Friday & Saturday – April 21st & 22, 2017 at Crystal Mountain Resort
“Bridging the Resource Gaps: Enhancing the Ability of Lakefront Communities to Prevent and Manage Aquatic Invasive Species”

 

For more information about the Michigan Lake and Stream Associations 56th Annual Conference, contact Scott Brown, Executive Director, at sbrown@mlswa.org, or call 989-831-5100 Extension 105.

For information regarding 56th Annual Conference related commercial and non-profit exhibitor opportunities, contact Beth Cook, conference coordinator, at rcook@tricountyschools.com, or by calling 989-831-5100 Extension 104.

To register for the ML&SA 56th Annual Conference the “old fashioned” way by mailing in a preregistration form with your credit card information or check, download the preregistration form by clicking here

To register for the MiCorps Cooperative Lakes Monitoring Program parameter training event that co-occurs with the ML&SA annual conference, you may print out a preregistration form by clicking here

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2017 ML&SA Annual Conference - April 21st & 22nd (Full Conference)
Open Seats UNLIMITED
2017-4-21
8:00 am
-2017-4-22
5:00 pm
2017 ML&SA Annual Conference - Friday April 21st Only
Open Seats UNLIMITED
2017-4-21
8:00 am
-2017-4-22
5:00 pm
2017 ML&SA Annual Conference - Saturday April 22nd Only
Open Seats UNLIMITED
2017-4-21
8:00 am
-2017-4-22
5:00 pm
2017 MiCorps CLMP Training
Open Seats UNLIMITED
2017-4-21
8:00 am
-2017-4-22
5:00 pm
2017 MiCorps CLMP Training with MEAL PACKAGE UPGRADE
Open Seats UNLIMITED
2017-4-21
8:00 am
-2017-4-22
5:00 pm

2017 ML&SA Annual Conference - April 21st & 22nd (Full Conference)


Apr 21,2017 - Apr 22,2017 Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Michigan Lake & Stream Associations 2017 56th Annual Conference Please Note: 1.) Meals included: Friday (Lunch & Banquet) - Saturday (Breakfast & Lunch) 2.) Conference registration fee does NOT include lodging. Cash and Check Payments Accepted for Walk-In Registration at Conference. Click here for a direct hotel registration link: Crystal Mountain Resort Hotel reservation phone number: 855- 520 - 2974 Use group code=45Y0GK ==

Here is a direct link to the Crystal Mountain online booking system with your group code.  If the group code (45Y0GK) does not populate into the online booking system form automatically, it is possible your organization’s security settings may be blocking this.  In this case, after you click the link and get to the online booking system, you may need to click on the “Have A Special Code?” link on the form and key in your group code (45Y0GK) manually to view the selections for your group.


Location

Crystal Mountain Resort
12500 Crystal Mountain Dr.
Thompsonville, Michigan 49683

Event Fees:

ML&SA 2017 Annual Conference Full Registration $ 195.00

2017 ML&SA Annual Conference - Friday April 21st Only


Apr 21,2017 - Apr 22,2017 Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Michigan Lake & Stream Associations 2017 56th Annual Conference Please Note: 1.) Lunch and banquet meals are included. 2.) Conference registration fee does NOT include lodging. Cash and Check Payments Accepted for Walk-In Registration at Conference. Click here for a direct hotel registration link: Crystal Mountain Resort Hotel reservation phone number: 855-520-2974 Use group code=45Y0GK == Here is a direct link to the Crystal Mountain online booking system with your group code.  If the group code (45Y0GK) does not populate into the online booking system form automatically, it is possible your organization’s security settings may be blocking this.  In this case, after you click the link and get to the online booking system, you may need to click on the “Have A Special Code?” link on the form and key in your group code (45Y0GK) manually to view the selections for your group.

Location

Crystal Mountain Resort
12500 Crystal Mountain Dr.
Thompsonville, Michigan 49683

Event Fees:

ML&SA 2017 Annual Conference Full Registration $ 120.00

2017 ML&SA Annual Conference - Saturday April 22nd Only


Apr 21,2017 - Apr 22,2017 Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Michigan Lake & Stream Associations 2017 56th Annual Conference Please Note: 1.) A lunch meal is included. 2.) Conference registration fee does NOT include lodging. Cash and Check Payments Accepted for Walk-In Registration at Conference. Click here for a direct hotel registration link: Crystal Mountain Resort Hotel reservation phone number: 855-520-2974 Use group code=45Y0GK == Here is a direct link to the Crystal Mountain online booking system with your group code.  If the group code (45Y0GK) does not populate into the online booking system form automatically, it is possible your organization’s security settings may be blocking this.  In this case, after you click the link and get to the online booking system, you may need to click on the “Have A Special Code?” link on the form and key in your group code (45Y0GK) manually to view the selections for your group.

Location

Crystal Mountain Resort
12500 Crystal Mountain Dr.
Thompsonville, Michigan 49683

Event Fees:

ML&SA 2017 Annual Conference Full Registration $ 100.00

2017 MiCorps CLMP Training


Apr 21,2017 - Apr 22,2017 Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
PLEASE NOTE: Even though the MiCorps Cooperative Lakes Monitoring Program Volunteer Training Event is free, you are responsible for the cost of food and lodging. Lodging option: Click here for a direct hotel registration link: Crystal Mountain Resort Hotel reservation phone number: 855- 520 - 2974 Use group code=45Y0GK Weekend meal voucher upgrade: Although meals are NOT provided, if you wish to purchase a weekend meal package upgrade the cost is $85. This includes Friday lunch and dinner banquette, as well as breakfast and lunch on Saturday. Friday, April 21st Classes Secchi Disk Spring Phosphorus Summer Phosphorus Chlorophyll Dissolved Oxygen Exotic Aquatic Plant Watch Score the Shore Saturday, April 22nd Classes Aquatic Plant Identification Aquatic Plant Mapping • Completing this form will register you for the free MiCorps CLMP training sessions only. • You must be pre-enrolled for 2017 CLMP parameters prior to attending the training event. • Please note: Completing this form does not enroll you or your lake in CLMP parameters! • If you plan on attending ML&SA annual conference related events and seminars, you must • register in advance or at the door and pay all conference registration fees.      

Location

Crystal Mountain Resort
12500 Crystal Mountain Dr.
Thompsonville, Michigan 49683

Event Fees:

2017 CLMP Training $ 0.00

2017 MiCorps CLMP Training with MEAL PACKAGE UPGRADE


Apr 21,2017 - Apr 22,2017 Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
PLEASE NOTE: Even though the MiCorps Cooperative Lakes Monitoring Program Volunteer Training Event is free, you are responsible for the cost of food and lodging. HOWEVER, this $85 upgrade package includes Friday lunch and dinner banquette, as well as breakfast and lunch on Saturday. Lodging option: Click here for a direct hotel registration link: Crystal Mountain Resort Hotel reservation phone number: 855- 520 - 2974 Use group code=45Y0GK Friday, April 21st Classes Secchi Disk Spring Phosphorus Summer Phosphorus Chlorophyll Dissolved Oxygen Exotic Aquatic Plant Watch Score the Shore Saturday, April 22nd Classes Aquatic Plant Identification Aquatic Plant Mapping • Completing this form will register you for the free MiCorps CLMP training sessions only. • You must be pre-enrolled for 2017 CLMP parameters prior to attending the training event. • Please note: Completing this form does not enroll you or your lake in CLMP parameters! • If you plan on attending ML&SA annual conference related events and seminars, you must • register in advance or at the door and pay all conference registration fees.      

Location

Crystal Mountain Resort
12500 Crystal Mountain Dr.
Thompsonville, Michigan 49683

Event Fees:

2017 CLMP Training $ 85.00

Michigan Lake & Stream Associations (ML&SA) 56th annual conference “Bridging the Resource Gaps: Enhancing the Ability of Lakefront Communities to Prevent and Manage Aquatic Invasive Species” is dedicated to providing participants with the knowledge, information, and ideas they need to improve the collective ability of their lakefront communities to prevent and/or manage aquatic invasive species. The ML&SA conference also represents an outstanding opportunity for participants to learn about the latest efforts to control invasive mussel populations, the status of starry stonewort in Michigan waters, purple loosestrife management initiatives, and the efforts of the Michigan Swimmers Itch Partnership in working to find a solution to a serious problem that has plagued lake users for decades.

The conference will open on Friday, April 21st at 10:00 AM with keynote addresses by Jon Allan, Director of the Michigan Office of the Great Lakes, and Lisa Brush, Executive Director of the Michigan Stewardship Network who will discuss state and local efforts to prevent and manage aquatic invasive species. Conference attendees will also have an opportunity to attend workshops and sessions ranging in topic from applying for invasive species prevention and management grants from the Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program (MISGP) to working effectively with local government officials, and lake management professionals.

Conference attendees are also encouraged to participate in open panel discussions dedicated to exploring issues related to Michigan’s need to establish an equitable and sustainable system of public funding for aquatic invasive species management projects; and to learn about preventing and managing invasive species from regional water resource commissioners, and lake association leaders. Participants can also learn about the latest federal, state, and district court cases that have had an impact on riparian rights and water law from noted Attorney-at-Law Clifford H. Bloom, senior partner in the firm Bloom Sluggett Morgan Law of Grand Rapids.

 ML&SA 56th Annual Conference Promotional Flyer

ML&SA 56th Annual Conference Press Release

ML&SA 56th Annual Conference Agenda

MiCorps CLMP Training Event Agenda

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