The Rogue River Home Rivers Initiative Project was just awarded $66,000 through the Michigan DEQ Nonpoint Source Program to educate planning commissions on the placement and proper use of storm water practices in the Rogue River Watershed. The project will begin in the fall of 2012.
This is just one part of $3 million in grants statewide to improve water quality in Michigan’s lakes and streams.
The grants, issued through Michigan’s Nonpoint Source Program, support development of watershed plans to improve water quality as well as funding for existing program activities. Several of the projects will result in water bodies meeting water quality standards.
Michigan’s Nonpoint Source Program began in the late 1980s with changes to the Clean Water Act emphasizing control of nonpoint sources of pollution.