Public Trust

FLOW is currently working on drafting a blue communities resolution for the City of Traverse City with the idea that other local governments in the Grand Traverse Bay Watershed will adopt similar resolutions, which in turn will stimulate more collaborative efforts together. The key points of this resolution are to recognize that water is a shared public resource, held in a Public Trust for the health, safety, and general welfare, of its beneficiaries, and that the principles of water stewardship embodied in the Public Trust Doctrine should be the governing framework for water management