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Lake Michigan Resource Sites

CILER: Cooperative Institute for Limnology and Ecosystems Research – Was established for the objective of fostering University and NOAA partnerships in the Great Lakes region.

Great Lakes Commission – An interstate compact agency that promotes conservation of the water and related natural resources of the Great Lakes basin.

Great Lakes Hydro-Climate Dashboard – Great Lakes water level observations, precipitation, evaporation, runoff, net basin supplies, and ice data.

GLERL: Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory - Conducts innovative research on the dynamic environments and ecosystems of the Great Lakes.

GLIN: Great Lakes Information Network - Offers a wealth of data and information about the Great Lakes region's environment, economy, tourism, education.

GLRC: Great Lakes Regional Collaboration – Federal and regional collaboration to restore and protect the Great Lakes.

GLRI: Great Lakes Restoration Initiative – New federal program addressing the most significant problems in the Great Lakes ecosystem.

GLSEA: Great Lakes Surface Environmental Analysis – Water surface temperatures for all five Great Lakes.

Great Lakes Ships & Marine Traffic – Locate all large ships, freighters and other marine traffic on the Great Lakes.

Great Lakes WATER Institute - University of Wisconsin aquatic technology and environmental research center.

Lake Michigan Cam - Lake Michigan Webcam from Grand Haven, Michigan.

Michigan Sea Grant - Promotes conservation, protection and sustainable use of the Great Lakes and coastal resources.

NOAA CoastWatch Great Lakes Node - Environmental and weather data for near real-time observation of the Great Lakes.

NOAA/GLERL Lake Michigan Field Station - Located in Muskegon, Michigan, the Lake Michigan Field Station serves as NOAA's base of operations for Great Lakes research and the home port for GLERL's research vessels, which operate throughout the Great Lakes.

NOAA Webcams - Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory Lake Michigan (GLERL) Webcams.

Real-Time Meteorological Observation Network - View the latest Lake Michigan and Great Lakes meteorological data.



Lake Michigan Nonprofit and Environmental Organizations

Alliance For The Great Lakes - The Alliance works to conserve and restore the world's largest freshwater resource.

Great Lakes Echo - We foster and serve a news community defined by proximity to and interest in the environment of the Great Lakes watershed.

Great Lakes Forever - The Great Lakes are one of the natural wonders of the world and it is our responsibility to protect them.

Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association (GLLKA) - One of the nation's longest-lived lighthouse preservation groups.

Great Lakes Protection Fund - A permanent environmental endowment that supports collaborative actions to improve the health of the Great Lakes ecosystem.

Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative (GLSI) - The goal of the GLSI is to develop knowledgeable and active stewards of the Great Lakes.

Lake Michigan Watershed Academy - A peer-to-peer network offering strategies and tactics for improving lake quality.

National Wildlife Federation - Great Lakes Regional Center – A regional leader in protecting the Great Lakes for the wildlife and humans that depend on this invaluable resource.

Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation - A website dedicated to helping Michigan's citizens protect one of our most valuable natural resources.

Preserve the Dunes - SOS Dunes: Save Our Sand Dunes, a grass roots not-for-profit organization whose members have an interest in preserving the sand dunes of Southwest Michigan.

Save the Dunes – Organization working to preserve, protect and restore the Indiana Dunes.

The Council of Great Lakes Governors - Encourage and facilitate environmentally responsible economic growth through a cooperative effort between the public and private sectors among the eight Great Lakes States and with Ontario and Québec.

The Michigan Lighthouse Fund - Michigan’s lighthouses are noble and majestic. Built to save lives, their maritime, economic and nostalgic value cannot be measured. The Michigan Lighthouse Fund was formed to make sure our state’s great beacons are preserved.

Indiana Lake Michigan Coastal Program - Planning for and managing natural and cultural resources in the coastal region.


Lake Michigan Parks & Hiking Info

Michigan DNR Trail & Campground Lists

List of Michigan State Parks - Wikipedia

50 Great Parks of Southwest Michigan

Southwestern Michigan Tourist Council

South Haven Michigan Beaches & Parks

Saugatuck Dunes State Park

Holland State Park

Grand Haven State Park

miOttawa - Ottawa County Parks

Muskegon County Beaches & Parks

Sleeping Bear Dunes - Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore official site.

Ludington State Park

Fisherman's Island State Park - Charlevoix Michigan

Petoskey State Park

Michigan Trail Maps - Michigan's premier trail resource.


Reference Materials

The Great Lakes: An Environmental Atlas and Resource Book

Lake Michigan Lakewide Management Plans (LaMP) - Report on the health of the Lake Michigan ecosystem.

Lighthouses of Lake Michigan - Pictures, historical information and more about Lake Michigan lighthouses. Find more Lighthouses of the Western Great Lakes here.

A Field Guide to Aquatic Invaders

Lake Invaders - A new documentary about the Great Lakes and invasive species.

Protect Your Waters - A site for recreational users who want to help stop aquatic nuisance species.

The Great Lakes Shipwreck File - Total Losses of Great Lakes Ships 1679 - 1999.

Lake Michigan Wikipedia Info


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