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Who We Are


Michigan Lakes and Streams Association, Inc. is a state-wide, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and protection 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 education 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.

The corporation was created in 1961 and now includes over 1,500 individual members, 50 corporate and nonprofit partners, and more than 250 associations whose aggregate statewide membership exceeds 100,000.

Michigan Lakes and Streams Association, Inc. is a collaborative 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 about Michigan Lakes and Streams Association, Inc., please contact: Melissa DeSimone at melissa.desimone@mymlsa.org.