Michigan Inland Lakes Convention set for May 1-3 in Boyne Falls

The first-ever Michigan Inland Lakes Convention will be held May 1-3 at Boyne Mountain Resort in Boyne Falls. This convention presents an opportunity for lake enthusiasts, lake professionals, researchers, local government officials and other interested individuals to participate in three days of educational presentations and discussions, in-depth workshops, tours, exhibits and much more.

The 2014 Michigan Inland Lakes Convention is brought to you by the Michigan Inland Lakes Partnership, launched in 2008 to promote collaboration in an effort to advance stewardship of the state’s more than 11,000 inland lakes.

The convention is a cooperative effort between many public and private organizations: Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Michigan Chapter of the North American Lake Management Society, Michigan Lake and Stream Associations, Inc., Michigan State University Extension, Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, and Michigan State University Institute of Water Research.

Convention sessions will cover a wide variety of topics including aquatic invasive species management and control; natural shoreline management; Cooperative Lakes Monitoring Program training; and the latest in lake research, riparian rights and water law.

Registration for the convention opened Jan. 6. For more information, including how to register, visit www.michiganlakes.msue.msu.edu.