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East Arm Shoreline of Traverse - E.A.S.T Sub-Watershed Protection Plan.

Alongshore trek - Eastport to Elk Rapids

E.A.S.T Watershed has 4% of Grand Traverse Bay water inflows E.A.S.T has 24 streams entering the Bay – twice that number in total (map) from Elk Rapids to Norwood. E.A.S.T. has forested residential living along East Bay beaches, inland living in dune settings, rural homes, villages, farms and businesses. E.A.S.T upland farms feature orchards, vineyards, row crops, and confined or pastured cows. Uplands drain through 3 local creeks; Mitchell Creek incl. Mud Lake in its 12 sq. mile basin, Paradine McGuire Creek and Creswell Creek. NOTE: TNN is working under the auspices of the Watershed Center – GT Bay, with Tip of the Mitt Water-shed Council. This work is part of the overall MDEQ and EPA sanctioned GT Bay Watershed Protection Plan. 

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