Water Quality

Swimmers Itch Tracking 

Help LTL Research partners and other home-owners know where and when you encountered swimmers itch on the lake.


Map Your Itch!​​

Protecting the quality of Little Traverse Lake water and its tributaries is essential. You can help by doing things such as:

creating or maintaining a natural shoreline buffer, eliminating or significantly reducing the use of fertilizers and pesticides,

proper inspection and maintenance of septic systems, keeping leaves/ grass clippings, boat fuel, cleaners and other chemicals from entering the lake, thoroughly washing watercraft and gear before entering the lake to prevent hitch-hiker species.