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Michigan Shoreland Stewards Website

Helping Lakefront Owners Interactively Learn About Best Practices
MI Shoreland Stewards Website Home Page Layout
MI Shoreland Stewards Website Home Page Layout

Michigan Shoreland Stewards is a joint project of Michigan Department of Environmental Quality's Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership program and the Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council in Petoskey, MI along with a group of Lake Associations throughout Northern Lower Michigan. These organizations created a process for inland lake property owners to certify their lake shore in order to both recognize those who use best practices to protect the health of the lakes and to educate land owners about those best practices. The certification process is a 50 to 90 question survey asking land owners about everything from their driveway to their dock.

LIAA worked with the project partners to create a website to host the survey. LIAA's Community Center platform provides the flexibility to create a survey that can be taken by both anonymous and registered users on any device, ask questions in a proscribed order and jump to specific question depending on answers provided, tabulate a score based on the answers, and deliver a printable certificate when the survey is complete. Along with the certificate, a detailed report including recommended practice changes based on the respondents answers is provided. The website managers can update all of the content for the survey, as well as other educational information, through Community Center's easy-to-use interfaces.

This website is now available at http://www.MIShorelandStewards.org!

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