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Protecting Northern Michigan's ​Water Resources

Great Lakes

Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs)

‘Algae’ is an umbrella term for a large group of aquatic organisms with the ability to photosynthesize. The phrase ‘Harmful Algal Blooms’ (HABs) refers to algae growing excessively and releasing […]

Stormwater for Kids

This page is full of activities and links specifically designed to help young people understand the importance of preventing polluted stormwater runoff. You’re never to young (or old) to prevent […]

Stormwater Glossary

Stormwater Glossary Stormwater runoff is the result of precipitation that does not infiltrate into the soil. Rather, it flows over land areas or through storm drains to streams, rivers, and […]

Northern Michigan Native Plants

When selecting plants for your yard and garden, why not go native? ​Consider using plants that naturally grow in your region and are best suited for the soil and light […]

Stormwater Matters Campaign

For centuries, the Little Traverse Bay Watershed, which includes Walloon Lake, the Bear River and its tributaries, Tannery Creek, and over 174 square miles of land both north and south of the Bay itself, has […]

Stormwater Runoff

The next time it rains, watch the water run off your roof, across your driveway, and down the street. Everywhere you go, water is on its way to the nearest […]