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Mission Statement

The purpose of the Lake County Riverside Property Owners Association is to represent, promote and support the interests of property owners on the rivers and streams in Lake County in all matters affecting their rights of ownership, use and enjoyment of their property, recognizing that the rivers and streams are public domains open to many, often competing, users.  The following commitments of the association include, but are not limited to:


Ensure that properties and the rivers and streams remain safe and secure from user and/or environmental abuse.


To monitor, propose and actively promote local, state, and federal legislation and regulations that benefit property ownership as well as oppose any that would adversely affect property owners’ interests.


To initiate and support policies and procedures to protect and preserve the welfare, safety and ownership rights of property owners.

To communicate to and mobilize property owners to act/react where property rights are adversely affected.


To support and promote efforts by law enforcement agencies and others to assure safe, legal and civil use of our Lake County streams and rivers by recreational, commercial and other users; to maintain and enhance environmental quality of our natural resources and to protect and enforce property owners’ rights pertaining to trespass, property damage, theft and other rights.


To educate all users of the rivers and streams on acceptable rules of use and conduct.

Watercraft Permit Form

Pere Marquette Riverside Property Owners can download the USFS forms for watercraft permits here.

Board of Directors

George Cannon, III


Paul Bigford

Marty Corson

Mike Mervenne

Robert Fairman

Mike Oostmeyer


Nancy J. Ryan


Kim Gary
(Vice President)


Tom Johnson

Richard Young

Dan Greene


John P. Gorys
(Director Emeritus)


David McIntire

(Ex Officio)  

Dick Schwikert
(Ex Officio)


Diana Venema
(Recording Secretary)


Pere Marquette

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PM Little South

Little Manistee

PM Middle Branch


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Little Manistee


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President's Letter

April 30, 2019



Dear Members,


Another year where we wait for spring to stick around for more than one or two days!  However, road construction has begun in earnest- so it must be spring in Michigan!


Including in our annual membership billing package this year is one of our most popular membership services -the 2019 LCRPOA Provider’s List! We update the list every two years; this year Diana reached out to all of our members who have provided email addresses and we want to thank you for your suggested additions. 


As announced at the July 2018 Annual Membership Meeting and Luncheon, our focus for the foreseeable future is on riparian owner rights.  Three of us will be attending the annual meeting of the Lakes and Streams Association to meet their board and also listen to Cliff Bloom, a Grand Rapids attorney, who has written extensively on the subject and is considered a leading expert in the state.


Cliff will be the keynote speaker at the 2019 Annual Membership Meeting and Luncheon which will be held on Saturday July 20, 2019.  Mark your calendars now and please plan on joining us!


Dani McGarry, Executive Director Mason-Lake Conservation District has approached us about a program, sponsored by Trout Unlimited and the Conservation District, for Lake County riparian land owners to help with riparian and in stream habitat improvement.  Dani has joined our LCRPOA Community Advisory Group and we plan to have additional information on this program for our annual meeting. 


As always, we appreciate your continued support and welcome your suggestions or thoughts on what we can do to continue to serve you, the riverside property owners of Lake County. 




Nancy Jack Ryan


Nancy Jack Ryan


Board of Directors

Lake County Riverside Property Owners Association

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