Michigan is home to almost 80 percent of our nation’s fresh water, and the Great Lakes have a profound impact on Michigan’s economy, health, and way of life. Protecting our Great Lakes is essential for securing a brighter future for our state.
For generations, Michiganders have grown up playing on Great Lakes beaches, and families across the state rely on our lakes to provide safe, clean water. Unfortunately, there is now significant cause for concern regarding the health of our lakes.
You might be an angler from Monroe who has watched Lake Erie’s algae problem grow worse over the last decade, turning the shallowest Great Lake green with a thick algae sludge. Perhaps you’re a parent who enjoys spending time with your kids and grandkids on a Lake Michigan beach, only to be disappointed when contaminants like E-coli make the water unsafe for swimming. Or maybe you’re anxious about the potential impact of an oil spill under the Straits of Mackinac on Mackinac Island and the shores of Northern Michigan.
As the Great Lakes State, Michigan must take proactive steps to implement smart, pragmatic policies that can protect and revive our lakes before it’s too late. It just takes the political will to make it happen. Fortunately, Michigan LCV is here to drive positive change, and we need your help to succeed.
Together, we can use our collective influence in Lansing and across the state to safeguard our Great Lakes and the countless Michiganders who depend on them. This section provides information on recent victories and setbacks, as well as new opportunities to make a difference for the lakes we all love. Let’s work together to protect Michigan’s most precious natural resource.