Michigan Waterfront Alliance
Your Assistance is Needed to Help Ensure that Legislation Establishing a First Ever Inland Lake Aquatic Invasive Plant Control and Eradication Fund is Passed by the Michigan House of Representatives
Passed by the Michigan Senate on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, the Michigan House of Representatives is right now considering legislation that would establish a first ever Inland Lake Aquatic Invasive Plant Control and Eradication Fund. If passed by both the Senate and House in the few remaining days of this legislative session, and signed by Governor Snyder, the bill would provide Michigan lake associations, and/or inland lake communities hosting public boating access sites, and that have established exotic invasive aquatic plant control targeted Special Assessment Districts, the opportunity to apply for and receive state funded grants that would serve to partially offset the cost of funding local projects designed to control or eradicate inland lake aquatic invasive plants species such as Eurasian water milfoil and Starry stonewort.
Sponsored by Senate District 14 State Senator David Robertson, and pro-actively supported by the Michigan Waterfront Alliance, Michigan Lake Stewardship Associations, and the Michigan Aquatic Managers Association, the legislation would also enable the ability of successful grant applicants to fund project related administrative costs such as mandatory MDEQ aquatic nuisance control permit application fees with grant dollars.
Please contact your state representative via telephone or e-mail as soon as possible to express your support for this important legislation. Your direct involvement in the democratic process will help ensure that the legislation becomes law!
Click on the links below to download and read the proposed legislation, and to find out how to contact your representative.
On behalf of the Officers and Board of Directors of the Michigan Waterfront Alliance, thank you for your support!