Whether it's a clean-up project or picking up a rain barrel, there are many ways to connect with efforts that benefit Michigan's lakes, rivers and streams, such as this recent river clean-up with the Clinton River Watershed Council.
The Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) ensures that Michigan's water resources are protected and remain clean and abundant.
Help protect the Great Lakes - Join an Adopt-a-Beach event or start your own!
Two days twice a year, families and friends can enjoy one of Michigan's premiere outdoor activities, Michigan fishing, for FREE!
Proper drug disposal is important because it helps protect human health and our environment.
Michigan's natural areas are under threat from invasive species. You can help protect our land and water resources.
The Michigan Clean Water Corps (MiCorps) is a network of volunteer water quality monitoring programs in Michigan.
Local officials can increase their knowledge about water management and access tools and resources for sound decision making regarding water resources.
Michigan is home to 11,000 inland lakes, tens of thousands of rivers and streams, and 3,200 miles of Great Lakes shoreline that provide many opportunities for water recreation activities. Before you go out and enjoy the water, make sure that you are prepared to recreate responsibly.
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 3,200 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.