What's New Escaping civilization in Isle Royale National Park CBS News (7/22) Millions of vacationers are enjoying awe-inspiring scenery this summer at popular parks across the country. But if you want to avoid the crowds and satisfy your inner explorer, take a look at one of the least-visited gems, Isle Royale National Park.
Enbridge to pay $172M for Kalamazoo River oil spill The Detroit News (7/20) Enbridge Energy will pay more than $172 million as part of a consent decree with the U.S. government tied to the Alberta-based company’s 2010 pipeline rupture near Marshall, Mich., that fouled nearly 40 miles of the Kalamazoo River.
Boardman River restoration project partners see 'before' and 'after' Traverse City Record-Eagle (7/20) The Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Department of Environmental Quality have approved permits to remove the Boardman Dam and construction firms will soon bid on the removal contract. Design work for Sabin Dam's removal is underway, and the project should be ready to bid next summer.
General Resources Absolute Michigan Absolute Michigan is a collection of links, features, news and information about the State of Michigan for Arts & Entertainment, Business, Community, Food & Dining, Homes, Lodging & Travel, Media, Recreation, Services, Shopping and Technology.
Michigan Great Lakes Commission Since 1955, Michigan has been a valued member of the Great Lakes Commission.
Michigan Sea Grant National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) A partnership between the University of Michigan and Michigan State University to promote the understanding and intelligent use of the Great Lakes.
Michigan State Government A starting point to guide you to the many resources available from Michigan's state agencies, departments and other governmental branches.
Michigan Economic Development Corporation A one-stop resource for businesses seeking to grow in Michigan, MEDC offers information on site location assistance, job training grants, permits and tax abatements.
Michigan Economic Profile Northeast-Midwest Institute The Northeast-Midwest Institute provides a variety of economic data about the state, including unemployment rate, per-capita income, gross state product, exports, government spending and demographics
Detroit River (MI) American Heritage Rivers The American Heritage Rivers Initiative, established by an Executive Order in September 1997, is a program to help communities restore and revitalize waters and waterfronts.
Michigan Birding Provides links to bird counts, checklists, publications and other Michigan birding sites.
Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation Organized for educational and scientific purposes, MCWC's goal is to protect and conserve Michigan's water, natural resources and the public trust in those resources for the benefit of the public.
Michigan United Conservation Clubs This statewide organization is devoted to the protection and enhancement of Michigan's natural resources through education and the promotion of quality outdoor recreation.
Michigan Water Environment Association MWEA represents more than 1,700 water quality professionals statewide who are dedicated to preserving, restoring and enhancing Michigan's water resources.
MiCorps: Michigan Clean Water Corps Michigan DEQ, Great Lakes Commission The Michigan Clean Water Corps (MiCorps) is a network of volunteer monitoring programs in Michigan, which was created through an executive order by Mich. Governor Jennifer M. Granholm to assist the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) in collecting and sharing water quality data.
Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council Celebrating its 25th year in 2004, the Watershed Council works to maintain the environmental integrity and economic and aesthetic values of lakes, streams, wetlands and ground water in Michigan's northern lower peninsula.
Upwellings Michigan Sea Grant Upwellings is the quarterly newsletter of Michigan Sea Grant, reporting on research, extension, education, and other Great Lakes issues and activities.
Tourism The Great Lakes Circle Tour Ride along on the 6,500-mile Great Lakes Circle Tour: a scenic, international road system connecting the five Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River! For new visitors to the region, this online travel guide offers informational maps, road routes and estimated mileages, and links to major cities, camping and recreation areas, and natural attractions.
Mackinac State Historic Parks Mackinac Island State Park Commission Mackinac State Historic Parks protect, preserve and present Mackinac's rich cultural and natural resources to provide outstanding educational and recreational experiences for the public.
Michigan Charter Boat Association Michigan Vacation Guide Select listings of Michigan vacation getaways, cottages, resorts and B&B's by writers of the Michigan Vacation Guide. Highlights Michigan travel with property reviews, editor's choice selections, Newsletter, forum and more.
Soo Locks Visitors Center Located with the Soo Locks on Portage Avenue, this park and information center offers visitors to the Sault a tremendous opportunity to experience the engineering marvel that is the Soo Locks.
The Lighthouses of Michigan Seeing The Light Join lighthouse buffs Terry and Sue Pepper on a voyage of discovery around the Great Lakes and through history. This site features extensive photography, research and observations of the lights.