Bordered by four Great Lakes, Michigan is graced with the world's longest freshwater coastline. The Coastal Management Program in the Office of the Great Lakes promotes wise management of the cultural and natural resources of Michigan's Great Lakes coast. The program supports healthy and productive coastal ecosystems and resilient, vibrant, and sustainable coastal communities.
Michigan's Coastal Management Program was established in 1978 in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. It focuses on 5 program areas:
The Coastal Program strives to grow environmental stewardship, encourage innovative methods for understanding and communicating coastal challenges, and partner in sustainable economic development.