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Michigan Lake & Stream Association Conference April 20 – 21 at Crystal Mountain Resort

Education, News March 29, 2018 No Response

Crystal Mountain Resort in Thompsonville, Mi. will host the 57th annual conference for the Michigan Lake and Stream Associations, Inc.
Preserving Your Freshwater Gem: The Essentials of Lake Stewardship,” is the topic for the weekend conference held on Friday and Saturday, April 20 and 21.

Register for the conference here.

Michigan Lake and Stream Associations, Inc. is a non-profit, primarily volunteer organization dedicated to preserving, protecting and  effectively managing Michigan’s vast treasure of inland lakes and streams as well as advocating for the protection of riparian property rights. 

Key Note Speakers at the conference will be:

  • MI State Senator Rebekah Warren
  • MDNR Parks and Recreation Chief Ron Olson
  • Tip of the Mitt Watershed Policy Director Grenetta Thomassey
  • Higgins Lake Foundation Chair Vicki Springstead

There will be many interesting topics discussed at the conference, among them: Inland Lake Ecology 101The Role of Lake Associations in Promoting Lake StewardshipThe Importance of Natural ShorelinesThe Economic Value of Michigan’s Inland LakesEstablishing the Value of a Lake AssociationManaging Invasive Starry stonewortNon-chemical control of invasive phragmites Swimmer’s Itch SeminarAquatic Plant IdentificationRiparian Rights and Water Law Update with ML&SA Attorney Clifford H. BloomMiCorps Cooperative Lakes Monitoring Program Volunteer Training, and many more.

To register for the ML&SA 57th Annual Conference, click here.

Learn more about the 57th annual conference for the Michigan Lake and Stream Associations, Inc. here.


Planning and Zoning at the Watershed Level

Education January 18, 2018 No Response

The Glen Lake Association has begun a watershed protection project that will involve the GLA and our three townships – Glen Arbor, Empire, and Kasson. We have hired Tony Groves as our lake management consultant with Progressive AE in Grand Rapids. Tony is the Water Resources Practice Leader in the civil engineering group. He has over 30 years of experience working with lake communities throughout Michigan to ensure successful implementation of lake and watershed management projects. If you have any questions about this project, please contact Rob Karner, watershed biologist for further information. rkarner@leelanau.org.

 


Hatlem Creek – At the Source

Education, Get Involved January 12, 2018 No Response

This video was produced by the Leelanau Conservancy, showing the pristine upper reaches of Hatlem Creek as well as the marl spring at its source. Hatlem Creek is the largest stream feeding into Glen Lake.