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...

Permits… What’s Up with EGLE Permits? – Part 3

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...

MiCorps Conference Recordings Available

The 2021 MiCorps Volunteer Lake and Stream Monitoring Conference was held on November 17 online. Nearly 200 people participated in the sessions, the recordings of which are now available for viewing at this link.

MLSA Members take Intro to Lakes for FREE in 2022!

A Gift for MLSA Members: FREE* 2022 Intro to Lakes *Please read full details below This January, develop a deeper understanding of inland lakes by enrolling in the Introduction to Lakes Online course. Introduction to Lakes Online is a nationally recognized award...

January 2022 Newsletter

Happy New Year from MLSA, we have lots to share with you: https://mailchi.mp/mymlsa.org/january-2022-newsletter

Request for proposals: 2023 Lake Conservation Grant

From MGLP Coordinator Joe Nohner, MDNR We request project proposals for funding from the Midwest Glacial Lakes Partnership (MGLP) 2023 Lake Conservation Grant. The MGLP is one of twenty partnerships that span the nation under the umbrella of the National Fish Habitat...

Our Conference and more…

We hope you will save the date (and a room at Crystal Mountain) for our 61st Annual Conference. We are very excited to bring everyone together in person for some excellent sessions, networking opportunities, and a chance to commune with your fellow water enthusiasts!...

Happy Holidays and December 2021 News

On behalf of the board and staff of Michigan Lakes and Streams Association, I want to wish you Happy Holidays during this wonderful time of the year. We hope you are healthy and cozy this season. Feel free to reach out with any of your lake and stream related issues...

Surface Water Wins!

By Paul J Sniadecki, MLSA Board Director Do you remember the federal Clean Water Act (CWA)? Perhaps, if you do not or never heard of it, you should. In any event, riparians can be relieved that action taken on November 18, 2021 will restore federal protections for...

Permits… What’s up with EGLE Permits? Part II

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’s 2022 Meeting Schedule Announced

MLSA 2022 Virtual Meeting Schedule Saturday, January 8, 2022 at 9:30am – Communication Options for Associations Virtual event: Join us to discuss ways to reach your members and residents with your association’s message. We will discuss different platforms...

Happy Thanksgiving and a late November update

Read our latest update about the STR Bill, the Clean Boats, Clean Waters grant opportunity, and more. Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving and beginning to your holiday season. https://mailchi.mp/mymlsa.org/thanksgiving-2021-update

Remove bird feeders while black bears prepare for hibernation

MDNR contact: Rachel Leightner, 517-243-5813 If you’ve been following along with Fat Bear Week 2021 hosted by the National Park Service, you know that this time of year, brown bears are packing on the pounds in preparation for a long winter spent in their dens. Here...

Short-term Rental Preemption Bill Passed By House – Moving in Senate

by Jennifer Rigterink of the Michigan Municipal League While most people were sleeping (at 2AM!) the state House passed House Bill 4722(H-11) by a vote of 55-48. The legislation states a short-term rental is a residential use of property and a permitted use in all...