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Information Links;lakeweedersdigest.com

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Who May Operate a Boat

Those less than 12 years of age:

• May operate a boat powered by a motor of no more than 6 horsepower (hp) legally without restrictions.
• May operate a boat powered by a motor of more than 6 hp but no more than 35 hp legally only if they are directly supervised on board by a person at least 16 years of age.
• May not operate a boat powered by a motor of more than 35 hp legally under any conditions.

Those 12 to 15 years of age:

• May operate a boat powered by a motor of no more than 6 hp legally without restrictions.
• May operate a boat powered by a motor of more than 6 hp legally only if they:
o Have passed a boating safety course approved by the Department of Natural Resources and Environment have on board their boating safety certificate or ...
o Are accompanied on board by a person at least 16 years of age.

Those 16 years of age or older may operate any boat on the waters of Michigan. Note: See "Who May Operate a Personal Watercraft (PWC)" below.

Who May Operate a Personal Watercraft (PWC)

Those less than 12 years of age may not legally operate a PWC.

Those 12 and 13 years of age may operate a PWC legally only if:

• He or she obtained a boating safety certificate prior to January 1, 1999, or ...
• All of the following conditions are satisfied:
o The operator is accompanied solely by his or her parent or legal guardian and ...
o Both the operator and the parent or legal guardian have obtained a boating safety certificate and ...
o The PWC is equipped with a lanyard-type ignition safety switch and the parent or legal guardian has the lanyard attached to his or her person, clothing, or PFD. and…
o The PWC is designed to carry at least two persons.

Those 14 years of age or older:

• And born after December 31, 1978, may operate a PWC legally only if they have obtained a boating safety certificate.
• And born on or before December 31, 1978, may operate a PWC legally without restrictions.

Legal Hours of operating a PWC: 8:00 am to Sunset

Click here for zebra mussel

Click here for more Zebra Mussels Info
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Please see prevention tips on zebra mussels and tips on loosestrife handling
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Eurasian Water Milfoil Link Eurasian Water Milfoil Link
Eurasian water-milfoil is a submersed, rooted, perennial
its stems can "top out" in 20 feet of water, but the plant is most often found in water 0.5 to 3.5 m deep (Aiken et al. 1979)
often forms large infestations; often is the most abundant submersed species in a locale
spreads and reproduces mainly by regrowth of plant fragments; spreads locally by stolons
will halt boat traffic on rivers; will fill a lake surface from shore to shore

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Mute Swan Information;
http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-10370_12145_59132---,00.html

GLA placed 5 loosestrife beetle pots
around lake July 2013, July 2014, July 2015, July 2016 and July 2017.

*Thank You to Bill Rose for your efforts in ordering, delivering and placement.​*




                                                           ​​​ www.michigan.gov/dnr
http://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/MIDNR/bulletins/10a7dc0