Public involvement is essential to cleaning up Michigan's Areas of Concern, which are waters recovering from environmental impacts. Each AOC has a Public Advisory Council, a group of community members that provide local expertise and participate in volunteer activities.
A Statewide Public Advisory Council is made up of members representing each of Michigan's 14 Area's of Concern. The Statewide Public Advisory Council shares information and ideas with other AOC communities.
Local public advisory councils are key to restoring Michigan's water resources, and anyone can join.
Learn about each Area of Concern and connect with its state Coordinator in the Michigan Office of the Great Lakes:
|Area of Concern||Staff Member||Phone Number||Email Address|
St. Marys River
White Lake (delisted)
|St. Clair River
Deer Lake (delisted)
|Torch Lake||Rick Hobrla
AOC Program Manager