Michigan's Great Lakes

  • Michigan's Great Lakes

    The Great Lakes are known for their beauty and the wealth of resources within and around them. The combined lakes contain one-fifth of the world's surface fresh water, with more than 3,000 miles of shoreline, the Great Lakes not only form Michigan's geography, but also shape our economy, society, and environment. The DEQ protects, preserves, and restores the Great Lakes through regulatory oversight with programs that range from the permitting of shore protection structures and dredging projects to the issuance of Great Lakes Bottomland Conveyances.

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  • Office of the Great Lakes

    Michigan's Office of the Great Lakes works with the Departments of Environmental Quality and Natural Resources to protect, restore and sustain our state's water resources. The OGL has moved its website to www.michigan.gov/OGL.

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