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The role of the Cooperative Science and Monitoring Initiative (CSMI) is to provide enhanced monitoring and research activities that provide relevant information to address the science priorities of the Lake Partnerships (established under the Lakewide Management Annex of the 2012 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement) across the Laurentian Great Lakes. The Lake Michigan Partnership, a collaborative team of natural resource managers led by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with participation from federal, state, tribal, and local governments or agencies, uses the information collected through CSMI to help develop long term ecosystem-based management strategies for protecting and restoring Lake Michigan’s water quality. On a practical level, CSMI is an intensive effort to collect information on the health of each lake, rotating to one Great Lake each year. In 2015, it was Lake Michigan’s turn. This is an executive summary of the 2015 research results and the associated white paper containing more specific information.
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Lawn to Lake provides information on how to protect water quality through natural lawn care. This rack card is geared towards lawn care retailers, explaining the benefits of carrying phosphorus-free (P-free) fertilizer and natural lawn care products.
File Size: 4.89 MB
For a healthy lawn that doesn’t pollute local waters, it is important to avoid fertilizers that have phosphorus (P). This poster, which is made for lawn-care retailers, explains how to identify “P-free” fertilizers. It also provides six easy tips for having a healthy lawn.
File Size: 96.21 MB
A collection of activities connecting Great Lakes and ocean science topics to enhance teacher capabilities for accessing science information that is vital to maintaining the environmental health and economic benefits of our nation’s freshwater and marine systems.
File Size: 24.64 MB
This booklet describes some of Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant Success stories from 2017.
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This four-page fact-sheet is a primer on how pharmaceuticals and personal care products enter the environment and what consumers can do to properly dispose of them. This fact sheet was developed by New York Sea Grant.
File Size: 7.45 MB
This manual lays out the water resources in the NWPA region, reasons to conserve water outdoors, and recommended lawn watering restrictions.