Educational Resources

Clean Boating

Clean Boats Clean Waters (website)
Clean Boating (brochure)

Climate Change

Climate and Hazard Mitigation Planning Tool (interactive map)
Climate Change in the Great Lakes Region (brochure)
Future Climate Scenarios (website)

Coal Tar (PAHs)

Toxic Pavement Sealants (brochure)

Coastal Resiliency

Building Coastal Resilience: Planning for the Future (video series)
Great Lakes Coastal Resilience Planning Guide (website)
Local Zoning for Great Lakes Coastal Shorelines (report)
Michigan Resilient Coastal Communities Planning Guide (manual)
Resilient Great Lakes Coast (website)
Resilient Michigan (website)

Emerging Contaminants

Contaminants of Emerging Concern in the Great Lakes (report)
Insecticide Seed Treatments Threaten Midwestern Waterways (report)
Protecting the Great Lakes from Pharmaceutical Pollution (report)

Great Lakes Water Levels

Dynamic Water Levels in the Great Lakes (website)

Green Infrastructure

Low Impact Development Guidebook (manual)
Rain Gardens: A How-To Manual for Homeowners (manual)
Tips for Protecting Freshwater Resources (brochure)

Ice Cover

Grand Traverse Bay Ice Cover (database)
Great Lakes Ice Cover (website)

Invasive Species

Aquatic Invasive Species Pathways Program (website)
Charlevoix, Antrim, Kalkaska, and Emmet counties Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (website)
End the Spread of Invasive New Zealand Mud Snail (brochure)
Guide to Control & Management of Invasive Phragmites (manual)
Invasive Species: Identify and Report (website)
Northwest Michigan Invasive Species Network (website)
You’re a Great Spotter (brochure)

Lawn Maintenance

Natural Lawn Care (website)

Natural Shorelines

Along the Shore: A Shoreline Management Guide for Michigan Coastal Landowners (brochure)
Great Lakes Shoreline Management (website)
Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership (website)
Natural Shorelines for Inland Lakes (brochure)
Natural Shoreline Treatments (website)
Stewardship Guide for Living on Grand Traverse Bay (manual)
Shoreline Living (manual)


Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances/PFAS (website)

The Watershed Center maintains an interactive Regional Water Quality Database for the Grand Traverse Bay watershed. This database contains current and historical data, providing a comprehensive storehouse of available water quality data for the entire watershed.