This year, for the first time, MLR "livestreamed" the sessions at the Aquatic Invaders Summit. Hundreds of people followed the action at the summit. One MLR member even "attended" via her iPhone as her husband drove them to Kentucky. Video recordings of the Summit are available here.
The Aquatic Invaders Summit was a great event and a number of people have contacted us to request copies of the presentations given. Attendees had to make difficult choices about which of the many presentations to attend. Now you can see the presentations you might have missed - or if you could not attend, have access to the conference after the fact.
Special thanks to Don Hickman and the Initiative Foundation, Clean Water land and Legacy, our sponsors and supporters including US Fish and Wildlife, MN DNR, National Park Service, MN COLA, Wildlife Forever, MAWD and all of the presenters who donated their time and energy to make the Aquatic Invaders Summit on of the largest citizen led, water based gatherings in the state.
Over 350 people from across Minnesota registered for the Aquatic Invaders Summit. The energy and commitment of attendees was impressive and generated well founded hope moving forward. The need to build AIS programs using a broad based partnership between local professional resource managers, local policy makers, resorts, angling groups, lake associations, businesses and the faith community emerged as a Best Management Practice in AIS and other water efforts.
This week Jeff Forester spoke at the 2015 PNWER Conference in Big Sky, Montana. The PNWER AIS working group wanted to hear about Minnesota's new local funding of AIS work and the very early outcomes of that work.
2017 has been an exciting year. Read all about it in the latest MLR Update: MLR Update December 2017
To protect Minnesota's lake and river heritage for current and future generations by forging powerful links among lakes, lake advocates, and policy makers.
- Lead in efforts to fund and implement a comprehensive statewide plan to halt the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species.
- Work to reform lakeshore Property Taxes to protect lakeshore from overdevelopment and to keep the lake legacy affordable for future generations.
- Strive to protect surface Water Quality in Minnesota with information and policy priorities.
- Work with policy makers to advocate Aquatic Habitat measures, and work with Lake Association members to implement aquatic plant management.
- Lead in advocating for strong Shoreline and Forestland Stewardship incentives.
- Offer Legacy Seminars to help ensure the treasured family heritage of time a the lake or in the woods with family can continue for generations to come.
Want to Pass Your Lake Place to the Kids?
Learn how to put your Cabin or Lake Home in a TRUST or LLC for your family!
If you, like so many of us, see your lake place as the center of your family, the gathering place, the spot where friends and extended family gather to create life-long memories, then you cannot afford to miss this seminar. Our places are heirlooms, not assets. But moving a place from one generation to the next can be difficult without good planning.
To read more about these webinar/seminars and check future dates, please click here.
MSRPO has become Minnesota Lakes and Rivers Advocates to reflect our broadening mission and member concerns. We were formed in 1993 to represent recreational property owners at the State Capitol but have since represented all who are not only interested in property taxes but in the overall health and well being of their surrounding environment.
From a few cabins on Lake Vermilion, MLR has grown to represent over 6,000 families that own lakeshore and forestland. Their issues now include not only major tax reform, but water quality, shoreline regulations, habitat protection, forest fragmentation, and shoreline over-development.