By Dondré Young of the Council of Michigan Foundations and Claire Stevens of Public Sector Consultants

Shoreline communities throughout the Great Lakes basin face many of the same challenges related to water. But solutions vary when it comes those challenges, which include seasonal flooding, aging or inadequate infrastructure and beaches that are unsafe for families to enjoy.

With this in mind, the Council of Michigan Foundations set out in 2018 to engage community foundations in shoreline communities across the basin to advance a new era of water management that will improve water quality and benefit people and businesses.

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