New Boating and Fishing Laws

Beginning March 21, watercraft users in Michigan are required to take steps to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species.

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BLPA Contributes Rescue Boat
The BLPA made a $13,000 contribution to the Topinabee Fire Department (TFD) in August to purchase a rescue boat to be used only on Burt Lake for water/boating rescues and boat fires

 

Boating Safety Certificate

Required for all persons born on or after December 12, 1978  to operate a personal watercraft on Michigan waters. A certificate is obtainable online at

http://www.boaterexam.com/usa/michigan/

https://www.boat-ed.com/michigan/

or by attendance at a local safety class.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BLPA Extraordinary Service Award

The first of this new award goes to local resident and Topinabee fireman Brian Wallace. Wallace was recognized for his selfless service to the community including in water rescues of multiple people in distress on Burt Lake.

Eurasian Watermilfoil Monitoring

To prevent the spead of this invasive aquatic plant, litoral shoreline areas are being mapped by drones to monitor growth trends to determine the need for management methods.