Michigan outlines actions to reduce phosphorus loading to Lake Erie.
An invasive species is one that is not native and whose introduction causes harm, or is likely to cause harm to Michigan's economy, environment, or human health.
RIPPLE is a campaign aimed at educating both consumers and retailers about proper containment and disposal methods for plants and animals associated with the pond and pet store industries. RIPPLE focuses on the risks associated with releasing aquatic invasive plants and animals and practices that can reduce the likelihood of establishment.
The primary tool for working with agriculture in Michigan's portion of the Western Lake Erie Basin (WLEB) is the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP). MAEAP is an innovative, proactive program that helps farms of all sizes and all commodities voluntarily minimize agricultural pollution risks. MAEAP was developed by a coalition of farmers, commodity groups, state and federal agencies, and conservation and environmental groups.
This comprehensive plan outlines new actions for implementation as well as maintaining and enhancing existing efforts to prevent the introduction of new AIS, prevent the dispersal of AIS, detect and respond to new invaders, and minimize the harmful effects of AIS in Michigan waters.
Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) is a voluntary program that teaches land stewardship to producers in Michigan. It is Michigan's largest tool to assist in the implementation of agricultural pollution prevention practices on farms.
In response to the economic and environmental imperative for protecting the Great Lakes, the Michigan Office of the Great Lakes (OGL), with input from thousands of stakeholders at more than 20 meetings across Michigan, led the effort to prepare and implement this plan designed to protect, restore, and sustain Michigan's Great Lakes for current and future generations.