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Protecting Northern Michigan's ​Water Resources

Watershed Protection

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 […]

Mural Project Time Lapse

Let’s do the time warp again! Check out this time-lapse video of the mural springing to life, along with the trees and flowers around us.Thank you to the Oleson Foundation and […]

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 […]

Combined Sewer Overflows

Underground sewer systems channel wastewater from its various sources to a wastewater treatment facility, where it is treated and re-released into the environment. These sewer systems may segregate sanitary and […]

Rain Barrels

If you want to capture water naturally from your roof top for use at a later, drier date, use a rain barrel!  By capturing this water you will reduce runoff […]

Permeable Pavers

Porous or permeable pavement surfaces are suited for parking lots, low traffic residential streets, driveways, and sidewalks. The porous or permeable surfaces allow stormwater to infiltrate into underlying soils, thereby  promoting […]