Who We Are

Founded in 1993, the Muskegon Lake Watershed Partnership is a non-profit, community-based, volunteer partnership organization that collaborates with grassroots, local, state, regional, federal and international partners, meets monthly, and plans and implements programs to restore Muskegon Lake and its tributaries to a healthy Great Lakes ecosystem. In 2018, the MLWP developed the Muskegon Lake Action Plan to help prioritize and guide future watershed actions.

We are a proud group of local citizens with various backgrounds including diverse stakeholders such as environmental professionals, residents, Muskegon Lake landowners, scientists, professors, business professionals, outdoor enthusiasts, stewards, creatives, retirees and concerned citizens. It is also important to us to strive for a racially and ethnically diverse representational balance. Our monthly public meetings are listed on our website and publicized on our Facebook page and groups and are open to the public. Join us in making a positive difference for Muskegon and for future generations!

Learn more about what we do…

Contact: info@muskegonlake.org  with subject ‘Join MLWP meetings’

Join us on Facebook:

  • Muskegon Lake Watershed Partnership
  • Muskegon Lake Watershed Partnership Shoreline Stewards group
  • Friends of Heritage Landing, Muskegon, MI
  • Friends of Grand Trunk Park, Muskegon, MI
  • Friends of Veterans Memorial Park Shoreline Habitat
  • Friends of Ryerson Creek

The MLWP officers are elected semi-annually.  Current officers are:

  • Dennis Kirksey, Chair
  • Kim Arter, Vice Chair
  • Lea Markowski, Secretary
  • Mark Evans, Treasurer

Staff support for the MLWP is provided by Fallon Chabala, West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission (WMSRDC)