Part of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, the Nearshore Framework is intended to address ongoing and emerging challenges to the nearshore waters of the Great Lakes, where restoration, protection and prevention activities are critical to improving and sustaining the ecological health of Great Lakes coastal areas and enhancing attendant social, cultural, recreational and economic benefits.
The Strategy for the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Maritime transportation
The Alliance for Water Efficiency assessed five representative industries within the Great Lakes watershed that are supplied with treated drinking water and that discharge to a local wastewater utility. The assessments that were conducted focused on four factors: Potential water conservation opportunities; Benefits and costs from the water user s perspective; The environmental benefits of undertaking those conservation opportunities; and A strategy for providing funding assistance to industries.
This Watershed Management Plan (WMP) was developed for the purposes of fulfilling Phase II storm water requirements for local public entities and to provide a comprehensive storm water management plan that will improve and protect water quality across the land area known as St. Clair County's Northeastern Watersheds (NEW).
Master Plans are a community driven documents that provides leaders and residents with a vision of their future physical development. These plans guide decisions and are regularly evaluated as conditions within the community change. In Michigan, Master Plans are the basis for zoning ordinances which are laws. Zoning must be based on a reasonable community plan. So while Master Plans are guides, they are also the legal foundation for local land use laws. Most St. Clair County communities use Master Plans. A compendium of these plans can be found at the link below.
The Macomb County Department of Planning and Economic Development Plans guide the Michigan county's economic development. The Macomb County Department of Planning & Economic Development is developing initiatives to support green and blue infrastructure efforts that strengthen the economic vitality, quality of life, and environmental wellbeing for those visiting, living, and working in Macomb County. Such programs include Green Macomb, the Blue Economy, Lake St. Clair Tourism Initiative Circle the Lake Tour, Clinton River Blue Way Water Trail, Lake St.