Dates Set for the Second Michigan Inland Lakes Convention
The next Michigan Inland Lakes Convention will be held April 28-30, 2016, at Boyne Mountain Resort in Boyne Falls. We hope to see you there! In the meantime, you can catch up on the action from the 2014 Convention on our Convention page.
Introduction to Lakes course: Coming soon to a computer near you
Michigan State University Extension is offering a new lake ecology and management course online. The 6-week course begins October 6, and covers ecology, watersheds, shoreline management, Michigan water law, aquatic plant management, and citizen involvement in lake stewardship. Enrollment is now open! Learn more here.
Workshop: Lake protection tools for local governments
Three workshops are scheduled in August to help local officials and concerned citizens understand the benefits of inland lakes to communities, the regulations that govern them, and opportunities for enhancing protection at the local level. Visit www.VanBurenCD.org to find one near you!
Your feedback is requested on Michigan’s Water Strategy!
The Michigan Office of the Great Lakes has released a draft Water Strategy that provides a roadmap to achieve a 30-year vision to ensure Michigan’s water resources support healthy ecosystems, citizens, communities and economies. The public is now invited to submit comments, by August 28, and to participate in one of five scheduled Community Convesrations around the state. Read more about the Strategy and opportunities to get involved.
Aquatic plants provide shelter for young fish
(MSU Extension) A single acre of aquatic vegetation can hold hundreds of thousands of small fish. Read more about the role of aquatic vegetation for supporting a healthy fishery.
Asian carp and Hydrilla are too close for comfort
(MSU Extension) Vigilance and precautions are critical following new reports of bighead carp and Hydrilla near Great Lakes shores. Read more…