Michigan Sea Grant helps promote safe and environmentally sound boating and marina practices through things like the Know Your Nets campaigns and the Clean Marina Program.
The Great Lakes are crucial to Michigan’s culture and economic vitality. Explore how the Great Lakes are intertwined with our way of life through land use, jobs reports, water access, coastal development and more.
Recreational, commercial and tribal fisheries are a vital part of Michigan’s heritage. Michigan Sea Grant conducts scientific research to lay the groundwork for sound fishery management.
It is important to be aware of potential Great Lakes hazards like dangerous currents, extreme storms and floods, harmful algal blooms and boater safety. The best way to combat these dangers is to be prepared and know how to respond.
Many plants and animals rely on the Great Lakes to survive. Learn more about the birds, plants and animals — native and invasive — that call the Great Lakes home.
From drinking water to economies built on commercial fisheries, restoration is fundamental to keeping the Great Lakes viable. MSG is leading and partnering on several large-scale restoration projects.
What do shipwrecks, wetlands, fisheries, research and birds all have in common? Those are just some of the topics featured on board these fun, interesting, and educational boat trips.
The 2018 season of educational Summer Discovery Cruises begins June 14 as the education vessel Clinton sets sail from Lake Erie Metropark for the upper reaches of the Detroit River. This first cruise is a special 5-hour “Journey through the Straits” cruise, sailing north from Lake Erie through the entire length of the Detroit River. Starting within the boundary of the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge, we’ll pass Grosse Ile and Fighting Island, get a close look at the steel industry in River Rouge, see Historic Fort Wayne, cruise under the Ambassador Bridge, view Detroit’s incredible downtown waterfront up close, and pass to the west of Belle Isle before docking.