Annual Michigan State of the Great Lakes Report released

Share or view as webpage  |  Update preferences

Families enjoy a rocky beach at Porcupine Mountains state park, Lake Superior

Dec. 19, 2018

Science, collaboration and community feature in 2018 State of the Great Lakes report

Looking for a window into the world of managing freshwater systems? Check out the 2018 edition of the annual Michigan State of the Great Lakes report, now available for readers to dive into.

Cover image for 2018 State of the Great Lakes Report

Articles written by contributors from university, government, environmental and other organizations collectively tell a story of Great Lakes ecosystems, communities and restoration. They celebrate research findings, environmental restoration projects and community engagement initiatives; and raise awareness about the challenges – things like effects of chemical contaminants and re-establishing locally extinct fish species – that resource managers are working to overcome.   

“Our goal as state resource managers is to support healthy Great Lakes and sustainable coastal communities,” said OGL Director Jon W. Allan. “The stories in the State of the Great Lakes report reflect the work, innovation and partnerships that go into realizing that vision.”

Read the report ►

The State of the Great Lakes Report is annually published by the Michigan Office of the Great Lakes, established in 1985. Learn more about the OGL online or by contacting outreach coordinator Rachel Coale.

DNR Logo 24 bit PNG

The Office of the Great Lakes works in partnership with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.