA announces 2022 Megan E. Cook Memorial Scholarship

MLSA’s 2022 Megan E. Cook Memorial Scholarship in Environmental Studies  2022 Award: One or more $1,500 scholarship(s) will be awarded to a current student enrolled in a freshwater studies program at a Michigan educational institution (with preference to lake and...

Dr. Charlyn Partridge joins the MLSA Board of Directors

Dr. Charlyn Partridge is an Associate Professor at Annis Water Resources Institute – Grand Valley State University. Her research centers around the field of molecular ecology, and her current projects involve (1) developing and implementing molecular tools to detect...

A Riparian’s New Year Wishes for 2022

By Paul J Sniadecki, MLSA Board Director New Year is a time to reflect on the previous year and celebrate the arrival of a new one. It’s also a time to share hopeful New Year wishes with everyone in your life, including fellow riparians. After all, these are the...