Chippewa, Luce, and Mackinac counties provide access to many lakes and rivers, including three Great Lakes and the St. Mary's River. CLMCD is dedicated to protecting and improving our waterbodies for future generations to enjoy. The best way to approach water issues is at a watershed level. A watershed, drainage, or catchment is an area of land that drains towards a body of water. Handling issues at a local level allows for concise solutions that are more likely to provide results. One organization cannot manage a watershed alone, the cooperation of local partners and landowners is necessary and instrumental in management projects.
CLMCD has been involved with many watershed management projects. These projects are funded through grants that CLMCD and partner organizations obtain through government agencies or non-profit organizations. Past projects CLMCD was involved in include:
Les Cheneaux Watershed Management Plan - 2006
Munuscong River Watershed Management Plan - 2013
Waishkey River Watershed Management Plan - 2020
Munuscong River Watershed Nutrient/Manure Management Project - 2020
Munuscong River Watershed Support Project - 2020
Munuscong River Watershed Green Infrastructure and Tree/shrub Management Project - 2022
Watershed Management Planning and Project Implementation
CLMCD has worked on a number of watershed plans and project implementation grants over the years. Planning grants identify areas of concern within a specific watershed and plans for its restoration. These plans are approved through the Michigan Department of Environment Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which can be used for further funding to implement projects identified within the plan that help restore the watershed to a healthier condition. Each year we seek out funding opportunities so we can continue protecting our watersheds.
CLMCD has a full time Watersheds Technician to oversee and help implement management plans.
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Current Watershed Projects