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...

Southwest (Region 3) Meeting and Fall Seminar

By Craig DeSimone, Regional Leader We had a great discussion in September with 14 lakes. Hot topics were established lake level, AIS control vendor reviews, lake association board composition, and newsletters. We were pleased to be joined by a few guest lakes from...

AIS Alert: European Frog-bit

The swift expansion of European frog-bit from coastal marshes to inland waterbodies is alarming. Although occurrences are increasing, there is still an opportunity to slow and prevent its spread if we can get the word out. We are asking the public to report sightings...

NotMISpecies Webinar Series

Invasive species pose a threat to Michigan’s environment, economy, and sometimes even human health. What is at stake? What is being done? This webinar series will explore how agencies, universities and locally led organizations are working together to protect...

October 2020 Newsletter

The newsletter is a few hours early this month because we are just so excited to share the news! Read why and share freely here: https://mailchi.mp/mymlsa.org/october2020

Fall Riparian Featuring Gull Lake

We are excited to bring you another issue of The Michigan Riparian magazine featuring Gull Lake and their ongoing dam improvement project. It should hit mailboxes in mid-October but you can get a sneak peak with your MLSA membership by logging in to the member section...

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...