Michigan Chapter, North American Lake Management Society
The purpose of McNALMS is to promote understanding and comprehensive management of Michigan's inland lake ecosystems
Upcoming Events Protecting Your Shoreline: A Workshop for Inland Lakefront Property Owners Saturday, March 25, 2017, 8:30 am- 3:30 pm Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, Waterford, MI 48328 Michigan State University Extension is sponsoring a Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership educational workshop for property owners interested in creating, restoring and managing natural shorelines. This workshop is designed to educate interested lakefront property owners on natural erosion control methods and will discuss techniques for using natural landscaping along the shoreline to provide erosion control and habitat value while maintaining the aesthetic value of the lakefront. Topics for the workshop include:
Healthy lake ecosystems
Designing and maintaining natural landscapes on lake shorelines
Bio-engineering techniques to address high impact shorelines
Michigan shoreline plants- native and invasive
Using native plants in shoreline landscapes
Attracting fish and wildlife to your shoreline
State of Michigan rules and regulations
Local examples of natural shoreline projects
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Registration cost is $50/person on or before March 22, 2017. The cost is $75/person on or after March 23, 2017. Register online (if unable to register online or if you experience difficulties, call 248-858-1639): https://events.anr.msu.edu/2017naturalshorelineoakland/
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A popular recreational activity is the use of Wake Boats for wake boarding. These types of boats create huge waves and may be detrimental to lake shorelines, bottom plants and sediments, and other recreationalists. What is the real impact of these boats from an environmental, safety-wise, and economical perspective? Two students, Erin Jarvie and Marlena Smith, taking a Water Policy and Management course at Michigan State University recently addressed that issue as for their class project and provided their report to McNALMS. You can read their report by clicking here.
Applications Being Accepted for the 2017 Class for the Lake and Stream Leaders Institute
Applications are now being accepted for the Michigan Lake and Stream Leaders Institute. You are invited to apply for the Class of 2017. Citizens, professionals, and undergraduate and graduate students are all welcome. As an Institute participant, you will increase your understanding of lake and stream science and management, and learn leadership skills necessary to work through the sometimes challenging issues surrounding lake and stream protection, all through interactive, hands-on experiences with expert instructors and peers:
Study fish, insects, and habitat in Michigan lakes and rivers
Develop conflict resolution and communication skills
Discover new resources and partnership opportunities
Explore Michigan water law, regulations, and programs
Apply your new knowledge and skills in an independent project
The Institute employs a combination of classroom activities, field experiences, and independent work over three sessions: June 2-3 at the Kettunen Center near Cadillac, August 18-19 at Kellogg Biological Station near Kalamazoo, and October 6 at Michigan State University in East Lansing. Instructors are leaders and experts in their fields including university faculty, agency professionals, and leaders of non-profit organizations. The Institute is a partnership program offered by Michigan State University Extension, Michigan Lake and Stream Associations, Inc., and the MSU Department of Fisheries and Wildlife.
The application deadline is March 30, 2017. Tuition for the 2017 Institute is $400, and includes all materials, meals, field trips, equipment, and overnight lodging. Limited scholarships are available. For application forms and more information about the 2017 Institute, visit the LSLI home page. You can also contact Institute Director Dr. Jo Latimore at firstname.lastname@example.org or 517-432-1491.
Upcoming McNALMS Board Meeting for 2017
Wednesday, May 3
Wednesday, August 16
Wednesday, November 1
All meetings are open to members (RSVP to the Executive Director (email@example.com) if you plan to attend). Meetings begin at 9:30am in 105 Manly Miles Bldg., 1405 S. Harrison Rd., East Lansing, MI unless noted otherwise.
Encourages cooperation and interaction among lake and watershed professionals, practitioners and managers to address problems impacting Michigan's lakes.
Promotes the sharing of information and experiences on scientific, financial, administrative, legal, and legislative aspects of lake and watershed management.
Fosters the development of lake restoration and protection programs at local, state, and national levels.
Promotes wise lake management by enhancing public awareness through education.
Provides a forum for citizens and managers to share ideas and promote common objectives.
Great Inland Lakes
Michigan's freshwater resources are perhaps its greatest treasures. Dotted with thousands of inland lakes, Michigan enjoys a unique resource that is unparalleled. For all of us who live, work and play on these wonderful lake resources, their is a vital role to be played in their protection, management and wise use.
The Michigan Chapter of the North American Lake Management Society (NALMS) is a group of professionals, practitioners, and interested citizens, who care about the preservation and wise management of Michigan lakes. Focusing on inland lakes, McNALMS is an affiliate member of the North American Lake Management Society (NALMS - www.nalms.org), an international society. Through this affiliation, McNALMS is able to draw on the expertise of scientists, engineers, policymakers, and citizens from throughout the world.
McNALMS includes members from state, federal and local agencies as well as professionals working in limnology, biology, fisheries, recreation, and engineering. The Chapter provides a unique opportunity for individuals, groups and lake advocates to come together to achieve shared lake protection and restoration objectives.
If you share our interest in protecting and restoring Michigan's wonderful lake resources, we invite you to join with us and add your voice to our growing and active effort.