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Lake Management Resources
See the links below for more information on lake management and aquatic plants.
Protect your lake by becoming a Shoreland Steward. The Michigan Shoreland Steward Program recognizes homeowners who protect inland lakes through best management practices on their own property.
Not sure what to do? Take the RiverSafe Homes survey to learn about water quality protection and pollution prevention activities you can do to protect the waters near your home.
Reach out to us to schedule a consultation at your home. Our certified staff can help you create a plan to protect your lake and preserve the natural beauty surrounding your home. Small changes have big results!
Contact a Water Resources staff member to schedule a time to visit your property.
Harmful Algae Blooms
- Harmful Algae Blooms (EGLE)
- Michigan Harmful Algal Bloom Picture Guide (EGLE)
- Algae Blooming - Michigan State University Extension
- Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB)-Associated Illness - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Report algal blooms in the state of Michigan
- Status and Strategy for Eurasian Water Milfoil Management
- Status and Strategy for Starry Stonewort Management
- Status and Strategy for Flowering Rush Management
- Plant Reference Chart
- A Beginner’s Guide to Water Management: Muck Causes and Corrective Actions
- Assessment of the Effectiveness of Muck-Digesting Bacterial Pellets
Michigan's Phosphorous Fertilizer Law
- Sebastian the Goose Encourages Natural Shorelines (video)
- Geese Management Techniques
- Larry, the All-American Bullfrog (video)
- The Stewardship Network: Shoreline Symposium Recordings (video playlist)
- Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership
- Huron River Watershed Council - Riverfront and Lakeshore Properties Information
- Webinar: Advancing Inland Lake Stewardship through Shoreline Best Management Practices (EGLE)
Washtenaw County is tracking boat pitting occurring on the Huron River Chain of Lakes and actively looking into possible causes. An update will be provided when more information is known. If you experience boat pitting, please fill out the comment form through the button below. Please see the information below for information about boat pitting. While recommendations are included in the brochure below, the surest way to reduce the occurrence is to lift the pontoon above the water line if possible.
Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers
- Brochure: How Michigan Boaters and Anglers can help Stop Aquatic Invasive Species
- EGLE: Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers (video)
- MSU Extension: Clean Boats Clean Waters