Michigan Riparian

As our beautiful lake starts to wake up for the season, and docks start to appear on the shores, it might be a good time to remind you all about a wonderful resource available to all riparians.  The Michigan Riparian Foundation, located in Stanton, MI, has been putting out a quality magazine dedicated to all things lake related since 1977.  What’s more, there’s an online archive of all their past issues, which is a veritable treasure trove of fascinating material.  Even better, however, is a subscription to the magazine, which for a nominal fee of $14 per year brings you the very latest news and advice regarding lake living.  Think of it as an investment in a worthwhile organization .. with the added benefit of a magazine!

Just browsing through the Summer 2015 issue I can see articles such “Starry stonewort: Essential Information for Lakefront Property Owners”, “Golf Cart News” (which clarifies the legal use of golf carts on public roads), and “What’s Happening Upstream? Results from an intensive two-year assessment of Lake Charlevoix tributaries”.  There’s much much more, of course. Take my advice and take a moment out of your busy day to visit the Michigan Riparian Foundation.  You won’t be sorry you did.

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Mark Smith

Grew up in Petoskey, so perhaps one of the few people in Leland who headed south to end up "Up North". Graduated from U of M. Taught in Scotland for 10 years, came back to Leland in 1989 and taught English for 25 years at Leland Public School. Still teach part time for NMC. My lovely wife is named Marjory - three grown kids (two living locally) and three grandkids. We live on N. Lake Leelanau with access to both lakes Michigan and Leelanau Life is good!