• Muskegon Lake Watershed Partnership The River Runs Through It The Mouth of Muskegon River at Muskegon Lake
  • Muskegon Lake Watershed Partnership Habitat Restoration Industrial Fill Removed, Wetlands Restored
  • Muskegon Lake Watershed Partnership The Next Generation Hands-On Stewardship Makes a Great Lake!
  • Muskegon Lake Watershed Partnership Legacy Pollution Community Partners Address Toxic Pollution

Muskegon Lake Watershed Partnership Center

Source Water Intake Protection Plan

The public is invited to give feedback on the draft, Source Water Intake Protection Plan for the City of Muskegon public water supply. The public meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 19, 6:00 p.m. at Muskegon City Hall in the council chamber room. Officials from the City of Muskegon and Tetra Tech will present information prior to a question and answer session.

See DRAFT here.


Muskegon Lake Resiliency Plan

The Muskegon Lake Resiliency Plan is Complete and Ready for Implementation!

This subarea plan was developed to guide local governments in the adoption and implementation of climate adaptation and resiliency strategies along the Muskegon Lake shoreline. The plan outlines strategies and principles to be incorporated into future shoreline development and restoration work. While it is a stand-alone plan, it can be incorporated into future municipal master plan updates and broader plans, such as the Muskegon Lake Vision 2020 plan.

Each community that is included in this plan will find resiliency strategies and implementation items that will promote resiliency in the face of climate change for the protection of their local and regional natural and constructed resources. Some tasks require incorporation into grant funding cycles, capital improvement plans, zoning ordinance and other local regulations in a community. Others are behaviors that will benefit the Lake Muskegon watershed into the future.


Lecture Series...

Lecture Series

Learn from local experts about the changes to Muskegon Lake and efforts to restore it.

February 28: “Remediation, Restoration and Revitalization of Muskegon Lake”
Kathy Evans, West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission

March 14: "Tools and Techniques for Exploration of Muskegon Lake"
Dennis Donahue, NOAA Federal

March 28: “Muskegon Lake as a NOAA Habitat Focus Area”
Terry Heatlie, NOAA Aliate

April 11: “Contaminated Sediments: A Path to Restoration”
Dr. Richard Rediske, Professor, Annis Water Resources Institute, GVSU

April 25: “The Long-Term Muskegon Lake Monitoring Program”
Dr. Alan Steinman, Director, Annis Water Resources Institute, GVSU


Good News!

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality completed the first phase of the remedial investigation of the historic, Fenner’s Ditch oil seep on November 10, 2016.Fenners-Ditch

Fenner’s  Ditch is an inlet of Bear Lake. The oil seep has presented a water quality, aesthetic and socio-economic problem for decades.

Soil, groundwater and oil samples are currently being analyzed. Next steps will be additional investigation or planning the remedy.

The MDEQ will keep the MLWP posted and we will let you know when the results of the investigation are available.

Please see the linked fact sheet for more details.

Community Partnership Projects

Muskegon Lake Green Infrastructure Restoration and Revitalization Presentation [ HERE ]

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