Michigan Chapter, North American Lake Management Society
The purpose of McNALMS is to promote understanding and comprehensive management of Michigan's inland lake ecosystems
2016 Michigan Inland Lakes Convention Science and Leadership: A formula for successful lake management and protection
Registration is now open for the 2nd biennial Michigan Inland Lakes Convention on April 28-30 at Boyne Mountain in Boyne Falls, MI. The Convention invites sessions for both scientific and lay audiences including lake practitioners, educators, researchers, lakefront property owners, NGOs, governmental officials, students and others interested in inland lakes.
The Convention is expected to draw more than 400 people and dozens of exhibitors. Included in the three day event will be two keynote addresses, 7 workshops, 1 field trip, 14 concurrent sessions with over 40 speakers, receptions, door prizes, and plenty of networking opportunities. The keynote addresses will be given by Rebecca Williams with Michigan Radio and David Mifsud with Herpetological Resource and Management.
Did you know that since January 1,2012, Michigan law restricts phosphorus fertilizer applications on lawns. For more information click here.
Appreciating Your Lake to Keep Waters Healthy
Lakes Appreciation Month was last July, and Michigan NALMS and the Michigan Inland Lakes Partnership are working to request a Governor's Proclamation that officially recognizes Michigan inland lakes during next year's Lakes Appreciation Month. Click here to see how you can keep our inland lakes healthy.
2016 Student Grants Program Deadline Nears
The deadline is approaching for the 2016 Student Grants Program. McNALMS and Michigan Lake and Stream Associations, Inc., are looking to fund one to three grants proposals from $1000-$2000. A total of $3000 will be available. For full details, see the Grants Program page. The deadline to submit is Friday, February 12, 2016. Announcement of funded proposals will be made in early March.
Great Lakes Conference Scheduled
The 26th annual Great Lakes Conference is scheduled for Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at the Kellogg Center on the Michigan State University campus in East Lansing from 9am-4pm. This year's conference, The Great Lakes: Michigan's Water Heritage will feature presentations that relate to the goals of Michigan's 30 year strategy. The conference is free, however, advanced registration is requested. Please visit www.iwr.msu.edu/events/ANRWeek to see complete agenda, current participant list and link to the registration page.
Update on MSU Extension lake ecology and management education online course
Michigan State University Extension completed its first Introduction to Lakes online course this past November. Ninety-nine people signed up and 97 took the course. The course ran for six consecutive weeks and offered participants video lectures, activities, resources, discussion forums, quizzes, and live chat sessions with Michigan State University Extension experts on topics such as understanding of lake ecology, lake and their watersheds, shorelines, Michigan water law, aquatic plant management, and citizen involvement in lake stewardship.
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.