About the Project

A team from the Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin Sea Grant programs, as well as the Ohio State University, are part of a three-year project to help marinas make their facilities more environmentally sustainable by harnessing the power of green infrastructure (GI).

The project, titled “Advancing Stormwater Management at Marinas in the Great Lakes,” has created this decision-support toolkit to help marina owners and operators choose feasible and effective green stormwater management strategies that fit their facility. The project also includes installation of green infrastructure practices at select marinas located in the Great Lakes Basin.

This project team was awarded funds in 2018 by the Great Lakes Protection Fund, an endowment established by seven states in 1989 to support projects that restore or enhance Great Lakes ecosystem health. View the project fact sheet for more details and contact information.

Project Team


  • Michael Fraker, Research Program Manager, Michigan Sea Grant, mfraker@umich.edu, (734) 972-3071
  • Elizabeth Striano, Communications Lead, , Michigan Sea Grant, estriano@umich.edu, (734) 764-6453


  • Sarah Orlando, Clean Marinas, Program Manager, Ohio Sea Grant, orlando.42@osu.edu, (419) 609-4120


  • Julia Noordyk, Water Quality and Coastal Communities Specialist, University of Wisconsin Sea Grant, jnoordyk@aqua.wisc.edu, (920) 465-2795


  • Ohio State University
  • Wisconsin Coastal Management
  • Ohio Department of Natural Resources
  • Or see the Resources Page for additional contacts. 


  • Old Woman Creek National Estuarine Research Reserve
  • Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve
  • Erie County Soil and Water Conservation District