Michigan Inland Lakes Partnership


The first Michigan Inland Lakes Convention was a great success!

Michigan Inland Lakes Partnership logoThe Michigan Inland Lakes Partnership thanks you for your interest in Michigan’s first joint conference dedicated to Michigan’s inland lakes!  Nearly 400 lake enthusiasts and professionals converged on Boyne Mountain Resort in Boyne Falls May 1-3, 2014. Visit our Convention page to learn more. 



Save the Dates! MLSA Conference May 1-2, 2015

The 54th Annual Michigan Lake and Stream Associations Conference at Boyne Mountain Resort will feature workshops, seminars, and special sessions about the management and preservation of Michigan’s magnificent water resources. Watch MLSA for conference updates as they develop.


Enrollment is Now Open for the 2015 Cooperative Lakes Monitoring Program!


Track the health of your lake by enrolling in the Cooperative Lakes Monitoring Program. Learn how to assess water quality, identify invasive species, and engage your community. Join over 225 communities across Michigan who are dedicated to protecting our inland lakes. Training, assistance, and equipment are included with enrollment. Learn more at the Michigan Clean Water Corps (MiCorps) website.

Shoreline Educator Training Offered

Oct. 27 in Bellaire: The Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership’s “Shoreline Educator Training” is a one-day training for individuals interested in joining the network of individuals equipped with the tools to conduct inland lake natural shoreline programs for property owners. If you are a natural resource organization representative, member of a waterfront property owners’ association, local government official, or watershed resident interested in motiviating your community to learn more - and do more - about protecting your lake and local water quality, then this workshop is for you! Learn more…

MiCorps 10th Annual Volunteer Monitoring Conference

October 27-28 in Roscommon - Have an interest in monitoring the health of your lake, or developing a better understanding of what the data mean and how they can be used to protect our inland lakes? Plan to attend this annual event that highlights Michigan’s lake and stream volunteer monitoring programs. Learn more…

Step Up to Cooperatively Manage Your Lake’s Plant Community

(J. Herbert, Michigan State University Extension, and R. Thum, Grand Valley State University) Identification and mapping are key components of aquatic plant management for your lake. Volunteer citizen scientists can make it happen. Read more…

Keeping an Eye on Hybrid Watermilfoils in Michigan Lakes

(J. Herbert, Michigan State University Extension, and R. Thum, Grand Valley State University) Grand Valley State scientists warn that native and invasive watermilfoils are hybridizing. Genetic testing of plants can inform management decisions. Read more…

How to Support MILP

Please click HERE to find out how you can support the Michigan Inland Lakes Partnership.