Convention focuses on Michigan's inland lakes

An organization that promotes stewardship of Michigan's 11,000 inland lakes will discuss issues such as invasive species and riparian rights during a three-day convention at northern Michigan's Boyne Mountain Resort.
AP Wire
May 1, 2014

The Michigan Inland Lakes Partnership meeting runs today through Saturday. It's open to professionals, students, local and state government officials, riparian landowners and others with an interest in inland lakes.

The convention will include discussions, workshops, tours and exhibits.

Friday's keynote speaker is Bill Rustem, director of strategy for Gov. Rick Snyder.

Among other topics will be inland lake research, natural shorelines, lake monitoring and youth stewardship development.

The resort is in Charlevoix County's Boyne Valley Township, about 40 miles northeast of Traverse City.





It would be nice if the tribune would post a current article on exactly what riparian rights mean in Michigan, i.e. do lake front owners still own to the middle of the lake, can the public walk on inland lake shorelines up to the high water mark (like along Lake Michigan).

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