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Featured Water – The Clinton River

Clinton River Watershed Explorer: https://iwr.msu.edu/clintonriver/

Volunteer with the Clinton River Watershed Council: https://www.crwc.org/events/volunteer/keeping-it-clean

This feature was brought to us by Lois Wolfson, MSU Institute of Water Research in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife. Lois will be retiring at the end of the summer, to read about her full career of important work, check out this article: 2018 Distinguished Academic Staff Awards. Thanks to Lois for all she has contributed to freshwater research!

Attorney Writes – Which Ordinance?

In this article, Cliff Bloom references five previous articles on the problem of boats anchoring at a sandbar or shallow area offshore where the occupants are partying for hours. Here are those articles:

Extinguishing Unwanted and Unused Roads, Alleys, and Parks (and other Assorted Lake Issues)” (Fall, 2022)

Unusual (But Potentially Helpful) Local Municipal Regulations” (Fall, 2012)

Mooring One’s Boat Over the Riparian Bottomlands of Another” (Winter, 2018)

I Can No Longer Even Enjoy My Lake…” (Winter, 2016)

Twixt the Water and the Land” (Summer, 2018)

Throwback Article

Original Fall 1983 Issue of The Michigan Riparian, the message 40 years ago.

Forest to MI Faucet Program of Michigan DNR

Program Website: Mi.gov/ForestToMiFaucet

Design ideas, native plant lists and trained landscapers can be found at ShorelinePartnership.org

Planting trees near water or placing dead wood into the lake (EGLE permit required) provides great fish habitat – see ForestsForFish.org

Related Webinar from the Drinking Water: Protecting MI Source Webinar Series

“Healthy Forests Protect Your Drinking Water” held on May 23, 2023, recording link

Healthy Lakes and Proper Land Use: A Critical Recipe for Lake Protection

Proper septic system and drain field maintenance and repair: https://www.epa.gov/septic

Low Impact Development (LID): https://www.epa.gov/nps/urban-runoff-low-impact-development

Soil Testing Kits from MSU: https://homesoiltest.msu.edu/

Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership: https://www.shorelinepartnership.org/

Guide to Composting: https://www.compostguide.com/using-leaves-for-composting/

Types of wetlands, function, and importance: https://www.epa.gov/wetlands

MDNR on Goose Control

62nd Annual Conference Recap

Slides from Presentations

2023 Riparian of the Year: Rusty Gowland Video

MDNR Officially Releases Boat Wake Report: Fisheries Division, Report 37 is better than ever
Permits… What’s up with EGLE permits?