In 2020, Michigan will celebrate Great Lakes and Fresh Water Week. Yes, we know it’s not a standard week, but we love the Great Lakes so much that it just couldn’t be contained in 7 days!
Will you land a trout during Free Fishing Weekend, stroll the river walk at Sturgeon Festival, paddle along a water trail, or join an Adopt-a-Beach team for a local cleanup?
Our abundant waters are essential to Michigan’s environmental health, economic vitality and unique freshwater heritage. Everyone can enjoy them, and everyone has a role to play in keeping them healthy.
Share photos and stories about our Great Lakes on social media with #MiGreatLakesWeek.
The Great Lakes hold about 20 percent of the world’s available freshwater.
In Michigan, you are never more than 6 miles away from a lake – and we have more than 11,000!
Michigan has more than 3,000 miles of coastline.
Our state is home to the world’s largest freshwater dune system.
660,000 Michigan jobs are directly linked to the Great Lakes.