About ML&SA

Michigan Lake and Stream Associations, Inc. is a non-profit, state-wide organization dedicated to the preservation, protection and wise management of Michigan’s vast treasure of inland lakes and streams. We achieve our mission by supporting riparian associations as well as the collective and individual educational, stewardship and conservation initiatives of our members which include lake and stream associations, concerned citizens, commercial and non-profit businesses as well as our public and private collaborative partners.

Michigan Lake and Stream Associations, Incorporated (ML&SA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation made up of organizations, corporations, associations and individuals who share our goal of preserving and protecting Michigan’s vast heritage of freshwater resources.

The corporation was created in 1961 and now includes over 300 individual members, and more than 250 lake, river and stream associations whose aggregate statewide membership exceeds 100,000.

The primary goal of ML&SA is to assist lake, river and stream and watershed associations as well as individual riparian property owners in water resource friendly techniques and methods of protecting their investment in waterfront property.

Michigan Lake and Stream Associations is a collaborative partnership oriented organization that serves as the Program Administrator for the MiCorps Cooperative Lakes Monitoring Program and is an active partner in the Michigan Inland Lakes Partnership and the Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership.

Membership in Michigan Lake and Stream Associations, is open to any individual, lake, stream, or watershed association, organization, or corporation who shares our interest in preserving the high quality of Michigan’s inland lakes and streams for future generations.

For information about our Board of Directors, Officers, staff and committee members, check the Leadership Team page of this web site.

If you would like more information on Michigan Lake and Stream Associations, please contact: Dick Morey, ML&SA President, at 269-424-5863 or Scott Brown, ML&SA Executive Director, at 517-914-1684 or you can send an e-mail to the ML&SA electronic mailbox at