Office of the Great Lakes
Michigan's two peninsulas are defined by the Great Lakes. They shape our lifestyle and economy, as well as our coasts. The natural beauty of the "sweetwater seas" last year attracted 3.2 million out-of-state visitors who, odds are, enjoyed a taste of the 65 million pounds of fresh fish the lakes provide each year. The Great Lakes Basin is also home to 40 million residents in the U.S. and Canada.
Michigan's Office of the Great Lakes leads policy development and implements programs to protect, restore and sustain our most precious natural resource. The office collaborates with partners to support sustainable use of these coastal resources, coordinate restoration of severely degraded areas, manage water quality and quantity, prevent aquatic invasive species and engage in emerging issues. We are committed to our Great Lakes mission to ensure a healthy environment, strong economy and high quality of life. We are honored to serve the people of Michigan in our work.