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Protecting Northern Michigan's ​Water Resources

Stewardship Guides

Important Stewardship Guides and Reference Documents

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Turf Tips for Homeowners
The Waters Edge MDNR
Swimmer’s Itch Partnership Manual
Site Application Merganser Control Programs
Rain Garden Mural: Inspiring Nature-based Stormwater Solutions
Proper Septic System Maintenance: A Guide for Michigan Homeowners
Please Don’t Feed the Waterfowl
Northern Michigan’s Native Plants
No Fertilizer Zone Chart
Native Plants of Northern Michigan
Landscape Alternatives for Invasive Plants
How to Plant A Rain Garden
Guide to Phosphorous Free Fertilizers
Grand Traverse Bay Watershed Center Waterfront Resource Guide
Fertilizing Tips
Common Merganser Control Policy and Procedures
Climate 101 Fact Sheet
Boaters Guide to Preventing Invasive Species
Boaters Guide to Good Environmental Stewardship
Alternative Cleaning Products for Boaters
2018 Clean Boating Brochure
2017 Climate Change Adaptation Lessons
2016 Emmet County Property Owner’s Permit Guide
2016 Elk River Chain Of Lakes Watershed Property Owner’s Permit Guide
2014 Lake Charlevoix Watershed Property Owner’s Permit Guide
2009 Burt Lake Watershed Property Owner’s Permit Guide