Since joining this organization and becoming communications chair over two years ago I have been pleased to make new friends and eager to help spread the word of all the good work done by LLLA. Today, however, I am writing to let you know that, due to increased outside commitments, I will need to pass the baton to someone else.
So .. you think this winter is hard? Three years ago .. now that was a real winter! The winter of 2013-14 was unrelenting, dumping massive amounts of snow on us, leaving us reeling. There was nowhere left to put the snow!
I’ve included a few movies to remind you what a real winter looks like.
We our pleased to announce our affiliation with Michigan Shoreland Stewards, a program which provides recognition for lakefront property owners who are protecting inland lakes through best management practices on their property.
Become a Michigan Shoreland Steward!
Each year more and more lake front properties are being developed and natural lakefront habitats are becoming scarce.
I want to give a shout-out to a site I’ve just discovered: Northwest Michigan Invasive Species Network. As part of the Michigan Invasive Species Coalition, NWMISN provides information and advice for “Protecting, enhancing, and promoting northwest Michigan’s natural communities through terrestrial invasive plant management and outreach.”
The mission statement goes on to say “The Northwest Michigan Invasive Species Network (ISN) works directly with partners in four counties: Benzie, Grand Traverse, Leelanau, and Manistee.
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.