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Marbled Crayfish Added to Michigan Prohibited Species List

The marbled crayfish has been added to Michigan’s list of prohibited species. Marbled crayfish have the ability to reproduce by cloning and can produce up to 700 eggs per reproductive cycle. Prohibited species cannot be possessed, introduced, imported, sold, or offered for sale as a live organism, except under certain circumstances. Although it is yet […]

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Michigan Lakes and Streams Association Webinar

The Michigan Lakes and Streams Association has its 2020 Spring Webinar available online for anyone to watch. The Spring Webinar Series is full of valuable information for any riparian, so be sure to check it out. Visit the MLSA website for webinar schedule and info and visit the MLSA YouTube Channel to watch the series. […]

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What boaters need to know during “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order

  From the Executive Order 2020-42 FAQ   Q: Does boating constitute “outdoor activity” under the new executive order? A: Physical outdoor activity like kayaking, canoeing, and sailing is permitted under the order, but using a motorboat, a jet ski, or other similar watercraft is not. Any outdoor activity permitted under the order, including boating, […]

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Phragmites Control

Phragmites are threatening the health of Michigan’s wetlands and shorelines. The best time to start control and management of phragmites is right now.

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Red Swamp Crayfish

The red swamp crayfish has been detected in Michigan. Learn more about identifying and reporting the red swamp crayfish here.

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New Boating and Fishing Laws for 2019

New boating and fishing laws to protect Michigan’s waterways against the spread of invasive species took effect March 21, 2019. Click here to learn more about how these changes may affect you. Additionally, check out the video below from Michigan EGLE on how you can help stop aquatic hitchhikers.  

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