you for considering donating to the Michigan Water Alliance.
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We are asking you donate to Michigan Waterfront
Alliance (MWA). By doing so, you can help in a statewide
effort to protect Michigan’s lakes and streams. MWA lobbies
state government on a wide variety of issues that affect our
water resources, such as road‐end access, funding for the
state’s permitting system, marina regulations, septic upgrade
regulations, phosphorus fertilizers, and much more.
You know how it works. When the legislature is
pushed to weaken water resource protection measures, they will
do just that—unless we speak out to protect our lakes and
streams. It is difficult for one person or one lake
association to carry the burden of protecting 11,000 lakes.
And though we’d like to think that right will always prevail,
one lone voice is not enough to get the attention of the
leaders in state government. That is why we must join together
to make our collective voice heard in Lansing. These efforts
were utilized in getting legislation passed, this year, to
restrict use of phosphorus fertilizer on turf.
After costly filing on two (2) Amicus Briefs
(Appellate court and Supreme Court) and direct mail
fundraising campaigns (to Lake Charlevoix residents), MWA
incurred a total cost of over $3000 on just this one case
regarding the loss of riparian rights by court action. The MWA
Board of Directors voted, last December, to create a MWA Legal
Assistance Fund to provide the funds to support significant
legal cases relevant to the mission of MWA. Funds will be
disbursed in a manner consistent with MWA bylaws.
To get our message out, we retain professional lobbyists who
are skilled and experienced in issue advocacy. While this
expertise is very effective, it is also costly. As such, we
ask you to donate, either to our Legal Assistance Fund or just
a donation to our efforts.
We need to build this Legal Assistance Fund as
soon as possible. Please be as generous as you can.
Please send back the application below plus give a copy to a
like minded neighbor or friend.
MWA Board of Directors