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Michigan Lakes and Streams Association, Inc. is a non-profit, state-wide organization dedicated to the preservation, protection and wise management of Michigan’s vast treasure of inland lakes and streams. We achieve our mission by supporting riparian associations as well as the collective and individual educational, stewardship and conservation initiatives of our members which include lake associations, concerned citizens, commercial and non-profit businesses as well as our public and private collaborative partners.

Michigan Lakes and Streams Association, Inc. (MLSA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation made up of organizations, corporations, associations, and individuals who share our goal of preserving and protecting Michigan’s vast heritage of freshwater resources.

The corporation was created in 1961 and now includes over 750 individual members, and more than 250 associations whose aggregate statewide membership exceeds 100,000.

The primary goal of MLSA is to assist associations as well as individual riparian property owners in water resource friendly techniques and methods of protecting their investment in waterfront property.

Michigan Lakes and Streams Association, Inc. is a collaborative partnership oriented organization that serves as the Program Administrator for the MiCorps Cooperative Lakes Monitoring Program and is an active partner in the Michigan Inland Lakes Partnership and the Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership.

Membership in Michigan Lakes and Streams Association, Inc., is open to any individual, lake, stream, or watershed association, organization, or corporation who shares our interest in preserving the high quality of Michigan’s inland lakes for future generations.

For information about our Board of Directors, Officers, staff and committee members, check the Board and Staff page of this web site.

If you would like more information on Michigan Lakes and Streams Association, Inc., please contact: Melissa DeSimone at melissa.desimone@mymlsa.org.