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.
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
Forest Fire Risk is High
That’s why open burning has not been allowed in most of Northern Michigan this spring. You can check with the DNR website for the latest information on whether or not you are allowed to conduct open burning in your area:
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.