A Partnership for Michigan’s Lakes
The Michigan Inland Lakes Partnership (MILP) is made up of a broad range of organizations and agencies that have a common interest - protecting inland lakes. Explore this site to learn more about Michigan’s lakes, the organizations involved with the Partnership, and how you can be a part of the effort. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
Promoting collaboration to advance stewardship of Michigan's inland lakes.
News and Announcements
"Introduction to Lakes" Online Course Offered by Michigan State University Extension
Introduction to Lakes is a 6-week online course designed for lake users, property owners, and managers. Participants have 24/7 access to the course, that covers Lake Ecology, Watersheds, Shoreline Management, Water Law, Aquatic Plant Management, and Community Involvement. The course begins January 22. An Early Bird registration rate of $95 is available through December 12; regular registration ($115) will be open through January 8.
Michigan Shoreland Stewards Program wins National Leadership and Service Award
Congratulations to the Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership for recently being recognized by the North American Lake Management Society (NALMS) for their Michigan Shoreland Stewards Program. This voluntary, web-based program offers lakefront property owners the opportunity to take a quiz to evaluate whether they are managing their property in a lake-friendly way, and offers tips along the way to help them understand ways to improve. Individual properties can qualify for Shoreland Steward recognition. NALMS honored the Michigan Shoreland Stewards program with their Leadership and Service Award for Education and Outreach. Take the quiz today and see if you are a Shoreland Steward!
2018 Michigan Inland Lake Convention was held October 4-5 in Grand Rapids
The Michigan Inland Lake Partnership, together with the Michigan Clean Water Corps, hosted the 3rd biennial Michigan Inland Lakes Convention in Grand Rapids. The event included two days of scientific, management, and citizen science sessions focusing on Michigan's inland lakes. Visit our Convention page to view the agenda, presentation abstracts, and speaker contact information.