The MGSP is a voluntary program and services are free and confidential! The program provides information and assessment tools in order to identify risks to groundwater and to coordinate local, state, and gederal resources to help individuals reduce those risks.
The MGSP addresses a number of water quality issues such as fertlizer and pesticide use, septic system maintenance, water well protection, storm water management, recycling, hazardous household products, and fuel storage. Other program priorities include providing community outreach and education in schools and to community groups to help people make connections between household activities and protection of water quality.
If you are a resident or community group in Marquette, Alger, Delta, or Menominee Counties, the Michigan Groundwater Stewardship Program can voluntarily present, or organize a presentation, on topics related to groundwater protection, including groundwater basics, managing household wastes, fertilizer and pesticide use, yard and garden care, drinking water well management, and septic system management.
A number of stewardship practices are available, which help reduce the risk of groundwater contamination.
For more information, please contact:
Holly Wendrick, Delta Conservation District
(Alger, Delta, Dickinson, Marquette, Menominee & Schoolcraft)
906-428-9469 ext. 3
This page last updated on 2/16/2011.