The Michigan Shoreland Stewards Program is a  program of the Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership (MNSP). The MNSP had a goal of creating a statewide  program to recognize lake front property owners for maintaining shoreland property in a manner that reduces negative impacts on inland lakes. The MI Shoreland Stewards Program is a result of this goal.

This recognition program is a web based questionnaire for inland lake front property owners.  It is intended to be an educational resource to encourage protection of Michigan inland lakes through best management practices and provide property owners with recognition for their efforts.

Funding through a variety of partners made this website possible.  Partial funding was through the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality's Nonpoint Source Program by the United States Environmental Protection Agency under assistance agreement (C9975474-15) to the Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council. 

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Special thanks and recognition goes to the following Lake Associations:

Lake Charlevoix Association, Mullet Lake Area Preservation Society, Elk-Skegemog Lakes Association, Pickerel-Crooked Lakes Association, Crystal Lake and Watershed Association. These associations provided not only financial support but offered their time.  Members of these lake associations provided invaluable insight and feedback throughout the website development process.

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