This website was launched with funding from the Great Lakes Basin Program for Soil Erosion and Sediment Control, the River Care Program, and the Michigan Coastal Restoration Program, and a partnership of the following organizations:
Annis Water Resources Institute The Robert B. Annis Water Resources Institute (AWRI) is a multidisciplinary research organization within Grand Valley State University.  AWRI's mission is to integrate research, education and outreach to enhance and preserve freshwater resources. 
Benzie Conservation DistrictBenzie Conservation District's mission is to encourage and assist people in preserving, managing and enhancing Benzie County's natural resources through services, education and demonstrations.
Charlevoix Conservation District The Charlevoix Conservation District provides the public a point of access to the routine aspects of natural resource management, that allows citizens to manage their private lands for a cleaner, healthier Charlevoix County.
Charlevoix County Community Foundation
The Charlevoix County Community Foundation enhances the quality of life for all citizens in Charlevoix County, now and for generations to come, by building community endowment, addressing needs through grantmaking, and providing leadership on key community issues.
Conservation Resource Alliance
The Conservation Resource Alliance (CRA) is a private, non-profit organization based in Traverse City and serving a 13-county region in Northwest Michigan.  CRA focuses on the River Care and Wild Link programs, through which a variety of river restoration, water quality, and fish and wildlife habitat improvement projects are accomplished.  
Michigan DEQThe Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) permits, cooperates on and helps fund a variety of river restoration projects in Northern Michigan.
Michigan DNRMichigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state's natural and cultural resources for current and future generations.
EPAU.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was established in 1970 to consolidate in one agency a variety of federal research, monitoring, standard-setting and enforcement activities to ensure environmental protection.  
Great Lakes CommissionThe Great Lakes Commission is an interstate compact agency established by the Great Lakes Basin Compact in 1955 to promote the orderly, integrated and comprehensive development, use and conservation of the water and related natural resources of the Great Lakes basin and St. Lawrence River. 
Water Studies InstituteGreat Lakes Water Studies Institute is an organization within Northwestern Michigan College whose mission is to engage individuals and organizations to protect, wisely use, and manage the key resource of fresh water.
Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa IndiansGrand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians (GTB) has a Natural Resources Department whose mission is to protect and enhance the natural resources and environment entrusted by the Creator for managed and respected utilization by Anishinabek for past, present and future generations.
Grand Traverse Conservation DistrictThe Grand Traverse Conservation District (GTCD) is located in Traverse City and serves Grand Traverse County.  GTCD's mission is to inspire exploration, appreciation and conservation of our natural world.
Huron PinesHuron Pines is a not-for-profit conservation organization that serves the 11 county region of Northeast Michigan and works to achieve its mission through projects such as river restoration, watershed management, conservation leadership and land stewardship. 
LIAAThe Land Information Access Association (LIAA) is a nonprofit community service organization helping people shape better communities through participation, education, information and the effective use of technology. LIAA provides innovative community-building and support services for governments, organizations and individual citizens.
The Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians The Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians (LTBB) has a Natural Resources Department whose mission in part is to implement management strategies that protects the resources on, above, below and within the land and waters for the future benefit of the Tribe. 
Little Manistee Watershed Conservation Council
The mission of the Little Manistee Watershed Conservation Council is to bring together persons and organizations who have an interest in the resource conservation and restoration of the Little Manistee River and its watershed. Our goals are to restore, protect, and preserve the natural character of the watershed by communicating resource problems and then offering and implementing problem resolution. We are a state chartered non-profit, tax-exempt organization.
Lake-Mason Conservation District
Mason-Lake Conservation District is a local unit of government covering Mason and the west half of Lake County. The Mission of the District is to provide leadership, technical assistance and education to aid individuals, groups and units of government in conserving, improving and sustaining our natural resources and environment.
Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council  Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council (TOMWC) is a private, non-profit dedicated to protecting our lakes, streams, wetlands, and groundwater through respected advocacy, innovative education, technically sound water quality monitoring, research and restoration actions.
The US Fish and Wildlife Service The US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is a federal agency whose mission is to work with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.  
USDA Forest ServiceThe US Forest Service (USFS) is a federal agency managing the Huron-Manistee National Forests, almost a million acres of public lands extending across the northern lower peninsula of Michigan and encompassing a number of rivers and their surrounding watersheds.  
The Watershed Center Grand Traverse Bay
The Watershed Center Grand Traverse Bay is a private, non-profit located in Traverse City that advocates for clean water in Grand Traverse Bay and the protection of its 1,000 square mile watershed. 
This page last updated on 11/26/2019.