Ice & Weird Winter Weather

by Melissa DeSimone, MLSA Executive Director We are faced with yet another weird winter in Michigan. The temperatures have been high and low and back again. We finally saw some ice on lakes only for the temperatures to increase almost immediately. If you enjoy snow...

HB 5205 Repeal Prohibition on New Part 31 Rules

By Paul J Sniadecki, MLSA Board Director Since December 31, 2006, other than rules relating to ballast water authorized in section MCL 324.3112, the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) has been prohibited from promulgating new/additional rules...

HABs 101″ Webinar

Get the scoop on harmful algal blooms (HABs) in an upcoming “HABs 101” webinar, hosted by Michigan Sea Grant and partners around the state. Tune in on March 6, 2024, at 6-7:30 pm ET, to bust some myths, get tips for keeping your family and pets safe, and...

Ice Breaker Webinar Series

Join Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council on select Thursdays from Noon to 1 p.m. for their free online winter lecture series. Heat up your winter afternoons with warm conversations on hot topics you care about most. Thursday, February 8, 2024 The Weakening of the Clean...

2024 Lake Research Student Grants Program

Now accepting applications through March 15, 2024 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...

Thinking Spring?

MNSP and EGLE have new resources to help you start planning! If cold weather doesn’t do it for you, it’s never too early to start thinking about spring planting and enjoying the warmer seasons to come. The Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership has updated their...

February 2024 Newsletter

Read the latest from MLSA and our partners. Feel free to share via email and social media. https://mailchi.mp/mymlsa.org/february-2024-newsletter

Great Lakes Day – Celebrating Science and Water

February 27 – 9am to 3pm EST This conference will feature presentations on emerging issues such as PFAS and Coastal Resiliency in the Great Lakes, and share research about the fascinating species we find in our Great Lakes — and the challenges marine...

Creating Resilient Shorelines

North Central Region Water Network Creating Resilient Shorelines February 14, 2024 at 3PM EST – Register here Whether it is the shores of the Great Lakes or the shores of your local inland lake, creating resilient shorelines in the face of extreme weather and...

It’s a New Year… What’s the Priority?

By: Paul J. Sniadecki, MLSA Board Director As we welcome 2024 many riparians are making New Year resolutions and setting priorities. Likewise, MLSA has recently updated its list of legislative priorities. As a many decades old, 501c3, non-profit organization, MLSA is...

ICYMI: McNALMS Lunch and Learn

Current Perspectives on Wake Boats Recordings and slides are now available online for the December 1 event at MSU: mcnalms.org/lunch

Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who supported MLSA in 2023 through memberships, subscriptions, and donations. We are so proud and grateful for the volunteer time and financial contributions we receive throughout the year to provide the education and support riparians and...

2024 Megan E. Cook Memorial Scholarship

We invite all undergraduate students enrolled in a freshwater studies program at a Michigan educational institution (with preference to lake and watershed studies) to apply for our 2024 scholarship opportunity. Please read the details about this opportunity to see if...

Please Welcome MLSA’s New Board Director — Michelle Kanipes

Michelle is the Watersmeet Lakeguards (ISCCW) educator, an Upper Peninsula lake resident, and former public school educator and administrator. We are so pleased she will be joining us as our newest Director on the Michigan Lakes and Streams Association Board.

Happy New Year – January 2024 Newsletter

Read, share, and subscribe to our free monthly newsletter. Inside we share our legislative priorities, upcoming events, scholarship opportunities, and more. We especially invite you to join us for our 63rd Annual Conference coming up in April – stay tuned for...

MLSA Sponsors TSN Conference #17

January 29th – 30th, 2024 at The Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center in East Lansing Each year since 2008, The Stewardship Network (TSN) gathered environmental scholars, leading experts, and a wide cross-section of nature’s caretakers to share ideas,...

Wake Boat Research Delay – A Good Thing!

By Paul J. Sniadecki, MLSA Board Director For the last few years, MLSA has contributed to the wake boat research being conducted by the Saint Anthony Falls Laboratory (SAFL) in the University of Minnesota. In previous newsletters we have reported on SAFL’s Phase 1...

Happy Holidays! December 2023 Newsletter

Thank you so very much for your support and membership in 2023. We wish you the very best this Holiday Season has to offer. More programs and education for lakes and streams to come in 2024! As always – read, subscribe, and share:...

Learn about Michigan’s inland lakes online from MSU Extension

Registration for the award-winning Michigan State University Extension Introduction to Lakes Online course is now open! This introductory six-week online course kicks off January 30th and is designed for anyone interested in inland lakes including concerned residents,...

Giving this season? Consider MLSA!

Together we can preserve the inland waters of Michigan for future generations. Whether you wish to support a specific program, are looking to make a donation in the honor of a friend or loved one, or want to leave a legacy for yourself; MLSA is the place for you....