Lawn to Lake is a collaborative program promoting healthy lawn and landscape practices to protect water resources in the Great Lakes region. The Great Lakes are a globally important natural resource. They represent approximately 20 percent of the world’s fresh surface water and provide habitat for over 100 species of globally rare plants and animals. Additionally, 42 million people depend on the Great Lakes for their drinking water.

Natural Lawn Care 101

Retailers: Growing Naturally

Professional Workshops

Master Gardeners and Teachers

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The Lawn to Lake effort in the Lake Michigan Basin is an outreach and training program to protect water in the Great lakes by facilitating a switch to landscape practices that reduce pollution. With funding from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, these partners are coordinating a prevention campaign that address the needs of the professional landscapers, municipalities and homeowners.

Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant | Lake Champlain Sea Grant
University of Illinois Extension | Midwest Pesticide Action Center
Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission
Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning

Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant
Purdue University
195 Marsteller Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2033
University of Illinois Extensio
Sea Grant
Purdue University