Newsletter Update

Late February 2021 newsletter update with Attorney Writes article update and upcoming event information: https://mailchi.mp/mymlsa.org/mlsa-newsletter-update-water-quality-symposium-friday

Shoreline Symposium

Presented by: You can find details here: http://www.kalamazooconservation.org/calendar-of-events/shoreline-symposium/

MiCorps Press Release for Stream Monitoring

The Michigan Clean Water Corps (MiCorps), a network of volunteer monitoring programs that collect and share surface water quality data throughout the state, is accepting 2021 funding proposals for two grant programs. Volunteer Stream Cleanup Program: A total of...

Michigan State Government 2021-2022

The election is over and the seats are filled. Who do you need to call when you are concerned about upcoming legislation? You can find all the information you need right on the website for the State of Michigan. Below, you will find links to pages that will tell you...

Did the 2020 Lame-duck Session Quack?

By: Paul J Sniadecki, MLSA Board Director We have reported on Lame-duck sessions in prior newsletters. A legislative Lame-duck is the last several weeks of the legislative session after an election when typically there is increased legislative activity from outgoing...

Student Proposals Sought for Lake Research

Once again, the Michigan Chapter, North American Lake Management Society and the Michigan Lakes and Streams Association have teamed up to offer their annual Lake Research Student Grants Program for research on Inland Lakes for 2021. If you have a student or know of...

MLSA Funds Filing of Amicus Curiae Brief

Fraser Twp V Haney Appeal to the Michigan Supreme Court MLSA Funds Filing of Amicus Curiae Brief By: Paul J Sniadecki, MLSA Board Director The MLSA Board of Directors recently voted unanimously to fund and file an amicus curiae brief in the subject Court of Appeals...

A New Wave of Thinking – Virtual Conference

Beginning at 10:00 am EST, the conference combines the biennial Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership Shoreline and Shallows Conference with the Midwest Glacial Lakes Partnership Lake Conservation Webinar Series. The conference will feature talks on: Social/community...

Wakeboat Update

Many states are starting to see new legislation designed to put restrictions on wakeboats. We have been keeping up to speed with a group of states around the country who are concerned about the legislation and ask if it really does enough to protect shorelines, lake...

2021 Megan E. Cook Scholarship Now Open

MLSA’s 2021 Megan E. Cook Memorial Scholarship in Environmental Studies  2021 Award: One or more $1,500 scholarship(s) will be awarded to a current student enrolled in a freshwater studies program (with preference to lake and watershed studies). Scholarship...

K College Article featuring MLSA

Thanks to Kalamazoo College for partnering with us this fall. It was great getting to know Amanda Dow and if you check out our Books and Publications page you will find the brochures she updated for us during her internship. Read about the internship here:...

Happy New Year!

January Newsletter from MLSA: https://mailchi.mp/mymlsa.org/january-2021

MiCorps on SustainabiliME Podcast

Have a listen! Marcy Knoll-Wilmes, Senior Aquatic Biologist from EGLE, and Melissa DeSimone, Executive Director of Michigan Lakes and Streams Association, talk with Kelly McElroy about the Michigan Clean Water Corps, also known as MiCorps.

SB431 Update – Possible Vote December 3, 2020

In our November newsletter, Lon Nordeen, MLSA Secretary, discussed Senate Bill 431 regarding Gravel Mining Operations in Michigan. Read the full article here: https://mymlsa.org/senate-bill-431 SB431 was sponsored by Sen. Adam Hollier (D-District 2) and would amend...

Happy Holidays from MLSA!

Happy Holidays from MLSA! We are grateful for you this holiday season and we want to wish you health and happiness as 2020 comes to a close. Thank you for your support this year. ** Need a last minute gift idea for the Riparian who has everything? Give the gift of...

Help Avon Lake HOA

Help Avon Lake HOA Avon Lake is interested in your experience with Laminer Flow Aeration (LFA). If you and/or your association installed a LFA system, please consider the following questions and send your answers to info@mymlsa.org. Who did you contract for the...

Will Riparians Enjoy a ‘Lame’ Lame Duck?

Will Riparians Enjoy a ‘Lame’ Lame Duck? By Paul J Sniadecki, MLSA Board Director As lawmakers prepare to return for the last few weeks of session in December, the to-do list for the Legislature may not be as long as in the past. Senate Majority Leader...