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Environment & Natural Resources

Lake Huron courtesy of Michigan Sea Grant

Coastal Resources
The Northeast Michigan Lake Huron coastal shoreline contains some of the most ecologically rich and diverse areas found in the state. Marshes, limestone bedrock shorelines, cobble beaches, sand beaches, low dunes, dune and swale complexes, wet meadows, northern fens, conifer, islands, coastal wetlands, sinkholes and lowland hardwood swamps along the coastal area provide critical habitat for many rare and endangered species. NEMCOG has and continues to put a priority on planning to protect these valuable resources.

Watershed Plans
A watershed management plan considers all uses, pollutant sources, and impacts within a drainage area. The plan serves as a guide for communities to protect and improve water quality within a watershed. NEMCOG is actively involved in watershed planning in Northeast Michigan.

Plans & Documents

Natural Resource News

Dec 19, 2016
ALPENA RESOURCE RECOVERY FACILITY COMMERCIAL BUSINESS RECYCLING PERMITS Effective January 1, 2017, Alpena County Businesses can purchase a “Business Permit” for a fee of $100.00.  This permit will be good for one year more...
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Feb 29, 2016
The newest issue of The Guide, a locally-owned publication dedicated to promote Northeast Michigan and all it has to offer, focuses on the Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative, a prime example of more...