Eric Kerney, of the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi, highlights tribal participation in a paddle survey on the Kalamazoo River with EGLE staff.
The database is part of EGLE's commitment to document how communities incorporate energy into their master plans.
The focus of Pollution Prevention Week is on preventing pollution at home by incorporating activities into daily routines that reduce, reuse, and recycle waste.
SepticSmart Week focuses on educating homeowners and communities on the proper care and maintenance of their septic systems.
EGLE Facebook joins Twitter and LinkedIn as avenues to engage Michiganders on EGLE's work to protect the environment and public health.
EGLE is hoping that more Michiganders will make the connection between how their recycling habits can help manufacturers operate more efficiently and reduce their carbon output.
The invasive aquatic plant has been found in the lower Lincoln River in Mason County.
The drone program at EGLE continues to assess and protect Michigan's environment in new and innovative ways.
The report shows pollutant levels in Michigan have continued to decrease since the 1970s, when monitoring of outdoor air began.
The Voluntary Wetland Restoration program -- a joint effort of EGLE and DNR -- is streamlining the permit process.
Torch Lake in Keweenaw County in Michigan's Upper Peninsula is the site of an experiment to improve the abundance and diversity of benthos organisms.
In late 2019, local emergency managers and EGLE began to coordinate and restructure internal processes to help with emergency permit reviews for residential and municipal property protection.
The focus of a new EGLE webinar series is helping business, industry, government, and the spill response community understand the complexities of preparing for and responding to large-scale environmental incidents.
The Feet on the Street program is intended to help communities achieve economically efficient recycling programs, reduce the number of new resources used in packaging, and improve the cleanliness of communities.
EGLE Director Liesl Clark, and Aaron Keatley, chief deputy director of the department, donned chest waders recently as they joined staffers in Vassar to assess the warm water fishery and macroinvertebrates there.
A new EGLE Classroom video describing what is a hazardous waste under Michigan's environmental regulations is the latest free resource made available by EGLE.
EGLE's latest story map provides an update on the Charge Up Michigan program for fast-charging electric vehicles.
It's wise to make sure the site where you'll be pitching a tent, setting up your camper or reserving a cabin is licensed to operate.
EGLE has joined with MDARD and the DNR to ask people to check trees around homes for the Asian longhorned beetle or any signs of the damage it causes.
New equipment at EGLE's laboratory will expand testing for PFAS to surface water, ground water, wastewater, and soil.
An EGLE brownfield redevelopment grant will protect residents and revitalize a former fueling station in Bad Axe.
EGLE's latest story map looks at an innovative method used to minimize demolition dust at the former McLouth Steel site.
There's been a steady increase in the number of sunken, abandoned boats in Michigan lakes over the years.
Michigan is making progress in finding solutions to the Lake Erie algal bloom and dead zone problems.
The rain gardens in a parking lot in Plymouth have been called the gold standard when it comes to directing rainwater.
The Shoreland Steward survey assesses good waterfront management practices.
EGLE biologists, toxicologists, and engineers pull on their waders every summer to assess Michigan's water quality.
The Lakebed 2030 project will produce a definitive map of the Great Lakes' bottomlands.
While some algae are indeed harmful, there are look-alikes that cause people to be concerned.
EGLE has announced that the City of Flint's water system has met state and federal standards for lead in drinking water for five years in a row.
EGLE's Christine Grossman received a national award from the EPA for outstanding work in providing technical assistance to small businesses in Michigan.
EGLE's Stormwater, Asset Management and Wastewater grant program has proved critical to the success of financially strapped communities.
If you want to help care for the wild places you love, join Adopt-a-Forest.
Legacy contaminants such as copper mine tailings from mines are migrating due to wave action on the Lake Superior shoreline and inundating Buffalo Reef.
EGLE has over 70 email subscription lists available to keep up to date on a variety of environmental topics.
EGLE's Air Quality Division regulates industrial sources of air pollution, including the dust that is emitted.
With more staff, the Dam Safety Unit will be able to double its efforts, perform more inspections and allow for a continued focus on enforcement and compliance issues.
A trove of information about Michigan's wetlands is available through the EGLE's Wetlands Map Viewer.
This year, EGLE is monitoring over 140 sites on rivers throughout the state for E. coli to determine if the water is safe for recreation and to help identify pollution sources.
Proper tire maintenance saves lives, improves performance and helps the environment.
Fireworks contain dangerous chemicals that can spark fires and improper disposal can put waste collection workers at risk.
Cheri Collard, EGLE's new social media strategist, joins MI Environment for this Fast Five edition on Social Media Day.
Ballast water has been the primary pathway for non-native aquatic species to become established in the Great Lakes basin.
A new story map looks at the stressors on Great Lakes reefs, including aquatic invasive species.
Monitoring Michigan waters for harmful pathogens to protect beachgoers is conducted across the state by local health officials working in collaboration with EGLE.
EGLE's Coastal Management Program has partnered with others to develop strategic approaches that increase the knowledge of municipal planners and officials about community resilience.
Members of EGLE's Materials Management Division cleared trash and invasive plants and planted 25 oak trees earlier this year in memory of fellow team member Duane Roskoskey.
Even though Great Lakes and Fresh Water Week is officially over, that doesn't mean we should turn our focus away from our five Great Lakes and more than 11,000 other bodies of water.
The summer driving season is here, and one way to stay safe and help the environment as you drive is proper tire maintenance.
School is out for many Michigan students but EGLE Classroom is available any time.
The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community took a historic step toward setting independent surface water quality standards for the lakes, rivers and streams that are a key part its identity.
The outdoor recreation industry in Michigan supports more than 120,000 jobs.
Michigan made significant strides in 2020 and will keep the momentum going in 2021 to protect and restore the Great Lakes.
EGLE's Stephanie Swart spent a week on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Lake Guardian vessel assisting scientists and others in 2017.
EGLE has developed a dashboard to display data from the COVID-19 wastewater monitoring pilot project and created a story map.
EGLE recently unveiled a new Grants and Loans Dashboard that shows exactly where the funding goes.
EGLE's Jake Riley inspected the site and consulted with city's planners and contractor about how to handle the wastewater discharge.
Taking sensible precautions can help ensure a safe and healthy swimming pool environment.
The staff of EGLE's Information Management Division is "small but mighty," says the division's director.
Holly Pennoni credits her emergency training and equipment with providing her the skills and tools she need to remain focused during the chaos.
EGLE Director Liesl Clark joined Gov. Whitmer, Lt. Gov. Gilchrist and others at a clean-up event in Sanford.
In the year since the dam failures, EGLE has created a standalone Dam Safety Unit with five full-time equivalent staff and a budget of $700,000.
The work of the Office of the Environmental Justice Public Advocate addresses impacts on communities that are economically disadvantaged and continue to be disproportionally affected by cumulative effects of past environmental degradation.
The Edenville and Sanford dams failed one year ago this week, raising awareness of dams across Michigan and the state's role in regulating the structures in Michigan.
The number of public and private wetland bank sites in Michigan has increased by leaps and bounds since the first one was established in 1999.
The costs for infrastructure maintenance, repair or replacement are a financial commitment to ensure facilities can continue serving residents efficiently and safely.
EGLE says the largest collaborative effort in state history will spark the state's "recycling and recovery" economy.
As Drinking Water Awareness Week concludes, it is important to reflect on the work needed to achieve a healthy water future for Michigan.
Air Quality Awareness Week reminds us to keep campfires safe and clean by carefully choosing what they're made from.
The MiCorps program is always looking for residents to participate in Michigan's premier volunteer lake and stream monitoring effort.
Today's MiCorps story is the first of two that looks at this volunteer program that collects important information needed to make data-driven decisions about how to protect and improve Michigan's beautiful lakes and streams.
The potential for lead in water increases when hot tap water is used instead of your cold tap water for cooking and meal preparation.
As part of Private Residential Well Awareness Day, MI Environment looks at the importance of properly maintaining residential wells.
Emmet County provides a model that highlights the potential of improved food recovery and collection.
The Marquette County Michigan Solid Waste Management Authority upgraded the facility to a regional single stream one capable of serving not only the County's 65,000 residents, but potentially the entire region's population.
Sasy, who will become the Michigan Infrastructure Council's executive director, was recently featured in a video where she discusses her role and the work she has done creating programs building around community feedback and engagement.
EGLE recently announced that most of the 2,700 municipal and other large drinking water systems are meeting the state's new standards limiting PFAS in public drinking water supplies.
Fifty-one years later Earth Day continues to be celebrated as a means to keep a focus on critical environmental issues facing humankind.
Students at Charlotte High School and Alcona Middle School are the winners of a competition for impactful projects that benefit Michigan's plants, wildlife and ecosystems.
EGLE is livestreaming a 40-minute webinar for students and educators on Earth Day, April 22.
Show off your passion while helping to fund water-related programs is to buy a water quality specialty license plate.
With two winters of experience in the history books, lab experiments on County Road 607 in Dickinson County show the performance of the materials has improved.
Ann Arbor's composting program is now stronger than ever and demonstrates the value of public-private partnerships.
For the first time, EGLE has gathered all its public maps and data in one easy to access location.
Abigail Hendershott, new Michigan PFAS Action Response Team (MPART) executive director, joins MI Environment for this Fast Five edition.
As National Asbestos Awareness Week is observed this week, MI Environment highlights EGLE's asbestos work.
If you are cooking at home more frequently, now is good time to consider taking up home composting.
The Upper Peninsula Geological Repository is essentially a "rock library," in which samples are organized and made available upon request to researchers to conduct geologic studies.
As Women's History Month ends, MI Environment highlights EGLE Director Liesl Clark's remarks at the Women in Leadership Climate Summit.
The Michigan Coastal Management Program is helping coastal communities become more resilient to the dynamic conditions that come with living, working, and playing on the shores of the Great Lakes.
Here at the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) we still have feelings for our ex. And we're not afraid to show them.
A once mysterious ship with an unlucky past has returned to the Lake Michigan shoreline.
EGLE at the end of February finalized a Chloride and Sulfate Water Quality Values Implementation Plan.
The major portion of work to restore the Tobacco River to its natural course is now complete, as a new story map shows.
EGLE recently launched the Michigan Environmental Health and Drinking Water information System, a multi-year project to modernize many of EGLE's Drinking Water and Environmental Health Division's existing information systems into one web-based application.
If you are interested in the "By the Numbers" editions of MI Environment, you will love the release of the Air Quality Division's Year in Review for 2020.
Fix-a-Leak week is drawing to a close, but Michigan's Office of the Clean Water Public Advocate will continue to prioritize water conservation efforts.
EGLE is featuring a webinar on March 18 that will share success stories and lessons learned from water conservation and access repair programs in disadvantaged communities.
As part of Fix a Leak Week, MI Environment is highlighting water and energy conservation tips.
Elizabeth Browne, EGLE's new Materials Management Division director, joins MI Environment for this Fast Five edition.
The Long Run Risk research project is intended to help state and local decision-makers to better understand the effects of current management strategies for contaminated groundwater.
MI Environment is highlighting some of the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy's female leadership on International Women's Day.
EGLE's online publication in the past two years has highlighted the work of EGLE staff to protect the environment and public health in 311 stories.
EGLE plays a leading role in ensuring the Great Lakes remain healthy for generations to come.
In videotaped remarks at the recent Upper Peninsula Clean Energy Conference, EGLE Director Liesl Clark shared updates from the U.P. Energy Task Force and information about the EGLE mission.
As an EGLE grantee, Porous Pave has completed projects around Michigan and throughout the country using pour-in-place permeable paving material made in Michigan with recycled rubber.
The emergency work on the dam that began in December is expected to help protect against downstream flooding when spring rains and snowmelt occur.
The latest report on scrap tires in Michigan lays out opportunities to create a market development strategy to create and grow new scrap tire markets.
Lithium-ion batteries can pose a significant fire danger, if not disposed of properly.
The number of MI Paddle Stewards jumped significantly when the course became available online for free in 2020.
An EGLE grant has helped Emmet County use robotic separating equipment that has gotten the attention of local and national media.
Bell's Brewery upgrade funded through EGLE's Energy Services cut company annual energy use by 190,000 kilowatt hours.
The $40 million Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan project focused on rehabilitating seven storm pumps, repairs, and other upgrades and improvements to the facilities.
Earning EPA recognition was the water main and water meter replacement project in the city of Pontiac.
Two Michigan school districts, in collaboration with EGLE and DTE Energy Co., have added electric school buses to their fleets — and their classroom curriculums.
EGLE's Air Quality Division maintains more than 40 monitoring sites for one or more pollutants. There are 26 monitors for ozone around the state.
A school near Grand Haven last week started up a new water-filtration system designed to protect students and staff from PFAS contamination in the groundwater.
EGLE ensures that Michigan's air remains clean by regulating sources of air pollutants to minimize adverse impact on human health and the environment.
Twenty-five million pounds of potentially hazardous electronic waste was collected and properly disposed of through EGLE’s takeback program.
Approximately 1,280 students from the six districts will learn skills to prepare them for high-quality water-focused STEM careers.
A new EGLE Classroom video on the dangers of radon gas in the home is the latest free resource made available by EGLE.
In 2020, EGLE issued $3.3 million in scrap tire grants.
Events ranged from hearings on Michigan's high-water challenges to specialized trainings to help environmental experts who oversee wastewater treatment plants and industrial facilities.
EGLE's Air Quality Division presented a series of 10 webinars attended by more than 2,700 people.
The year 2019 was another year of overall air quality improvement across the Michigan, according to the latest Annual Air Quality Report.
EGLE is committed to the future of mobility through investment in infrastructure that is needed to support electric vehicles.
The Clean Water State Revolving Fund and the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund awarded 42 loans in 2020 totaling more than $326 million.
More than 2,200 shoreline protection permits were issued in FY 2020, but finding alternatives may be better way to go.
Inspections by geologists on EGLE's Oil, Gas and Minerals staff are a very important aspect of Michigan’s regulatory oversight of the oil, gas, gas storage, injection well and mineral well industries.
Working with 19 laboratories across the state, EGLE is helping coordinate this testing network, which will provide an early warning system for future coronavirus outbreaks.
Fiscal Year 2020 was the inaugural year for EGLE’s new electronic Freedom of Information Act request portal. Nearly 15,000 FOIA requests were processed.
The collection was part of a $1.4 million EGLE program designed to prevent future contamination caused by the unintentional use of this PFAS-containing product.
EGLE issued a remarkable number of permits in Fiscal Year 2020 for projects to help Michiganders protect homes and critical infrastructure.
Throughout the month of January, MI Environment will publish regular "EGLE 2020 By the Numbers" briefs highlighting the work of the agency's 1,200-plus employees.