Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council

Welcome to
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. The vastness, clarity, and ageless beauty of these waters have the power to lull us into a false sense of security though. These waters seem beyond the reach of time, and out of harm's way. Their inherent fragility is often forgotten.

Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council is here to protect the future of these waters. The rich character of Northern Michigan can be preserved forever, and future generations will appreciate the unspoiled character of the north – a tradition built around our magnificent waters. Founded in 1979, the Watershed Council is the lead organization for water resources protection in Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, and Emmet Counties. Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council speaks for our members, including full-time and seasonal residents, lake associations, and businesses. We work to maintain the environmental integrity and economic and aesthetic values of the Great Lakes, Inland Lakes Rivers and StreamsWetlands and Groundwater.

To learn more about our organization visit the About Us page.

Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council is seeking interns for the 2015 Summer Season.

Summer internship positions available at Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council are:
  • Policy Internship

  • Watershed Protection Team Internship
For a full position description and additional information about our internship program, please contact our Program Director, Grenetta Thomassey, at 231-347-1181 or email grenetta@watershedcouncil.org.

Current Issues and New Releases

Videos PlaylistPOD IconNorthern Michigan Pipeline SymposiumWalloon Lake Aquatic Vegetation Survey 2013


The Watershed Council has produced a number of short informative videos about our programs, invasive species, and other important issues. Click here to view our playlist of videos.

POD Program

Prescription and over-the-counter drugs contaminating our waters is a growing issue. Click here to learn more, find a POD drop-off box near you, and a list of local collection events.

Northern Michigan Pipeline Symposium

Walloon Lake Aquatic Vegetation Survey

During the summer and fall of 2013, the Watershed Council conducted a plant survey in Walloon Lake, a 4,620-acre lake located in Emmet and Charlevoix Counties. Click here to view the report.

Celebrating 35 Years of protecting Northern Michigan's waters.

This year marks the Watershed Council's 35th Anniversary. In preparation for our Annual Meeting that was held on July 10, 2014 we prepared a short video that illustrates our history of significant successes. We hope you enjoy the walk down memory lane (and the fun bloopers at the end).
Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council • 426 Bay Street, Petoskey, MI 49770
PH: (231) 347-1181 • Fax: (231) 347-5928 • www.watershedcouncil.org
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