Service Area: LaGrange and Steuben Counties (Michigan)
About us: The purpose of the Lakes Country Cluster is to bring groups together and focus on common goals that may be financially or logistically difficult to complete individually. The name Lakes Country was chosen a representation of the focus area, generally LaGrange and Steuben Counties, which house hundreds of natural lakes. Some of the goals of the group are to: pursue collaborative grant funding opportunities; share and implement best practices to get better work done on the ground; improve the effectiveness and approach of invasive species control; improve water quality; bring groups together to find common ground (lake users, sportsman, farmers, etc.); and provide/disseminate high-quality education and resources on invasive species to specific groups.
Participating organizations include: Blue Heron Ministries, The Nature Conservancy, the LaGrange and Steuben County Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Indiana Department of Natural Resources – Division of Nature Preserves, Steuben County Lakes Council, LaGrange County Parks Department, Steuben County Surveyor, and several others.
Contact information: To reach the Lake County Cluster’s Member Community Coordinator, Beth Williams, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org