Lake Management Resources

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See the links below for more information on lake management and aquatic plants. 

Get Involved

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

Plant Management

Lake Muck

Michigan's Phosphorous Fertilizer Law

Native Shorelines

Boat Pitting

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.

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Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers

EGLE Permitting