The mission of Bridge Magazine, a project of the Center for Michigan, is to inform Michigan residents through fact-based, nonprofit, nonpartisan journalism that identifies and reports on critical issues important to civic life. Michigan and the Great Lakes Basin are ground zero for some of the most pressing environmental issues of our time. As Michigan’s traditional newspapers decline, their ability to cover Great Lakes issues is also diminished. Meanwhile, Bridge Magazine and its Michigan Environment Watch segment are growing rapidly. This grant will increase awareness and understanding of the policies and practices that threaten the Great Lakes and the state’s drinking water supply through more in-depth journalism and collaboration with other partner organizations.