NOAA Funds Ensure Treasured Campground Stays Intact

Intense storms along Lake Superior’s rugged coast were slowly washing away F.J. McLain State Park, threatening campsites, park facilities, and a road. Park officials worked with NOAA and the state coastal management program to study the problem and come up with solutions. The primary result was a strategic plan designed to move the park a safe distance from the coastline, which will preserve the ability of 160,000 annual visitors to enjoy its outdoor amenities and two miles of windswept northern shore.

NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management funded the plan. Partners included the Michigan Coastal Zone Management Program, housed in the Department of Environmental Quality, and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

More Information: Coastal Zone Management Program

Partners: Michigan Coastal Zone Management Program, Michigan Department of Natural Resources