Having the right tools in the toolbox is necessary to address tough challenges like the toxic algal bloom in Lake Erie. Partnering with the Joyce Foundation, the Erb Family Foundation made a grant to Environmental Working Group to use geospatial tools to identify where phosphorus might be most concentrated in Michigan. Throughout the process, Environmental Working Group worked with state agencies to then focus implementation of effective farm conservation practices on sites that will result in the greatest water quality benefits in Michigan and Ohio.
Listen to a recording of the webinar that focused on the efforts in Michigan. Speakers included Anne Schechinger and Ethan Bahe from Environmental Working Group, Thad Cleary from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy, and Jim Johnson from the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.