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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As coordinator of the Great Lakes Clean Marina Network, Michigan Sea Grant soon will be issuing a request for proposals (RFP) to offset some of the costs associated with becoming a certified Clean Marina. These small grants can be used by Clean Marina programs to help marinas sustain the cost of site visits and consultation with specialists required for certification. The RFP will be released on November 16, 2015, at the Great Lakes Clean Marina website and will be open to Clean Marina program coordinators, Sea Grant offices, industry groups, and other entities responsible for administration of a Clean Marina Program in any Great Lakes state. learn more