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Protecting Northern Michigan's ​Water Resources

Shoreline & Streambanks

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 […]


The beauty and bounty of water resources in Northern Michigan add immeasurably to our quality of life—not only for the people who enjoy them, but also for the wildlife dependent upon […]

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 […]