Les Cheneaux Watershed Council
Project Title: Eastern Upper Peninsula Water Guardian Program
Project Location: Eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan
Applicant Information: Les Cheneaux Watershed Council
Type of applicant: Non-Profit
Total Grant: $25,000.00
Brief Summary: The Chippewa/East Mackinaw Conservation District (C/EMCD) proposes to build the capacity of older adults in the eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan to serve as leaders of their rural communities in the monitoring and protection of water quality. With broad participation from numerous public and private sector entities, C/EMCD will serve as coordinating body to develop and implement a self-sustaining program to protect the health of older Americans and their families. This project will leverage significant contributions from public educational institutions, non-profit organizations, and older residents of the eastern U.P, resulting in a volunteer-based network of skilled and knowledgeable 'Water Guardians' with the technical support to assess, communicate, and protect ground and surface water quality.
Environmental Outcomes: The Water Guardians will produce essential baseline information to assist local, state and federal regulators monitor water pollution levels in the region.