Lake Havasu City’s beaches are relatively clean thanks to efforts by the Lake Havasu Marine Association and partnering organizations, and their diligence hasn’t been unappreciated. For the past 10 years, the Marine Association has conducted its “trash bag program, installing posts at locations along Havasu’s coast and stocking them with thousands of trash bags. This year, Republic Waste Services awarded the Marine Association $15,000 in grants to continue its efforts. Republic Services General Manager Matt … Read More

Lake Havasu Marine Association President Jim Salscheider will retire from his position after 10 years. The announcement of Salscheider’s retirement came at the group’s Oct. 24 Marine Association meeting, his last as president. The meeting was attended by Lake Havasu City community leaders including Mayor Mark Nexsen and Mayor-elect Cal Sheehy. Under Salscheider’s leadership, the organization collaborated with state and federal agencies in mitigating the spread of aquatic invasive species, aided in crafting informational brochures … Read More

Cal Sheehy and Jim Dolan Successful in Their Respective Races Lake Havasu City’s elections held yesterday produced a double win for Lake Havasu Marine Association members, Cal Sheehy and Jim Dolan. Sheehy won a convincing victory to become the next Lake Havasu City mayor this fall. Sheehy, vice president and general manager of the London Bridge Resort, became involved in local politics about four years ago, capturing a seat on the Lake Havasu City Council. … Read More

A home grown, useful program to help combat the spread of invasive mussels from the Colorado River is ending. The “Sticker a Mussel” effort educated tens of thousands of boaters and helped assure boats leaving the river were cleaned. The program will be missed as an alternative to very expensive and probably heavy-handed enforcement by government agencies. Lake Havasu Marine Association President Jim Salscheider started the program in 2013, inspired to help fight the very … Read More

The Lake Havasu Marine Association has taken on the responsibility of maintaining over 40 buoys on Lake Havasu. Many of these buoys are warning boaters of hazards like rock piles just beneath the surface of the water. Just recently, long time Havasu boater Ed Martel had the misfortune of finding one of these ‘unmarked’ rock piles in California Cove and the result wasn’t pretty. Ed’s watersports boat was severely damaged. Fortunately, no one onboard was … Read More is having a national contest to help select the top “mom-approved” places to fish and boat in the U.S.  Each state has nominated one place for consideration. Moms in Arizona voted for Lake Havasu as their favorite place to fish and boat. Now it’s game-on to vote daily through June 29th to determine the winner. Right now, Lake Havasu is among the top five vote getters. If you’d like to check out more about … Read More

Havasu’s parks board recommends non-motorized launch ramp for London Bridge Beach — The city’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Board staff are recommending that a non-motorized launch ramp is constructed at London Bridge Beach. Lake Havasu City Parks and Recreation staff plans to meet with City Manager Jess Knudson to discuss the potential project in more detail, including funding availability. The board envisions the project would consist of designating two access aisles of the parking lot … Read More

The temperature finally reached the triple digits and the water is warming up. The lake beckons. Even though boating season’s Memorial Day peak is still about a month away, there’s already plenty of action on the water. Fast power boats, family-friendly pontoons and personal watercrafts of all kinds are all over the lake, and it’ll get more crowded as the weeks go on. Please be careful. A fun day on the lake can turn tragic … Read More

PHOENIX — Are you a non-resident boater in Arizona? It’s time to schedule your free watercraft inspections and decontaminations before heading home. Arizona is an incredible place to boat our vast desert impoundments and waterways surrounded by majestic red rock canyons – especially during our mild winters. After a season of adventure, avoid fines, quarantines, and even impoundments while traveling across state lines by contacting the Arizona Game and Fish Department or authorized contractor Woods … Read More

It is with extreme regret and sadness to announce that Carl Flusche, our Co-Vice Chair of the Lake Havasu Marine Association and longtime Board of Directors member, passed away this morning, February 10, from an apparent heart attack. Services are pending.