Watershed Related Issues

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12 Principles for a Viable Watershed Approach
as adopted by the numerous national organizations listed within

List of Watershed Groups in Michigan

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Alliance of Rouge Communities (ARC)
The Alliance of Rouge Communities, a 501(c)(3) organization, is a voluntary public watershed entity currently comprised of 36 municipal governments, three counties (Wayne, Oakland and Washtenaw), Henry Ford Community College, University of Michigan-Dearborn and cooperating partners. The purpose of the ARC is to provide an institutional mechanism to encourage watershed-wide cooperation and mutual support to meet water quality permit requirements and to restore beneficial uses of the Rouge River to the area residents.

Clinton River Watershed Council
A non-profit organization to promote individual and community actions that protect and improve the health of the Clinton River

Crystal Lake Watershed Association
A nonprofit organization of concerned local citizens and environmental professionals committed to protecting the integrity of Crystal Lake, Benzie County, Michigan, for the enjoyment of future generations

Flint River Watershed
Purpose/Mission of the Watershed: Partnering to protect, promote, and improve the Flint River and its watershed.

Friends pf Buck Creek

To inspire, initiate, promote, and engage in activities improving the environmental quality and enhancing the beauty of Buck Creek.

Friends of the Looking Glass River Watershed Council
To promote the enjoyment of and responsibility for the river, and to help maintain and improve the watershed. We work to educate the public and promote awareness of the Looking Glass River Watershed.

Friends of the St. Clair River
The Blue Water Area's largest environmental non-profit showing 40 miles of love to the St. Clair River and its watersheds since 2007. Friends of the St. Clair River inspires citizen action through stewardship, monitoring and education to restore, protect and enhance the St. Clair River and its watersheds.
Friends of St. Joe River Association
Helping Conservation Districts and other partners in Indiana and Michigan with watershed education, planning and implementation projects within the St. Joseph River Basin.
Friends of the Rouge
To promote restoration and stewardship of the Rouge River ecosystem through education, citizen involvement and other collaborative efforts, for the purpose of improving the quality of life for the people, plants, and animals of the watershed. 

Friends of the Maple River
"All life is part of our Earth's complex ecosystem. People share space on this planet with all other forms of life (flora & fauna) and we interact with this planets air, water, soils and minerals. It is in our best interest to promote and support a healthy and sustainable environment. The Maple River and it's watershed is a cohesive unit that reflects our behavior and actions relative to it's surivival. We all need to make a commitment to promote the wise use of the Maple River and it's watershed"  E.J. Mikula - Biologist 
Greater Lansing Regional Committee (GLRC) for Stormwater Management
The GLRC for Stormwater Management is a guiding body comprised of permitted communities with municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4) within the Greater Lansing Region. The committee has been established to guide the implementation of the entire MS4 program for the communities within three identified watersheds: the Grand, the Red Cedar and the Looking Glass River watersheds.
Huron Pines
Huron Pines is a not-for-profit conservation organization dedicated to conserving the forests, lakes and streams of Northeast Michigan. The organization serves an 11-county region and works to achieve its mission through projects such as river restoration, watershed management, conservation leadership and land stewardship.

Huron River Watershed Council
The mission of the council is to inspire attitudes, behaviors, and economies that protect, rehabilitate, and sustain the Huron River System.
Kalamazoo River Watershed Council
A public, nonprofit 501(c)3 organization whose purpose is to work collaboratively with the community, government agencies, local officials, and businesses to improve and protect the health of the Kalamazoo River, its tributaries, and its watershed.  

Lower Grand River Organization of Watersheds
The mission of the Lower Grand River Organization of Watersheds (LGROW) is to discover and restore all water resources and celebrate our shared water legacy throughout our entire Grand River Watershed community.

Macatawa Watershed Project
The Macatawa Watershed Project is a core program of the Macatawa Area Coordinating Council. Thirteen units of government work collaboratively to fund this program which coordinates efforts to improve the quality of  Lake Macatawa and its tributaries. 

Michigan Water Stewardship Program
The Michigan Water Stewardship Program (MWSP) is a partnership of organizations that provide educational assistance to Michigan's residents to identify and reduce contamination risks to water and other natural resources. The program encourages individuals to take voluntary proactive steps to protect Michigan's water quality while caring for their family's health. 
Middle River Grand River Organization of Watersheds
The mission of the Middle River Grant Organization of Watersheds' (MGROW) is to protect  and preserve the history and natural resources of the Middle Grand River Watershed by promoting education, conservation, restoration and recreational activities.

Muskegon Lake Watershed Partnership
The Muskegon Lake Watershed Partnership (MLWP) is a coalition of community interests dedicated to working cooperatively for the improvement of the Muskegon Lake Watershed ecosystem and to restore the area of concern.
Muskegon River Watershed Assembly
The Muskegon River Watershed Assembly (MRWA) is dedicated to the preservation, protection, restoration, and sustainable use of the Muskegon River, the land it drains, and the life it supports, through educational, scientific, and conservation initiatives.  The Muskegon River is Michigan’s 2nd longest river (220 miles, 2,700 sq. mile watershed) and unique as a cool-water system, with both cold and warm water tributaries.  
River Raisin Watershed Council
The River Raisin Watershed Concil is a nonprofit membership organization with a growing constituency of individuals, businesses, municipalities and community groups seeking to protect the natural resources of the watershed.

Shiawassee River Water Trail Coalition

The Shiawassee River Water Trail Coalition, is a committed stakeholder association of municipalities, agencies, non-profit corporations and interested individuals along the course of the Shiawassee River between Holly and Chesaning, Michigan. The Mission of the Coalition is to improve and promote public use of the water trail as a valuable resource for non-motorized recreation and tourism and to support and enhance river conservation and stewardship.

The Watershed Center - Grand Traverse Bay
The Watershed Center advocates for clean water in Grand Traverse Bay and acts to protect and preserve the bay's watershed.
Timberland Resource Conservation & Development Council
Timberland's mission is to provide regional leadership and conservation assistance for citizens to improve, properly develop and sensibly use our natural and human resources.

Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council
Dedicated to protecting our lakes, streams, wetlands, and ground water through respected advocacy, innovative education, technically sound water quality monitoring, and thorough research. We achieve our mission by empowering others and we believe in the capacity to make a positive difference. We work locally, regionally, and throughout the Great Lakes Basin to achieve our goals.
Two Rivers Coalition, Inc.
A citizen based group working to protect the health of the Black River and Paw Paw River Watersheds through conservation, education and advocacy. The non-profit group formed in 2009 to implement the watershed management plans for the Black and Paw Paw Watersheds.

Upper Grand River Watershed
A coalition of municipalities, agencies, businesses and individuals in the headwaters region of the Grand River - Michigan's longest river - working together to protect and restore the river, its lakes, streams, and wetlands. 

Upper Peninsula Watershed
Purpose/Mission of the Watershed- The mission of the Superior Watershed Partnership and Land Trust is to protect and improve the natural resources of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan (Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, and Lake Huron) on a watershed basis; by promoting responsible individual and community actions that ensure a sustainable environment, encourage a sustainable economy and help improve the quality of life.  

United States Geological Survey (USGS)
As the Nation's largest natural resource science agency, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) provides information that is used to protect life and property from natural disasters, manage natural resources, and protect the environment. The USGS is a science agency; we have no regulatory or management function. Our mission, since being established by Congress in 1879, is to provide relevant, impartial, and timely natural resource information. 

West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission
WMSRDC's mission is to promote and foster regional development in West Michigan through cooperation amongst local governments.