The Lake Michigan Lakewide Management Plan (LaMP) is a management strategy growing out of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement and the Clean Water Act. The goal of the Lake Michigan LaMP is to restore and protect the beneficial uses of the Lake, such as safe beaches, clean drinking water, and healthy fish and wildlife populations. The LaMP addresses these goals by focusing on reducing pollutants and planning for the entire Lake Michigan ecosystem.

The LaMP is coordinated by U.S. EPA in partnership with other federal agencies and tribal, state, and local governments. An agency Technical Coordinating Committee and its subcommittees interact with the Lake Michigan Forum to ensure that the LaMP is aligned with the concerns and priorities of the public.

Click here to view the 2011 Lake Michigan LaMP Update.

The Watersheds

Lake Michigan is surrounded by a host of watershed—each of which has it's own management concerns. To learn more, download pdfs about each watershed below. 

Click here to view the 2008 Lake Michigan LaMP.

News Feed

Call for Abstracts and Poster Presentations

The 8th biennial State of Lake Michigan and 13th annual Great Lakes Beach Association Conference are now accepting abstracts for consideration.

Great Lakes lawmakers consider statewide bans on pavement sealants

Legislators in at least three Great Lakes states are proposing statewide bans of certain pavement sealants that have killed aquatic animals and are considered a possible health risk to humans.

Office of the Great Lakes has released the 2012 Michigan Water Conservation and Efficiency Program Review

The Office of the Great Lakes has released the 2012 Michigan Water Conservation and Efficiency Program Review, which assesses Michigan’s progress in meeting its obligations under the Great Lakes–St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact.

Focus Area 2 Aquatic Pathways Summary Report

Army Corps releases Focus Area 2 Aquatic Pathways Summary Report, solicits public comment

IJC: Taking A New Approach to Managing the Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River

IJC proposes new approach to managing levels and flows in the Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence Riverwith the assistance of a Working Group of representatives from Canada, the United States, the provinces of Ontario and Quebec, and the State of New York.