Mona Lake Stewardship Assessment

part of the Watershed Stewardship Assessments initiative.
Watershed: Muskegon Lake
Project Lead / Organization: Tim Brown, Delta Institute

The Mona Lake Watershed Stewardship Assessment process was aimed at identifying opportunities for creating a permanent ethic of environmental stewardship among leaders and the general public in the local watershed. Working closely with many local partners in this small watershed located almost entirely within Muskegon County in western Michigan, the Lake Michigan Forum gathered existing environmental information and interviewed individuals living and working in the Mona Lake watershed.

Using the resulting information, the Forum characterized existing stewardship activities in the watershed and compared these against a set of elements that, if in place, would represent a “best-case stewardship scenario” for any watershed. The Forum explored those elements that seemed not to be in place in the Mona Lake watershed and developed an initial set of strategic opportunities for enhancing stewardship. This set of opportunities was further refined and developed through focus groups and additional analysis on the part of the Forum.

Member Projects

Forum members are involved with many projects.

Ms. Kae DonLevy

Managing the WI CLean Marina Program. Coordinating the Gatheirng Waters F… Read More

Ms. Kathy Evans

The restoration of coastal habitats, the cleanup of legacy pollution and th… Read More

Mr. Bill Hafs

Agriculture nonpoint control, Northern pike habitat restoration, buffer str… Read More

Ms. Vicky Harris

Fox River TMDL analysis for total maximum daily loads of phosphorus and sus… Read More

Mr. Martin Jaffe

Water supply planning and policy… Read More

Ms. Angela Larsen

Coordinate multi-jurisdictional planning, monitoring, and grant submissions… Read More

Ms. Kathy Luther

Comprehensive regional planning for Northwest Indiana that will protect Lak… Read More

Mr. Greg Mund

Wildlife Habitat restoration; Contaminated sediment clean-ups; Public parti… Read More

Ms. Kay Nelson

Great Lakes Compact, historical (passage) and current implementation activi… Read More

Mr. Todd Parker

Harbor & Marina Eco-EMS work… Read More

Ms. Henrietta Saunders

Public outreach on the importance of improving, conserving, protecting, fun… Read More

Mr. Bill Schleizer

Nature resource valuation and ecosystem markets.… Read More

Mr. Larry Smith

Domestic and international resource management, ecosystem rehabilitation, d… Read More

Dr. Janet Vail Ph.D

The Making Lake Michigan Tour, which is onboard public outreach and eductio… Read More

Ms. Barbara Waller

Environmental education and out-of-doors learning programs for school-age c… Read More