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MLSA Announces Agenda for 52nd Annual Conference

By March 4, 2013 No Comments

Conference Registration Now Open
to Members and the General Public

STANTON — Michigan Lake and Stream Associations (ML&SA) is proud to announce the agenda for the 52nd  Annual  Conference  that  will  be  held  on Friday  and   Saturday, April  26th & 27th, 2013  at  the Doubletree by Hilton Riverfront Hotel in Bay City.

Since 1961, ML&SA has held an annual conference whose overall theme and substance is focused on  celebrating and learning more about how citizens can contribute to the preservation and protection of Michigan’s vast treasure of high quality inland lakes and streams.

This year’s Annual Conference theme is “Celebrating and Exploring Michigan’s Magnificent Inland Fisheries”. The conference will open on Friday morning with a unique two hour plenary session focused on the status of Michigan’s diverse fish populations and the ecological challenges that must be overcome to ensure that viable recreational fishing opportunities remain for future generations of Michiganders. In addition, the conference will feature a three hour seminar focused on hydraulic fracturing (fracking), the controversial natural gas extraction process that has recently stirred heated  debate throughout Michigan.

Inland lake and stream enthusiasts and lakefront property owners are encouraged to attend this unique conference which will explore the latest techniques for managing aquatic invasive species, controlling lake muck and restoring inland lake natural shorelines. A variety of diverse topics including riparian rights and water law, Michigan water withdrawal laws, working with local townships in protecting your local water resources and inland lake management will also be offered during the two day conference.

In addition, lake and stream products and services companies, Michigan based non-profit environmental organizations as well as the United States Fish and Wildlife Service will host exhibits offering a plethora of free brochures and literature. Conference attendees are also invited to participate in the ML&SA annual banquet on Friday evening and the “bring in an aquatic plant or animal for identification” booth, silent auction and 50-50 raffle.

People interested in registering for the ML&SA 52nd Annual Conference may contact Sharon Wagner, ML&SA Central Office Manager, at e-mail: swagner@mlswa.org; or Scott Brown, ML&SA Executive Director at e-mail: sbrown@mlswa.org.  Annual conference information and registration forms are available for download from    https://www.mymlsa.org/mlsa-52nd-annual-conference

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 Michigan Lake and Stream Associations, Inc., located in Stanton, Michigan, is a statewide non-profit, primarily volunteer organization dedicated to preserving and protecting Michigan’s freshwater resources. To learn more about ML&SA, visit the organization’s web site at  www.mymlsa.org