The Shoreland Stewardship Program
In 2018, the BLPS will roll out a Shoreland Stewardship Program. The focal point is the self assessment tool that has been developed by the Michigan Shoreland Stewardship organization. Black Lake joins a long list of differentiated lakes in our state that are part of this program. All BLPS Directors have or will go through the assessment, and we will tell you that it is a high quality learning tool.
TheOur plans this year are to roll out background information that members can use to prepare for the self assessment and gain an appreciation for the importance of the questions. We have registered with the program and are prepared to track how many people from our lake participate. We will also offer references for support for our members as they plan and execute improvements on their properties.
As members complete this self assessment, the BLPS will provide a "license plate" for mounting on a dock. This plate will show that this property is a Shoreland Steward Property.
One focus of this organization is to let lake property owners know how destructive a seawall can be to marine life habitat and to neighboring properties that will receive increased erosive energy from the wall. The BLPS is working with a local contractor, NuWay Cabin Maintenance and Dock, to help enable them to offer sustainable, attractive, and cost effective shoreline protection solutions. Tuition and some incidental expenses for training will be offered by BLPS to this local business.
The BLPS has budgeted $1,400 this year for contractor training and recognition plates
Registered Lake Associations:
Burt Lake Preservation Association
Crystal Lake & Watershed Association
Douglas Lake Improvement Association
Elk-Skegemog Lakes Association
Gladwin Blue Lake Estates Association
Glen Lake Association
Gravel Lake Association
Gull Lake Quality Organization
Hamlin Lake Preservation Society
Lake Charlevoix Association
Lake Chemung Riparian Association
Lake Ellen Property Owners Association
Lake Tahoe Property Owners Association
Larks Lake Association
Lake Leelanau Lake Association
Manistee Lake Association
Mullett Lake Area Preservation Society
Paradise Lake Association
Pickerel-Crooked Lakes Association
Portage, Base, Whitewood Owners Association
Three Lakes Association
Torch Lake Protection Alliance
Walloon Lake Association