by Paul J. Sniadecki, MLSA Board Director
Sarah LeSage of the MI EGLE/DEQ states the 52 Lakes/Applicants have all been notified of the decisions on their grant applications. However, her office is not yet prepared to release the summary data at the current time because of the internal review process that EGLE/DEQ must first adhere to. She expects that process to be complete in the near future.
LeSage further advised that the program guidelines were adhered to, which appears to mean only ANC Permits for the sole purpose of control/eradication of only AIS would be approved.
MLSA will continue to monitor this new grant process, and will develop findings and recommendations for the future once the results are fully announced.