Michigan Inland Lakes Partnership


Mobile Boat Wash available for summer events 

Michigan Inland Lakes Partnership logoThe Michigan State University Mobile Boat Wash units and crews are available to provide boater education, demonstrations and free boat washes across Michigan this summer. The program is part of a statewide effort to stop the spread of aquatic invasive species in Michigan’s lakes and rivers, and is available at no cost to communities through support from the US Forest Service and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. View the program flyer or Facebook page to learn more. 






Natural Shoreline workshops in the Upper Peninsula - July

This July, MSU Extension will offer two workshops in the UP on Protecting Lake Shorelines: A Program for Lakefront Property Owners and Local Government Officials. The MSU Extension workshop will teach lake property owners and local officials the benefits of maintaining shorelines in a natural state and teach about tools and resources for property owners to plan and protect natural shorelines. Additionally, local government officials will learn how to better accommodate lakes in plans and local regulations. Specific topics include Introduction to Shorelines; Planning, designing your natural shoreline project; Maintenance and Natural Shoreline Successes; Planning and Zoning for Natural Shorelines; Michigan Shoreline Rules and Regulations; and Michigan Shoreland Stewards Program. Participants will also enjoy a field component examining local natural shoreline projects. Workshops will be taught by natural resource and public policy experts from MSU Extension. The workshop locations and dates are: July 27 in Curtis, and July 28 in Watersmeet. More information and registration here


“Life on the Lake” free workshop at Higgins Lake - June 24

Join the Higgins Lake Foundation and Michigan State University Extension for this one-day workshop to learn more about inland lake ecology and how we can work together to be good stewards of our beautiful water resources. Open to all! Click here for the event flyer.

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