The SLIA Board has approved the formation of a new committee  to promote and educate on protection of our Shorelines, the Shoreland Stewards Committee.   The health of our lake includes not only the water itself, but our shorelines, as they are a major contributor to the quality of our lakes.   Shoreline erosion due to high impact methods that change the natural condition of the lake is something we should all be concerned about.  There are healthier ways to protect our shoreline than traditional hardening methods such as walls, and our committee is here to help promote and educate on alternatives such as bio-engineering and natural shorelines through native vegetation

Silver Lake is a member of the Michigan Shoreland Stewards Program .  The program recognizes lake front property owners for maintaining your property in a manner that reduces the negative impacts on our lakes.  Do you want to know how well your property rates?  There is a simple web based questionnaire you can take to learn best practices and rate your property:

 If you are interested in learning more about what you can do to protect your shoreline, feel free to contact one of our committee members!  

Melanie Rippentrop (Chair) @

 Tim Brock @

 or Mike Lahey @