2018-09-17 / News

Help clean up Michigan’s waters

Are you passionate about Michigan’s waters?

Consider joining a local public advisory council if you live near one of Michigan’s “Areas of Concern” – waterways that are recovering from historic pollution and environmental effects. Each area’s recovery is supported by a group of community members who provide local expertise and participate in volunteer activities.

In 1987, 14 Michigan sites were designated as Areas of Concern under the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. They include: Clinton River, Deer Lake, Detroit River, Kalamazoo River, Manistique River, Menominee River, Muskegon River, River Raisin, Rouge River, Saginaw River/Bay, St. Clair River, St. Marys River, Torch Lake and White Lake.

Since then, federal, state and local partners have restored two of the areas and are making progress on the others. Local public advisory councils are key to restoring these waters, and anyone can join.

Learn about efforts to restore these places on the Areas of Concern webpage https://www.michigan.gov/ ogl/0,9077,7-362-85255---,00.html and connect with a local group through your state coordinator.

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