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Protecting Northern Michigan's ​Water Resources

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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 conditions […]

Fertilizing Tips for Shoreline Properties

What does fertilizer have to do with our lakes and streams?Nutrients are elements or compounds essential for life. In lakes, algae and rooted aquatic plants, which form the basis of […]


Bioswales are linear, shallow, vegetated channels that convey stormwater from one point to another. Oftentimes, they are used to guide runoff from its entry point on the property (downspouts, uphill […]