Passion & Purpose The Great Lakes coastline covers over 4,500 miles


Heart of the Lakes efforts help to conserve forests, farmland, coastline and other extraordinary places for the benefit of generations to come.


Keep up to date on how Heart of the Lakes is promoting conservation statewide and in the community.


Create your next story by visiting land & waters protected by Michigan's conservancies.

Coastal preservation is a prime example of how Michigan can stem the tide of shoreline loss.

Water Pin

You're never more than 6 miles from a body of water and 85 miles from a Great Lake.