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School of Natural Resources and Environment
In 1950, the University of Michigan formally established the School of Natural Resources, the first of its kind in the world, but the study of natural resources and environmental problems has been part of the University for over 100 years. Fittingly, the School changed its name to the School of Natural Resources and Environment in 1992. The School remains an international leader in educating students to be innovative and effective stewards of the environment.
Department of Environmental Quality
Our mission is to drive improvements in environmental quality for the protection of public health and natural resources to benefit current and future generations. This will be accomplished through effective administration of agency programs, providing for the use of innovative strategies, while helping to foster a strong and sustainable economy.

RegionalAir Pollutant Inventory Development System
As the principle component of the Great Lakes Regional Air Toxic Emissions Inventory project, the Regional Air Pollutant Inventory Development System (RAPIDS) is the first ever multi-jurisdictional pollutant emissions inventory software that has been developed.

Little Traverse Conservancy
The purpose of the Little Traverse Conservancy is to protect the natural diversity and beauty of Northern Michigan by preserving significant natural land and scenic areas, and to foster appreciation and understanding of the environment.

Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation
Since the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation was established in 1991 as a public charity and nonprofitcorporation, we've expanded our circle of friends and supporters and begun to establish a healty endowment. The Foundation does not, itself carry out any community service or charitable programs. It funds programs carried out by othercommunity organizations.

Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council
Northern Michigan contains some of the most important, diverse, and pristine water resources on earth. The Great Lakes, inland lakes, rivers, streams, and wetlands provide homes for a plentiful array of wildlife. These waters are a way of life and a cherished vacation destination.

Top of Michigan Trails Council
The Top of Michigan Trails Council's mission is to "facilitate the establishment of a network of multiple-use recreational trails in Charlevoix, Emmet and Cheboygan counties." These trails will offer safe recreation and alternative transportation route for all residents and visitors to the area.

Thorne Swift Nature Preserve
Thorne Swift Nature Preserve was initiated in 1981 by a WestTraverse Township resident, Mrs. Elizabeth Kennedy, who offered todonate 30 acres to the Little Traverse Conservancy. The conservancy,a local land preser vation organization, offered to lease the property toWest Traverse Township for management so that township residentsand others could enjoy the beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline, cedarswamp, and other natural features of the pro perty.

Michigan Audubon Society
Michigan Audubon Society is a nonprofit organization that promotes the awareness, understanding, enjoyment, and stewardship of the environment and natural resources of the upper Great Lakes region by educating the public, supporting ecological research, maintaining sanctuaries, and by taking part in appropriate advocacy to protect the environment, with emphasis on birds and their habitats.

Great Lakes, forests, and rivers nurture fish, wildlife and parks conserved by generations of peninsula dwellers... lake trout cruise our abundant, fresh waters...white pines whisper in the wind... white tails flag in shadowed timber...Loons call... because people care.

Michigan Wildlife Habitat Foundation
The Michigan Wildlife Habitat Foundationis a nonprofit membership organization which restores and improves wildlife habitat through cost-effective projects. We provide opportunities for citizens to have a direct role in the protection and enhancement of wildlife resources, so that futuregenerations may enjoy the same world of natural experiences we do today.

Kresge EnvironmentalEducation Center
The Kresge Environmental Education Center, (KEEC) is located in Mayfield Township of Lapeer County, about six miles northeast of the city of Lapeer. The main buildings are located a quarter of a mile off Fish Lake Road in the middle of the center's 240acres. In addition to the centers 240 acres, there are 7,000 acres of state land contiguous to or nearby the property. Here thecenter lends itself to a wide variety of uses ranging from our Summer EMU / WSU Biological Program, and our SchoolCamping Program to a Retreat, Workshop and Conference Center.

Institute for Environmental Toxicology
The Institute, at Michigan State University in East Lansing, was established to coordinate the response of the MSU scientific community to environmental concerns of Michigan citizens and businesses. As part of its mission, the institute promotes public awareness of environmental issues which impact all of our lives every day in many different ways.

Michigan Environmental Council
The Michigan Environmental Council is a coalition of over 50 environmental, public health and faith based organizations with more than 170,000 individual members, provides a collective voice for the environment at the state capitol. MEC serves as a clearinghouse of environmental information, develops public policy and educates the public and offers training and support to member organizations. MEC is fighting sprawl, protecting Michigan's water, lowering threats to children's health and promoting sustainable business practices.

Friends Of The St Joe River Association Inc.
The Friends of the St. Joseph River Association Inc. was established in April of 1994 for the purpose of bringing together the people of the communities located within the St. Joseph River watershed, working as one unit to clean and restore the St. Joe river and also all rivers, streams, and creeks that flow into the St. Joseph River. Join Us

Since 1972, the Public Interest Research Group in Michigan (PIRGIM) has been advocating for the public, taking on formidableopponents and often winning against great odds. Combining the expertise of a professional staff with the energy, political clout andfinancial support of our members, we work for a clean environment, strong consumer protections and democratic reforms.

Sierra Club
The Mackinac Chapter of the Sierra Club, its local Groups all across the state, and its some 17,000 members are the Michigan voice for the nation's oldest and largest grassroots environmental organization.

Recycling Information for Michigan
The following sites are neither endorsed or supported by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. This list is providedto help you find more information about recycling in Michigan and general information about recycling to help you know moreabout what you can do to recycle and appropriately dispose of waste.

Humanitarians for Animal Rights Education
H.A.R.E. is an all volunteer, non-profit corporation and has been promoting animal rights philosophy in Michigan since 1991.H.A.R.E. promotes animal rights education through: seminars, library displays, billboards, class room lectures, letter-writing campaigns, public speaking engagements, and protests. H.A.R.E. also provides socializing and networking with other animal rights groups to keep updated on legislation, news andevents.

Michigan Animal Rights Society
The Michigan Animal Rights Society is dedicated to defend the rights of animals who cannot defend themselves. Its main concern is to educate and inform, while taking direct action to improve the conditions of the lives of animals today. MARS focuses on issues that cause animals the most suffering, such as factory farming, experimentation in laboratories, the fur trade, hunting, and animals in entertainment. Anyone can join MARS by attending any meeting.

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