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....

ICYMI – Hydrilla detected in Michigan, MiCorps Program Enrollment

by Jo Latimore, MiCorps Program Director You may have seen the news that hydrilla, a highly aggressive invasive aquatic plant, was discovered in Michigan. This is the first time hydrilla has been found in our state. Hydrilla is a tough plant that is tolerant of a wide...

Wake boats: news from Wisconsin and an upcoming event

Video about wake boats This video was recently released by a new Wisconsin organization called the Last Wilderness Alliance. The video is available on YouTube and is only about six and a half minutes long. Wake Surfing – A Threat to Our Lakes New wake bill...

MLSA Board Around the State

The board of MLSA has been very busy lately. Here are some highlights of the work they are doing to bring important issues to the forefront in Michigan. Paul Sniadecki, MLSA Director, was interviewed on Michigan Public Radio’s Stateside about lake levels. You can...

Apply for a Clean Boats, Clean Waters Mini Grant

Calling all lake associations, watershed groups, local or tribal units of government, and non-profits – organizations dedicated to the protection of our waterways can now apply for the 2024 Michigan Clean Boats, Clean Waters grant program! This program is focused on...

NEW MLSA merch store open for business

If you are a frequent visitor to mymlsa.org you may have noticed that we upgraded our MLSA branded gear. We are very excited to be using a new platform with new products and designs. The best part is that MLSA benefits from each of your purchases! Have a fun design...

EGLE seeks suggestions for water quality monitoring locations

by Jeff Johnston, EGLE Public Information Officer, JohnstonJ14@Michigan.gov, 517-231-9304, and Lee Schoen, EGLE Aquatic Biologist, SchoenL1@Michigan.gov, 517-342-4500 As part of an ongoing effort to improve surface water quality, the Michigan Department of...

New Interactive Classes for Boater Safety (and hunter education)

by Lt. Tom Wanless, WanlessT@Michigan.gov The Michigan Department of Natural Resources now offers boater safety and hunter education as interactive online courses, giving students an enhanced experience that exposes them to real-life scenarios. The interactive...

New Magazine Innovation for MLSA

The Michigan Riparian as interactive flip book content I’m excited to share our newest innovation. We now offer The Michigan Riparian magazine as an interactive flip book.  Members and subscribers will now be able to view and interact with the pages on their...

EGLE Cites Dock at Road End

by Paul J Sniadecki, MLSA Board Director The matter of docks at public road ends has been reported on by MLSA for long over a decade. Generally such activity is prohibited by the provisions of “MCL 324.30111b Public road end; prohibited use; violation as misdemeanor;...

October 2023 newsletter, available a little early!

We have so many exciting things to share this month, we just couldn’t wait to tell you all about it. Read, share, and enjoy your October: https://mailchi.mp/mymlsa.org/october-2023-newsletter