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Find articles of interest in the Archive of past issues of The Michigan Riparian from 1990 to today – just use the search bar below! Results will pull up entire issue – download issue to find the article.
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Since 1965, The Michigan Riparian magazine has served as the Great Lake’s state’s only quarterly publication dedicated to the unique issues and interests of those fortunate enough to reside on waterfront properties. The Magazine’s historical archive portrays a rich chronicle detailing the life and times of the people, politics, science and issues that have defined Michigan’s storied waterfronts for over half a century.

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WINTER 2015
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Riparian 50 years, Christiana Lake, hybrid milfoil, sea walls, boat launch fees, Zequanox, zebra mussel treatments, microbeads, Crystal Lake, Stone Pavilion restoration project, Lake and Stream Leaders Institute, milfoil control, Paradise Lake, Hogg v. Four Lakes Association, Wiemann v. Randall, Plastow v. Higman
SPRING 2015
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Riparian 50 years, Pleasant Lake, county roads, aquatic invasive species risk assessment, membership survey, macroinvertebrates, zooplankton, food chain, aquatic insects, inland lakes history, University of Michigan Biological Station, Hamlin Lake, coal tar sealants, driveway sealants, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, alternative driveway sealants, asphalt sealants, latex sealants
SUMMER 2015
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Riparian 50 years, Riparian covers, education, lake ecology and management, Lake Charlevoix, lake monitoring, tributaries, artificial lakes, blue-green algae, blue green algae, toxic algae, lake scum, Cedar Lake, MLSA 54th annual conference, invasive plant control, aquatic plant control, lake water quality, monitoring, swimmer’s itch, swimmers itch, starry stonewort, loons, golf carts
FALL 2015
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Great Blue Heron, wetlands, wetland threats, Higgins Lake, boating regulations, boating laws, nuisance boats, nuisance boaters, Langmuir circulation, Sherman Lake, quagga mussels, Clean Boats Clean Waters, CBCW, MLSA member survey, lake stewards, pipelines, oil pipelines, gas pipelines, Enbridge, Straits pipelines, Michigan lake number, septic tanks,
WINTER 2014
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freshwater jellyfish, jellyfish, bryozoans, Michigan Inland Lakes Convention, Inland Lakes Convention
SPRING 2014
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Christie Lake, boater safety, blue-green algae, blue green algae, toxic algae, artificial lakes, lake access, lake access easements, watersheds, watershed mapping, mute swans, fish kills, Klinger Lake, Lake Charlevoix, Lake Charlevoix, watershed, pharmaceuticals, greenbelts, assessment districts, invasive species assessment districts, special assessment districts, Cooperative Lakes Monitoring Programs, CLMP, Starry Stonewort, sinkhole lakes, Glen Lake, water level management, watersheds, youth watershed summit
SUMMER 2014
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Deer Lake, road ends, liability, lake association liability, Au Gres River, didymo, rock snot, didymosphenia geminate, coal tar sealants, driveway sealants, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, alternative driveway sealants, asphalt sealants, European frog-bit, European frog bit, Hydrocharis morsus-ranae, lake safety, Eurasian watermilfoil, Eurasian milfoil, hybrid milfoil, milfoil, watermilfoil
FALL 2014
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Black River, Black River Harbor, Ottawa National forest, Sandie Robell, riparian, riparian definition, lake weeds, aquatic weeds, Sue Vomish, porous pavement, porous driveways, Alcona fall color tour, Alcona fall colors, lake management, lake restoration
Winter 2013
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Manton Creek, trout, Manton millpond dam, Brown Bridge dam, dam removal, Boardman river, boardman river dams, prescriptive easement claims, lake and stream leaders institute, Gary Crawford, plats, phragmites, road ends law, road ends, coir logs, Lewiston, Derby Lake, Tri Lakes Association, urban lake management, lake management, Manistee lake, land gaps
Spring 2013
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Diamond Lake, lake mapping, taxable value, property tax, watermilfoil, Eurasian watermilfoil, Eurasian milfoil, milfoil, docks, swim rafts, avian botulism, botulism, Public Act 56, Blue Lake, Hamlin Cottage Preservation Project, knotweed, knot weed, life jackets, personal flotation devices
Summer 2013
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Duck Lake, water gardening, Habitattitude, aquatic invasive species, easements, rusty crayfish, orconectes rusticus, Gravel Lake, Michigan Aquatic Invasive Species Advisory Council, AIS council, integrated lake management, maple lake, Studley v. Township of Hill et al.
Fall 2013
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Gilead Lake, native landscaping, native plants, ORV, off road vehicles, Aquatic Invasive Species Advisory Council, AIS council, DEQ Coastal and Inland Waters Permit Information System, Duck Creek, Duck Lake, Harper Lake, crayfish, bait, jet skis, personal watercraft, wave boats
Winter 2012
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Devils Lake, Round Lake, Devils and Round Lakes Preservation League, laminar flow aeration, aeration, seawalls, Ralph vogel, road ends, Walloon Lake, lake management plan, salmon, fishing, Cedar Lake, watersheds, cedar lake watershed study
Spring 2012
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loons, loon rangers, loonwatch, national lakes assessment, lake health, Michigan Natural Features Inventory, canals, mussels, clams, snails, invasive mussels, quagga mussels, zebra mussels, road ends, public road ends, phragmites, Higgins Lake, Aquatic Invasive Species Advisory Council, beachwalker, beachwalking, beach walking, lake levels, low water levels
Summer 2012
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Baetcke Lake, boat washes, deed restrictions, swimming rafts, Clean Boats Clean Waters, CBCW, boat disinfection station, boat wash station, Canada geese, geese, road ends, water resource management, sustainability, Asian carp
Fall 2012
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Magician Lake, turtles, reptiles, amphibians, Blandings turtle, Blanding’s turtle, views, harmful algae blooms, HABs, cyanobacteria, blue-green algae, blue green algae, Hubbard Lake, Bankson Lake, natural shorelines, habitat, aquatic plants, aquatic plant control, invasive aquatic plants, native aquatic plants, non-point source pollution, nonpoint source pollution, water pollution, septic systems, local municipal regulations, municipal regulations
Winter 2011
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50th annual conference, Baum Family Trust v Babel case, cooperative lakes monitoring program, overlay zoning, shoreland overlay zoning, habitat loss, viral hemorrhagic septicemia, VHS, zequanox, Asian carp, Part 301, Clifford Lake, Niles Kevern, Michigan Inland Lake Partnership, MILP, natural landscaping, natural shorelines, habitat
Spring 2011
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Paw Paw Lake, 2000 Baul Family trust v babel, Sanford Lake, lake drawdown, water drawdown, aquatic plant management, mute swans, swans, Freshwater Future, fanwort, Asian Carp, MSY Fly Gals, loons, loon rangers, Long-Coverdale Lake Association, Crystal Lake, dock permits, stormwater management, storm water management
Summer 2011
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Muskegon River, watersheds, watershed management, prescriptive easements, Glen lake, fish habitat conservation, natural shorelines, habitat, natural vegetation, lake easements, cougars, mute swans, swans, dock permits, phosphorus fertilizer, fertilizer restrictions, Skegemog Wilderness Area
Fall 2011
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Ann Lake, Eurasian watermilfoil, Eurasian milfoil, hybrid milfoil, milfoil, watermilfoil, Michigan Waterfront Alliance, Secchi disk, Invasive Species Control Coalition, ISCCW, Sand Lake, beach sanding, lakebed restoration, fish die off, silver lake
Winter 2010
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Spring 2010
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Clifford Lake, special assessment districts, watersheds, watershed management, natural shorelines, shoreline habitat, fertilizer, anti-funneling, anti-keyhole, native aquatic plants, aquatic plants, viral hemorrhagic septicemia, VHS
Summer 2010
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Higgins Lake, public trust doctrine, Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership, MNSP, Natural Shoreline Professional Training, artificial lakes, zequanox, zebra mussel control, quagga mussel control
Fall 2010
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bottomlands, watersheds, watershed management, NPDES permit, national pollutant discharge elimination system, tax assessments, Don Winne, Donald Winne, flood insurance, Blue Lake, Round Lake, Eurasian watermilfoil control
Winter 2009
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Lake Columbia, Cobomba caroliniana, fanwort, lake preservation, value of a lake, Houghton Lake management plan, special assessment districts
Spring 2009
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White Lake, Cooperative Lakes Monitoring Program, CLMP, Michigan Waterfront Alliance, road-ends, road ends, windmills, walleye tapeworms, enforcing local ordinances, enforcing municipal ordinances
Summer 2009
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number of inland lakes, characteristics of Michigan lakes, White lake, rainbow trout, Corey Lake
Fall 2009
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Wall Lake, Michigan Aquatic Managers Association, MAMA, Eurasian watermilfoil control, Eurasian milfoil control, hybrid milfoil control, milfoil control, watermilfoil control, weevil, Lake Sherwood, lake improvement boards, shoreline management
Winter 2008
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Lake Missaukee, aquatic plant management, zebra mussels, blue-green algae, toxic algae, blue green algae
Spring 2008
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lake birds, bottomlands, wetlands, mute swans, viral hemorrhagic septicemia, VHS
Summer 2008
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Portage lake, Big Portage Lake, aquatic plants, aquatic plant management
Fall 2008
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Elk Lake, aquatic plant management, estate planning, Jane Herbert
Winter 2007
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Lake Isabella, nearshore development, lake management plans, starry stonewort, docks, stream sampling, stream water quality, lake sediment, sturgeon
Spring 2007
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Evans Lake, dams, failing dams
Summer 2007
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Wamplers Lake, bottled water, water diversion, Nestle, hydrilla, hydrilla verticillata, aquatic moss, low impact development, low-impact development, lake sediment, Lake Julia
Fall 2007
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Gun Lake, dams, dam infrastructure, aquatic herbicides, Asian carp, viral hemorrhagic septicemia, VHS
Winter 2006
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waterfalls, upward channeling, shoreline grooming, beach grooming, water quality monitoring
Spring 2006
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Torch Lake, Clean Boats Clean Waters, CBCW, phosphorous, lake associations, waterwater treatment, septic systems, Crooked Lake, water quality models
Summer 2006
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Black Lake, zebra mussels, round goby, ruffe, natural landscaping, natural shoreline, sea lamprey barriers, aquatic invasive species prevention
Fall 2006
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Burt Lake, easements, stream hydrology, groundwater, surface runoff, nonpoint pollution, nonpoint source pollution, Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation, Pickerel-Crooked Lake Association
Winter 2005
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freighters, Lake Huron perch fishery, beach walking, Eurasian watermilfoil control, Eurasian milfoil control, milfoil control, watermilfoil control, weevil, Lake Sherwood, lake improvement boards, shoreline management, fly fishing, steelhead, Manistee river, coastal weather forecasting, Great Lakes weather
Spring 2005
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Crystal Lake, lightning, lake board act, lake boards, liability, watersheds
Summer 2005
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Mullett Lake, stormwater management, Lake Huron fishing, fish hatchery, fish hatcheries, Mason Tract drilling, Duck Lake sanitary sewer, cormorant control
Fall 2005
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Walloon Lake, Twin Lakes, hydrology, lake boards, township boards, boat noise, walleye fingerlings
Winter 2004
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Lake Superior, alternative shoreline management, natural shorelines, Gull Lake, Eurasian watermilfoil, Eurasian milfoil, hybrid milfoil, milfoil, watermilfoil, hydrilla, septic systems, groundwater protection, lightning
Spring 2004
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yellow perch, watercraft regulation, bottled water, water diversion, Nestle, aquatic plant management, nuisance aquatic plants, aquatic nuisance control, lake access easements, surface water, groundwater, mercury, fish consumption
Summer 2004
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Long Lake, sturgeon, lake turnover, septic systems, community DNA testing, fecal pollution, E. coli, White Lake
Fall 2004
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Hubbard Lake, zoning laws, Pete Petoskey, insurance, stream study, Iron River, stream monitoring, septic systems, marinas, impervious surfaces, imperviousness, Fayette State Park, Asian carp
Winter 2003
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Soo Locks, watersheds, watershed monitoring, riparian threats, coastal growth, coastal planning, Eurasian watermilfoil management, Eurasian milfoil management, milfoil management, watermilfoil management
Spring 2003
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seaplanes, lakeshore living survey, natural shorelines, natural lakeshores, natural landscaping, concentrated animal feeding operations, CAFOs, ice boating, adverse possession, prescriptive easements
Summer 2003
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natural shorelines, natural lakeshores, natural landscaping, buffers, buffer zones, outdoor lighting
Fall 2003
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Higgins Lake, boat noise project, sound gun, nuisance boaters, nuisance boating, nuisance boats
Winter 2002
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Spring 2002
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registered boaters, lake easement, zebra mussels, zebra mussel spread, herbicide, Eurasian watermilfoil control, Eurasian milfoil control, milfoil control, watermilfoil control
Summer 2002
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Diamond Lake, zoning tools, Canada geese, goose control, Higgins Lake water quality, surface water monitoring, bacteria, common lake names
Fall 2002
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lakeshore living survey, sea planes, Largemouth bass virus
Winter 2001
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Great Lakes, water diversion, groundwater, wetlands, lakeshore development, zoning, village annexation, safe boating, road ends, Hersey River
Spring 2001
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townships, permits, secchi disk, chlorophyll a, zebra mussels, Great Lake fish, fish decline, wetlands, water diversion
Summer 2001
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Houghton Lake, Hanley Lake, Perrier, Nestle, water diversion, personal watercraft, PWCs, tribal hunting, tribal fishing
Fall 2001
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Littlefield Lake, aquatic invasive species regulations, funneling, anti-funneling, upland channeling, wetlands, wetland destruction, drilling, Great Lake drilling, oak wilt, personal watercraft, PWCs, jet skis, concentrated animal feeding operations, CAFOs
Winter 2000
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Muskegon River, Big rapids, rapids, dam removal, property boundaries, agricultural runoff, farm pollution, water pollution, loons, waterfowl hunting
Spring 2000
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Ojibwa indian pictographs, Chippewa indian pictographs, Agawa Bay, Lake Superior, Great Lakes fishery, sturgeon, trespassing, Pere Marquette River restoration, fluridone, bubblers
Summer 2000
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Great Lakes ecosystem, water levels, lake levels, swimmer’s itch, swimmers itch, wetlands, wetland protection
Fall 2000
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Lake Michigan, Great Lakes fishery, salmon, easement rights, rusty crayfish, native crayfish, trespassing, bottomlands
Winter 1999
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Pontiac Lake, Horsehead Lake, water levels, lake levels, fish ladders, areas of concern, AOC, milfoil weevil, weevil, watersheds
Spring 1999
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fishing, lake trout, personal watercraft law, PWC law, zebra mussels, zebra mussel spread, Pentwater marsh, bats, bat conservation
Summer 1999
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sister lakes watershed, round lake, big crooked lake, little crooked lake, cable lake, dewey lake, magician lake, Black River watershed, bottomlands, lake developments, wetland assessment program
Fall 1999
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brook trout, coho salmon, brown trout, lake trout, chinook salmon, king salmon, rainbow trout, steelhead, sister lakes water quality impact analysis, back-lots, dry fly fishing
Winter 1998
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trout fishing, au sable river, aquatic plant ecology, aquatic plant management, aquatic plants, grayling, au sable dam, Higgins Lake Property Owners Association, Crooked Lake
Spring 1998
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painted turtle, snapping turtle, blanding’s turtle, spiny softshell turtle, vernal pools, water lilies, phosphorus, discharge credits, navigability, navigable, greenbelts, vegetation strips, impervious surfaces, imperviousness
Summer 1998
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Upper Herring Lake, Lower Herring Lake, personal watercraft safety act, milfoil weevil, watermilfoil weevil, Eurasian watermilfoil weevil, long docks, rafts, ski jumps
Fall 1998
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waterfalls, Upper Peninsula, UP, swimmer’s itch, swimmers itch, docks, Ducks Unlimited, jet skis, loons
Winter 1997
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Riparian reader survey, lake sampling, water sampling, lake monitoring, water monitoring, lake associations, bluegill
Spring 1997
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wetlands, wetland restoration, nuisance aquatic plants, aquatic plant control, phosphorus, frogs, toads, amphibians, personal watercraft regulations, PWC regulations, jet skis, fishing, bluegill, pumpkinseed, yellow perch
Summer 1997
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milfoil weevil, watermilfoil weevil, Eurasian watermilfoil weevil, Hess Lake, Antrim gas project, special assessment districts
Fall 1997
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game fish, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, northern pike, muskellunge, white tailed deer, tuberculosis, bovine TB, aquatic plant ecology, aquatic plant management, aquatic plants, four township water resources council, purple loosestrife, preemption, local control, zebra mussels, property water drainage
Winter 1996
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lake classification, trophic level, oligotrophic, mesotrophic, eutrophic, public sewers, aquatic plant management, aquatic plants, lake levels, water levels, yellow perch
Spring 1996
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Grand River, lake classification, turnover, amixis, holomixis, meromixis, oligomictic, polymictic, dimictic, lake mixing, algae, seaweed, diatoms, blue-green algae, fish habitat, excavated ponds, wastewater projects, vinyl seawalls
Summer 1996
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Cedar River, road ends, road-ends, wildflowers, wildflower garden, secchi disks, water clarity, wetlands, sewage treatment, gypsy moth caterpillar, gypsy moth, swimmer’s itch, swimmers itch
Fall 1996
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stream fish, stream fishing, stream habitat, oil development, gas development, Michigan Environmental Trust Limited, algae, phytoplankton, phosphorus, mooring buoys, fish age
Winter 1995
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Hamlin Lake, jet skis, fish stocking, hatcheries, fisheries, fishery, DNR fisheries division, road ends, road-ends, foam, Lake St. clair, lake st clair
Spring 1995
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road ends, road-ends, zebra mussels, zebra mussel spread, limnological survey, Lake St. Clair, lake st clair, Glen lake boat wash
Summer 1995
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drainage, Coldwater lake, condo boat docks, condominium boat docks, coal mining, sewers, Diamond Lake, loons, loon nests
Fall 1995
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carrying capacity, number of boats on a lake, keyholing, funnel waterfront access, public sewers, upper peninsula, UP, White lake pollution
Winter 1994
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water drainage, bear creek, brown trout, aquatic herbicides
Spring 1994
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amphibians, frogs, sponges, off road vehicles, ORVs, zebra mussels, zebra mussel impacts, grand Rapids water system, Saginaw bay, Chinook salmon, king salmon, Higgins lake
Summer 1994
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seagulls, gulls, boating laws, rainbow trout, sponges, avery lake
Fall 1994
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Canada geese, gypsy moth, Hutchins lake, Eurasian watermilfoil control, Eurasian milfoil control, milfoil control, watermilfoil control, zebra mussels, zebra mussel spread
Winter 1993
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Antrim gas drilling, crystal lake, cooperative lakes monitoring program, CLMP, sport fishing, wetlands, surface waters
Spring 1993
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bluegill sunfish, crystal lake, zebra mussels, zebra mussel spread, boat numbers, lake carrying capacity, wetlands, wetland protection act, pH
Summer 1993
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Mitchell creek, wetlands
Fall 1993
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blue-green algae, blue green algae, zebra mussels, septic systems, septic tanks, brook trout
Winter 1992
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limnological survey, Blue Lake, Mecosta Lake, Round Lake, Gull Lake, Marble-Coldwater lake chain
Spring 1992
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limnological survey, Blue Lake, Mecosta Lake, Round lake, bulkheads, seawalls, riparian rights, acid deposition, mercury
Summer 1992
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sediments, sedimentation, conservation easements, wetlands, wetland protection, oil wells, gas wells, pollution, zebra mussel spread
Fall 1992
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Shakey Lake, aquatic herbicides, Riparian history, cooperative extension, MSU-Extension
Winter 1991
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environmental contamination, Maceday-Lotus lake association, landfills
Spring 1991
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sport fish, mercury, bennett lake, sport fishing, building ponds, zebra mussels
Summer 1991
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anti-keyholing, keyholing, lake Avalon, fertilizer, runoff, agriculture, phosphorus, wetlands, jet skis
Fall 1991
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limnological survey, Blue Lake, Mecosta Lake, Round lake, aquatic weed harvesting, aquatic plant harvesting, aquatic plant management, lake restoration, secchi disks, Watkins lake


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