Habitat Management Plan

Habitat Management Plan

The Muskegon Lake Watershed Partnership has long recognized the values of our rich and unique watershed.

Public Access to Water Resources

Public Access to Water Resources

Provides people with an opportunity to appreciate, enjoy, understand and value the benefits of natural resources.


Restoration Projects

Our geographic focus is primarily within the immediate watershed area of Muskegon Lake and its tributaries.

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Working cooperatively for the remediation, restoration and revitalization of the Muskegon Lake Watershed ecosystem
Muskegon Lake Watershed Partnership
Formed in 1992, the MLWP hosts monthly, public meetings and is organized exclusively for charitable, educational and scientific purposes that support revitalization of the ecosystem on Muskegon Lake and within it tributaries.

Monthly Public Meetings are held to inform the public about restoration projects and to receive input on watershed priorities. Meetings are held at Grand Valley State University Annis Water Resources Institute, West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission and other watershed locations.

Contact info@MuskegonLake.org to be placed on the e-mail list for monthly meeting agendas and notices.

The Muskegon Lake Action Plan guides the work of the MLWP volunteers and project partners. Implementation progress is discussed at monthly public meetings. The plan will be updated every five years. One of the plan’s major goals is to advance management actions needed to remove Muskegon Lake from the list of Great Lakes Areas of Concern.

Management Actions are scheduled to be complete by the end of 2021.

The MLWP and its partners host an annual, spring volunteer cleanup and other hands-on stewardship events throughout the year to care for natural resources, water quality, native plantings and fish and wildlife habitat.

Our 2022 spring Cleanup will be Sunday, April 24, 8 am – Noon

Volunteers, just show up! Bring your family, friends, co-workers

Download Full Flyer Here!

Check out the MLWP Shoreline Stewards Facebook Group to learn more or contact us: info@MuskegonLake.org

Muskegon Lake 4-24-2022 Spring Cleanup

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), in partnership with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) presents the 2021 Areas of Concern (AOC) Conference.  This year’s conference will be held May 24-26, 2022, in Muskegon, Michigan, at the Lakeshore Convention Center, with several pre-conference activities on May 24.  LEARN MORE HERE