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.
At Michigan Sea Grant, we love to brag about the Great Lakes. These astonishing lakes and their connecting rivers make up the planet’s largest body of fresh water. They provide drinking water for millions of people, span an international border, sustain billions of dollars of economic activity every year — and they are stunningly beautiful.
The newest issue of Upwellings features in-depth articles on some of our projects and initiatives, as well as interviews with Extension educators, and an overview of recently funded research. learn more