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Protection Fund

  • great, lakes, image, spaceThe mission of the Michigan Great Lakes Protection Fund is to provide a source of reliable funding for new research and demonstration projects to preserve, enhance, and restore the Great Lakes and its component ecosystems. Supported work contributes to our understanding of how pollution enters and moves through the Great Lakes region, the identification and reduction of human and wildlife health risks posed by these problems, and the effects of habitat degradation on the health of fish and wildlife in and around the Great Lakes. Emphasis is placed on work that results in needed policy development or significant near-term improvement in water quality, environmental health, and ecosystem restoration

Research Grant Findings

  • Michigan Great Lakes Protection FundSince its inception, the MGLPF has progressed through 12 annual funding cycles, awarding almost $12 million in grants. Research grant findings have ranged from remediation methods for persistent bioaccumulative toxics in sediments to GIS mapping of invasive species in Michigan waters.