Project Title & Description
Facilitation of the Lake Michigan Forum and Watershed Academy
This project supports the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, pursuant to Public Law 113-6. The Delta Institute will facilitate the operations of the Lake Michigan Forum and Watershed Academy, which will promote citizen involvement in, and effective stewardship of, the Lake Michigan ecosystem. An overall framework will be developed for the dissemination of information on current and emerging Lake Michigan issues, such as water quality, biodiversity, nearshore habitat restoration, climate change adaptation and resilience, land use change and industrial development. The Forum and Watershed Academy will encourage diverse groups of citizens and stakeholders to learn about the inherent value of Lake Michigan and promote implementation of Lake Michigan Lakewide Action and Management Plan (LAMP) priorities.