Protecting Michigan's Environment, Ensuring Michigan's Future
  • DEQ Brownfield Redevelopment Program Video Brownfield Flip: Detroit International Riverfront

    Unprecedented state, local, and citizen collaboration turned the Detroit riverfront from a blighted industrial corridor to a vibrant public space. Ten years after the MDEQ demolished cement silos on the river and awarded a transformative $7.2 million in grants for environmental cleanup and riverfront infrastructure, the Detroit riverfront is now the jewel of Detroit’s renaissance and a symbol of residents’ pride and involvement in their city. Check out this video to learn more about this brownfield redevelopment. #mibrownfields

  • Image with text about the 2018 MECC Conference in Lansing on June 12-13. Michigan Environmental Compliance Conference

    Join us for the DEQ’s premier compliance assistance event, the Michigan Environmental Compliance Conference. This conference has been designed to help businesses, municipalities, and environmental professionals comply with their environmental requirements.

  • Radon is the leading cause of unintentional death in the home. New Lung Cancer Prevention Resources For Healthcare Providers and Residents

    What is colorless, odorless, can be deadly, and may be in your home now?  The answer is radon gas!  Radon is a naturally occurring gas that can seep into your home.  Reduce your risk of breathing this radioactive gas by testing your home for radon today and encouraging your patients do the same.  Learn more at

  • Michigan DEQ News Spring 2018 Michigan DEQ News PDF icon

    Check out our new newsletter - the Michigan DEQ News - published quarterly to increase awareness about high priority issues, highlight important projects, and provide information about upcoming events. To subscribe, please visit our email subscription service, enter your email address, and click on "Michigan DEQ News" under the Agency-wide Information section.

  • MDEQ Minute Recycling Video Image MDEQ Minute - Recycling

    Hold up a minute! Should you throw that in the recycling bin? Watch this video to find out! Recycling resources for businesses, communities, homes, and schools can be found at:

  • Great Lakes Recycling Carousel The DEQ is exploring new ways to increase Michigan's recycling rate.
  • Mi AIR, Michigan's Air Quality Monitoring and Information System MIair: Air Quality Network

    The Air Quality Division operates a comprehensive air monitoring network to determine the quality of Michigan's ambient air.