The Watershed Center of Grand Traverse Bay Awarded Conservation Grant from EGLE

Watershed councils around the state received a little extra help this month.

Earlier this week, 20 grants given out by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), totaling $600,000 altogether.

The Watershed Center of Grand Traverse Bay received more than $39,000 in funding—the grants were limited to $40,000 each.

“The funds that we have are really going towards our ability to reach out to the public and help them understand more things about the watershed and projects that are happening, ways that they can get involved,” said Watershed Center Executive Director Christine Crissman.

Upcoming projects will all be educational, informing visitors on the history of the watershed.

“We’re looking at doing some pages for our website that will have some interactive stories, pictures of projects that we’re working on, as well as some summary booklets for the watershed and plans that we have for the history of Grand Traverse Bay and the Elk River Chain of Lakes,” said Crissman.

The Watershed Center is also looking for volunteers on beach cleanups around the bay this weekend.

To sign up, you can visit here.