Michigan leaders today announced formation of a unique new coalition working to improve water quality in the Western Lake Erie Basin.
The Michigan Cleaner Lake Erie through Action and Research (MI CLEAR) Partnership includes farmers, agricultural and environmental leaders, universities, conservationists, landscape professionals, energy leaders, tourism and economic development interests, and more. Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) Director Jamie Clover Adams said she was encouraged to call the diverse membership to the table as a new way to tackle the ongoing water quality challenges affecting the basin.
In addition to MDARD, other members of the MI CLEAR Partnership:
- Michigan Farm Bureau
- University of Michigan Water Center, Graham Sustainability Institute
- Ducks Unlimited
- Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)
- The Nature Conservancy – Michigan Chapter
- Monroe County Drain Commission
- DTE Energy
- Michigan Nursery and Landscape Association
- Michigan Chamber of Commerce
- American Water Works Association – Michigan Chapter
- Michigan State University Extension Institute of Water Research and Technology
- Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation
Author: Jessy Sielski