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Back from the Brink: A Muskegon Lake Film

Back from the Brink: The Restoration of Muskegon Lake

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The Muskegon Lake Watershed is in transition. As a soon to be delisted Great Lakes Areas of Concern (AOC), all of the major contamination clean ups and large-scale habitat restoration projects have been completed, or will be, over the coming year.

The Muskegon Lake Watershed Partnership and WMSRDC have developed the Muskegon Lake Action Plan, a plan to ensure ongoing stewardship of the restored resources into the future. The action plan outlines goals and objectives that will keep the lake healthy. It provides a framework for the continued stewardship and involvement of local communities, state and federal partners, non-governmental organizations, schools and businesses.

Please watch the short film, “Back from the Brink”, which premiered on May 15, 2019 at the Frauenthal Center. This film tells the story of the environmental history of Muskegon Lake as we pivot from a contaminated Area of Concern into a new era of tourism and recreation. Enjoy!

If you are interested in learning about ways that you can help maintain restored shoreline habitats, check out these short videos for educators, volunteers, businesses and landowners.  We hope they inspire you to become even more involved in the stewardship of Muskegon Lake’s restored natural resources.