# Project Organization Contact Status Amount
1697 Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council Water Resources Education Programs

Board Decision Year: 2017
Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council (Petoskey) Affhalter, Maria (maria@watershedcouncil.org) Active $25,000.00
1694 Classroom with a Current Watershed Laboratory

Board Decision Year: 2017
Grand Rapids Public Museum Foundation - Collections & Education (Grand Rapids) Schulz, Gina (gschulz@grmuseum.org) Active $59,742.00
1683 North-east Michigan’s Great Lakes fishery heritage: a project to foster awareness of our heritage, share information and data about Great Lakes ecosystems, and enable better stewardship of Great Lakes aquatic ecosystems

Board Decision Year: 2017
Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan (Alpena) Witulski, Christine (cwitulski@bessermuseum.org) Active $10,000.00
1679 Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge Gateway Fishing Access Facility

Board Decision Year: 2016
Metropolitan Affairs Coalition (MAC) (Detroit) Egelton, Jody (egelton@semcog.org) Completed $50,000.00
1678 Great Lakes Aquatic Habitat Framework

Board Decision Year: 2016
The Regents of the University of Michigan - School of Natural Resources and Environment (Ann Arbor) Riseng, Catherine (criseng@umich.edu) Active $151,036.00
1677 Making Restoration Investments Count in the Lake Michigan Basin

Board Decision Year: 2016
National Wildlife Federation (Reston) Hill, Jennifer (hillj@nwf.org) Active $100,000.00
1676 Great Lakes Stewardship to Stop Asian Carp

Board Decision Year: 2016
National Wildlife Federation - Great Lakes Regional Office (Ann Arbor) Smith, Marc (msmith@nwf.org) Active $200,000.00
1675 Grand Traverse Stewardship Initiative

Board Decision Year: 2016
Inland Seas Education Association (Suttons Bay) Sitkins, Fred (fsitkins@schoolship.org) Active $72,500.00
1673 Hayes Township Park Camp Sea-Gull Fishing Pier

Board Decision Year: 2016
Hayes Township (Charlevoix) Golovich, Marlene (clerk@hayestownshipmi.gov) Active $234,000.00
1667 Black Creek Shore Fishing Access - Lake St. Clair Metropark

Board Decision Year: 2016
Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority - Natural Resources (Brighton) Nichols, Michelle (michelle.nichols@metroparks.com) Active $58,500.00
1665 Boyne City Public Fishing Pier

Board Decision Year: 2016
City of Boyne City - Planning (Boyne City) Kilkenny, Patrick (pkilkenny@boynecity.com) Active $47,500.00
1661 Thunder Bay Watershed Resource Inventories

Board Decision Year: 2016
Huron Pines (Grayling) Leisen, Josh (josh@huronpines.org) Active $35,442.00
1659 Reconnecting Blue Ribbon Trout Stream to tributary habitat - Au Gres River Watershed

Huron Pines and partners will reconnect the upper East Branch Au Gres River, a state-designated Blue Ribbon Trout Stream, with several of its tributary streams. Five undersized road/stream crossings will be replaced with appropriately sized structures and one small dam will be removed in order to restore natural river functions and allow brook trout and other aquatic wildlife to access 15 miles of high quality spawning, rearing, foraging and refuge habitat that is currently inaccessible.

Board Decision Year: 2016
Huron Pines (Grayling) Leisen, Josh (josh@huronpines.org) Active $98,394.00
1645 Optimize pheromone application rate to yield large and consistent catches of adult sea lamprey

This project will optimize application rates of synthesized pheromone to yield large and consistent catches of invasive sea lamprey in Lake Michigan tributaries. The results will enable widespread use of this environmentally benign and innovative sea lamprey control tool in Lake Michigan and throughout the Great Lakes, thereby reducing dependence on lampricides and sea lamprey barriers.

Board Decision Year: 2016
USGS - Great Lakes Science Center, Hammond Bay Biological Station (Millersburg) Johnson, Nicholas (njohnson@usgs.gov) Active $164,076.00
1641 Informing policy and practice for AIS cases in the Great Lakes using lessons learned from the sea lamprey control story

Sea lamprey control in the Great Lakes has been an unprecedented success. This study will use a qualitative approach to assess and analyze the deeper knowledge of key individuals involved in Great Lakes aquatic invasive species (AIS) issues, compare this data to existing robust data from an ongoing sea lamprey project, and use the output to inform policymakers, managers, AIS technicians, elected officials, and the public about how to tackle current and future threats.

Board Decision Year: 2016
University of Michigan Water Center Read, Jennifer (houghtak@umich.edu) Active $134,515.00
1631 Identity and Function of Lake Trout Pheromones

This project will characterize the pheromones used by lake trout to locate spawning reefs and mates; this research may be significant for overcoming impediments to lake trout rehabilitation in the Great Lakes, particularly Lake Michigan. The expected result of the project—identified lake trout pheromones—will allow for the development of management tactics that enhance natural recruitment, such as applying pheromones via slow-release polymers to encourage use of historically important or newly constructed reefs.

Board Decision Year: 2016
Michigan State University - Department of Fisheries and Wildlife (East Lansing) Li, Weiming (liweim@msu.edu) Active $237,773.00
1613 Watershed Education and Stewardship Teams (W.E.S.T.)

Tip of the Watershed Council (TOMWC) will pilot Watershed Education and Stewardship Teams (W.E.S.T.) for an estimated 250 middle school science students in local Northern Michigan schools. Students participate in a year-long watershed experience that includes learning both outdoors and in the classroom with activities designed to increase watershed science literacy. Students will learn to investigate environmental issues both locally and globally, identify actions to address these issues, and learn the value of those actions.

Board Decision Year: 2016
Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council (Petoskey) Affhalter, Maria (maria@watershedcouncil.org) Active $10,000.00
1612 Spotlight on Stewards

Board Decision Year: 2016
Detroit Educational Television Foundation (Wixom) Sutika, Riley (rsutika@dptv.org) Active $40,000.00
1608 Woodlands & Waters—Three Tiers of Stakeholder Engagement in the Heart of the Great Lakes

Board Decision Year: 2016
Huron Pines (Grayling) Zoll, Jennie (jennie@huronpines.org) Active $89,996.00
1606 Outdoor Adventure Center Great Lakes Fisheries Learning Program

The key goal for this project was to provide a plan for the implementation of a Great Lakes fishery learning program based at the DNR's Outdoor Adventure Center in Detroit, with the target audience being children and families. The result of the project is a comprehensive plan for the program, including a cost estimate for program implementation that will be used to seek funding from partners. The plan also outlines how the program’s success will be measured and what methods will be used. Once implemented, the DNR is confident that the program will become an integral component to the Outdoor Adventure Center and the State Park system.

Board Decision Year: 2016
Michigan Department of Natural Resources - Parks and Recreation Division (Lansing) Lincoln, Matt (lincolnm@michigan.gov) Active $15,000.00
1604 Grand Rapids River Restoration Project

Board Decision Year: 2015
RiverRestoration Scurlock, Michael (michael.scurlock@riverrestoration.org) Completed $125,000.00
1599 Investing in Success: Great Lakes Restoration Project by Project

Board Decision Year: 2015
National Wildlife Federation - Great Lakes Regional Office (Ann Arbor) Hill, Jennifer (hillj@nwf.org) Completed $99,996.27
1596 Acme's Sayler Park Boat Launch

Acme Township constructed a small boat access site on East Grand Traverse Bay at Sayler Park. Prior to completion of this project no public launches were available between Old Mission and Elk Rapids – separated by almost 20 car miles. Sayler Park is an established, rural 22-acre family-friendly park owned and maintained by Acme Township. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources estimates through creel census information that over the lat 10 years angler effort has averaged 50,000 hours at the site with anglers making up 50 to 70 percent of users. The GLFT contributed approximately 20 percent of the project budget. The remaining 80 percent was provided by local, state, and tribal funding sources.

Board Decision Year: 2015
Acme Township Williamsburg (Williamsburg) Aukerman, Jean (jkaukerman@sbcglobal.net) Completed $77,698.00
1593 Hayes Township Park, Camp Sea-Gull Fishing Pier

Hayes Township was provided with a planning grant to assess the potential for ice damage to a proposed fishing pier on Lake Charlevoix. The township was able to quantify the potential for ice damage to the structure and develop a design to mitigate risk through structural resistance to ice forces developed in Lake Charlevoix. The results of this planning grant will be incorporated into the design for the structure.

Board Decision Year: 2015
Hayes Township (Charlevoix) Kantola, Anne (anne@annekantola.com) Completed $23,040.00
1591 Fish Manistique

The purpose of the Fish Manistique project is to provide access to the Lake Michigan fishery at the mouth of the Manistique River.  An accessible parking lot with restrooms will be connected to an existing break wall by the boardwalk.  The break wall will be furnished with railings on both sides to make fishing safe for all users.

Board Decision Year: 2015
City of Manistique (Manistique) Aldrich, Sheila (ktrevillian@coleman-engineering.com) Active $235,400.00