Learn about lakes from Michigan’s experts

No matter where you live, Michigan has a lot to teach about protecting and preserving our inland lakes. Michigan Inland Lakes Convention: Protecting Lakes Today for Tomorrow will be held online September 14-16, via Zoom.

Held every two years, the convention brings together passionate lakeshore owners, lake scientists, policymakers, and conservationists to spark new ideas and inspire inland lake stewardship. This year’s theme is “Protecting Lakes Today for Tomorrow.”

The program includes more than 45 presentations and workshops focused on issues such as fish management, shoreline landscaping, lake protection and governance, algal blooms, native freshwater mussels, communications, policy, invasive species, lake restoration, and more.

The first two days include keynote speakers regionally recognized for their contribution to lake science and conservation. The convention is a great way to learn from lake management and conservation experts and to learn best practices to protect and preserve inland lakes, in Michigan and in any state. Registration is $60 ($15) for students. The deadline is September 11. Register here, and view the full Convention agenda.

Keynote Speakers are Roger LaBine of the Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and the Native Wild Rice Coalition, presenting “Wild Rice: Returning Lost Wetlands to Our Inland Lakes, 9 a.m. September 14; and Dr. Emily Stanley, Professor in the Department of Integrative Biology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, presenting on the North Temperate Lakes Long-Term Ecological Research Program, 9 a.m. September 15.

The Convention is hosted by the Michigan Inland Lakes Partnership, a collaboration of diverse organizations with a common mission to advance stewardship of Michigan’s inland lake