The State of Michigan has a diverse array of coastal wetlands along the shoreline of the Great Lakes. Overall, there are approximately 5.5 million acres of wetlands in Michigan, which amounts to 15% of the total land area in the state. These wetlands are highly productive and essential to the overall health of the surrounding ecosystems and human systems. Therefore, the State of Michigan is working with its partners to foster the continued protection and preservation of these critical natural resources.
Funding for this project was provided by Michigan DEQ’s Coastal Zone Management program