Stewardship – Habitat Plan


Habitat Plan

There are many ways to be a good steward of Muskegon Lake’s natural resources. If you are interested in native plants, fish and wildlife habitat, monitoring or hands-on restoration, you may also be interested in learning more about becoming a MLWP Shoreline Steward. The Muskegon Lake Watershed Partnership has worked to restore native plant habitats at more than 20 locations in the watershed. We have also produced three videos to inspire our community to care for the habitats, most of which have been established on publicly-owned properties.

Here are a few, short videos that we hope will inspire you to join in this effort:

We are also encouraging landowners, educators, students and community volunteers to check out these Michigan Natural Shorelines Partnership and the Muskegon Lake Watershed Partnership habitat resources.  Here are some links to some of the resources that will help you learn more about how to care for shoreline habitats and to help you become certified and recognized for your contributions:

Michigan Natural Shorelines Partnership Program

Features educational videos and a Contractor Training and Certification program and a Shoreline Landowner Certification for using Best Management Practices on their shoreline properties.

Learn more at:

Muskegon Lake Watershed Partnership

The Habitat Resources section of the new MLWP website has information on how to care for all twenty of the restored sites on the Muskegon Lake shoreline. Landowners, educators, students and volunteers who are interested in adopting a specific, restored sites can contact the MLWP at

To learn how to care for the restored native habitats… GO HERE.

Please let us know if you are interested in learning more.  Thank you for all that you do to advance community stewardship of our natural resources!