MLSA’s Spring Webinar Series

This series is generously sponsored by the Glen Lake Association, celebrating 75 years!
Topic #1: MI Shoreland Stewards Program: Are you a steward? Are you sure? Protecting a lake is more than picking up pet waste and not using phosphorus based fertilizer. Find out how to use the online survey to assess your property, receive general recommendations for improvements and what kind of resources there are to help engage your lake community in participating as well. Presented by Julia Kirkwood, EGLE Water Resources Division: Nonpoint Source Program.
When: Apr 3, 2020 Recording:
MSSP Presentation PDF

#2: Land Use and River Stability: How Runoff Affects Rivers with Ralph Reznick an engineer with EGLE’s Nonpoint Source Program, he talks about our rivers – what goes into them and how we can keep river water clean.
When: Apr 10, 2020 Recording:
River Presentation PDF

#3: Rising Water Levels and Impacts on Inland Lakes – Learn about the current status of Great Lakes high water levels and how inland lakes are impacted from Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council policy director, Jennifer McKay. Topics covered during the webinar include best management practices for shoreline protection and advice to ensure your septic system is functioning properly and how to protect your drinking water during periods of high water. As Policy Director, Jennifer is responsible for federal, Great Lakes Basin wide, state, and local policy and advocacy to improve the level of protection for our water resources.
When: Apr 17, 2020 Recording:
Rising Water Presentation PDF

#4: Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) learn more about this topic that we have been reporting on in this newsletter with Lynn Henning, Regional Associate of the Socially Responsible Agricultural Project and Gail Philbin, Director of the Michigan Chapter of the Sierra Club
When: Apr 24, 2020 Recording: Part 1 with Gail Philbin Part 2 with Lynn Henning
Additional Resources: Resources from Lynn Henning
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#5: MLSA Scholarship Presentation and Riparian Rights Update with Attorney Cliff Bloom.
When: April 29, 2020 Recording:

#6: Sue ’em! Liabilities of Being A Riparian and Boat Owner will discuss the many liability areas of waterfront ownership. We will discuss your potential liability relative to your shore, swimming, your land under the water, your house, the water from your well, your dock, driving off your dock, motor boating, water skiing and tubing, kayaking, canoeing, sailing interference with your neighbor’s rights and the many other areas where you can get sued. This session is with Mark Teicher – MLSA board member and Distinguished Michigan Attorney

Topic: Sue ’em!
When: May 8, 2020 01:00 PM Eastern Time
Sue ‘Em Presentation PDF

#7: Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB) in Michigan with Dr. Doug Pullman and other speakers to be confirmed, please check back soon!

Topic: MLSA 2020 Webinar – Session 7 – HABs
When: May 15, 2020 01:00 PM Eastern Time
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#8: Short Term Rentals – Rep. Jason Sheppard, Brad Ward (Michigan Realtors), Jennifer Rigterink (MML), John Nash (Spring Lake Twp. Supervisor) **PLEASE NOTE: THIS SESSION STARTS AT 2PM**

Topic: Short Term Rentals
When: May 22, 2020 02:00 PM Eastern Time
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