Resilient Coastal Communities

Managing unprecedented growth along the Michigan shoreline, revitalizing urban waterfronts, and supporting coastal businesses are all part of Michigan Sea Grant’s statewide efforts. Our outreach and research specialists work with land use planners, citizens, and local government leaders throughout Michigan to help communities revitalize their waterfronts and coastal areas to attract business and enhance quality of life. Educational materials about soft engineering, habitat protection, and restoration provide community leaders with information to develop and implement solutions that recognize the close ties between a healthy ecosystem and a vital economy.