Great Lakes emergency dredging gets OK from Michigan House committee Lansing State Journal (3/13) Emergency dredging in the Great Lakes moved a step closer to reality Wednesday when Michigan's House Appropriations committee approved spending $20.9 million to clear 49 bays and harbors. The supplemental bill now only needs approval from the full House of Representatives before it moves to Gov. Rick Snyder for his signature.
COMMENTARY: Donít abandon Great Lakes restoration Duluth News Tribune (3/1) In a commentary written for the News Tribune in 2008, then-presidential hopeful Barack Obama vowed $5 billion to jump-start a thorough cleanup and rejuvenation of the Great Lakes.
Ice boulders on Lake Michigan shore WOODTV - Grand Rapids, MI (2/28) Hundreds of ice balls, or boulders, are piled near Good Harbor Bay, which is part of the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore, near Traverse City, Michigan.
General Resources Absolute Michigan Absolute Michigan is a collection of links, features, news and information about the State of Michigan for Arts & Entertainment, Business, Community, Food & Dining, Homes, Lodging & Travel, Media, Recreation, Services, Shopping and Technology.
Michigan Great Lakes Commission Since 1955, Michigan has been a valued member of the Great Lakes Commission.
Michigan Sea Grant National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) A partnership between the University of Michigan and Michigan State University to promote the understanding and intelligent use of the Great Lakes.
Michigan State Government A starting point to guide you to the many resources available from Michigan's state agencies, departments and other governmental branches.
Michigan Economic Development Corporation A one-stop resource for businesses seeking to grow in Michigan, MEDC offers information on site location assistance, job training grants, permits and tax abatements.
Michigan Economic Profile Northeast-Midwest Institute The Northeast-Midwest Institute provides a variety of economic data about the state, including unemployment rate, per-capita income, gross state product, exports, government spending and demographics
Detroit River (MI) American Heritage Rivers The American Heritage Rivers Initiative, established by an Executive Order in September 1997, is a program to help communities restore and revitalize waters and waterfronts.
Michigan Birding Provides links to bird counts, checklists, publications and other Michigan birding sites.
Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation Organized for educational and scientific purposes, MCWC's goal is to protect and conserve Michigan's water, natural resources and the public trust in those resources for the benefit of the public.
Michigan United Conservation Clubs This statewide organization is devoted to the protection and enhancement of Michigan's natural resources through education and the promotion of quality outdoor recreation.
Michigan Water Environment Association MWEA represents more than 1,700 water quality professionals statewide who are dedicated to preserving, restoring and enhancing Michigan's water resources.
MiCorps: Michigan Clean Water Corps Michigan DEQ, Great Lakes Commission The Michigan Clean Water Corps (MiCorps) is a network of volunteer monitoring programs in Michigan, which was created through an executive order by Mich. Governor Jennifer M. Granholm to assist the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) in collecting and sharing water quality data.
Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council Celebrating its 25th year in 2004, the Watershed Council works to maintain the environmental integrity and economic and aesthetic values of lakes, streams, wetlands and ground water in Michigan's northern lower peninsula.
Upwellings Michigan Sea Grant Upwellings is the quarterly newsletter of Michigan Sea Grant, reporting on research, extension, education, and other Great Lakes issues and activities.
Tourism The Great Lakes Circle Tour Ride along on the 6,500-mile Great Lakes Circle Tour: a scenic, international road system connecting the five Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River! For new visitors to the region, this online travel guide offers informational maps, road routes and estimated mileages, and links to major cities, camping and recreation areas, and natural attractions.
Mackinac State Historic Parks Mackinac Island State Park Commission Mackinac State Historic Parks protect, preserve and present Mackinac's rich cultural and natural resources to provide outstanding educational and recreational experiences for the public.
Michigan Charter Boat Association Michigan Vacation Guide Select listings of Michigan vacation getaways, cottages, resorts and B&B's by writers of the Michigan Vacation Guide. Highlights Michigan travel with property reviews, editor's choice selections, Newsletter, forum and more.
Soo Locks Visitors Center Located with the Soo Locks on Portage Avenue, this park and information center offers visitors to the Sault a tremendous opportunity to experience the engineering marvel that is the Soo Locks.
The Lighthouses of Michigan Seeing The Light Join lighthouse buffs Terry and Sue Pepper on a voyage of discovery around the Great Lakes and through history. This site features extensive photography, research and observations of the lights.