Marine Debris Stewards

Grant: # 2019

Grant Amount: $161,578.20

Board Decision Year: 2023

Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan - Northeast Michigan (Alpena)

Northeast Michigan

Heraghty, Patrick ([email protected]) (989) 354-6881

2023 Great Lakes Stewardship - Great Lakes Stewardship

Project Summary

Marine Debris Stewards will foster student learning and leadership through hands-on marine debris investigations and stewardship in northeast Michigan. Using place-based stewardship education, students will explore their local Great Lakes watersheds alongside natural resource community partners, analyze their findings and take action by proposing and implementing system- or community-level changes that help prevent marine debris from entering the Great Lakes. This project will engage 1500+ students and 20+ teachers across 8 northeast Michigan counties.