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Welcome to the new and improved Manistee Lake Association web site. We hope you like the look and the many additional features. We have tried to make the site far more useful as a source of information and communication. Many of the features are in the members only area so we encourage everyone to become a member and to register for the member area. Access is free to MLA members. Members please make sure to update your member information so we have current contact information for you.

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Coldpsrings Township Adopts Fireworks Ordinance PDF Print Email
Written by Seth & Carolyn Phillips   
Wednesday, 04 October 2017 07:49

Coldsprings Township has adopted a new ordinance to regulate the use of consumer fireworks.  In accordance with state law, the ordinance does not restrict the use of consumer fireworks on the day before, the day of or the day after the state designated national holidays. So consumer fireworks can be used at any time of the day or night during these three day holiday windows.  The ordinance restricts use of consumer fireworks on all other days to the hours of 9 AM to Midnight (i.e. fireworks can not be discharged after midnight, except for the aforementioned holiday periods.) The ordinance also prohibits the use of consumer fireworks on public property or other private property without the owner's permission, prohibits the use of fireworks by anyone under the influence of alcohol or drugs and prohibits the use of fireworks if a burn ban or "red flag warning" is in effect. The ordinance also requires, as required by state law,  that anyone using consumer fireworks must be at least 18 years of age.


The full ordinance can be found at this link:

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 October 2017 08:00
10 Ways to Help Manistee Lake PDF Print Email
Written by Seth & Carolyn Phillips   
Saturday, 03 May 2014 12:12

Just a reminder to all our lake residents and users on easy things you can do that will help protect  Manistee Lake water quality. (From the Manistee Lake  Homeowners Guidebook)

1. Don’t use lawn fertilizer or weed killer.

2. Help prevent the spread of invasive species! If you trailer your boat

from lake to lake, wash your boat and trailer before launching back

into Manistee Lake.

3. Water the lawn sparingly to avoid washing nutrients and

sediments into the lake.

4. Don’t feed ducks and geese near the lake. Waterfowl

droppings are high in nutrients and may cause swimmer’s itch.

5. Don’t burn leaves and grass clippings near the shoreline.

Nutrients concentrate in the ash and can easily wash into the lake.

6. Don’t mow to the water’s edge. Instead, allow a strip of natural

vegetation (i.e., a greenbelt) to become established along your

waterfront. A greenbelt will trap pollutants and discourage

nuisance geese from frequenting your property.

7. Infiltrate drainage from your downspouts rather than letting it flow

overland to the lake.

8. Don’t dump anything in area wetlands. Wetlands are natural purifiers.

9. Have your septic tank pumped every 2 to 3 years.

10. Don’t be complacent—our collective actions will make or break

the lake!


Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 June 2017 12:29




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