LIAA Conducting Sustainability Assessments in Tip of the Mitt Communities

by Zach Vega
Friday, August 28, 2020

Thanks to funding from the Coastal Management Program, LIAA will begin conducting coastal sustainability assessments for various communities in Charlevoix and Emmet counties, including a master plan chapter addendum for Emmet County. For more information visit

Chippewa River to Develop Water Trail with LIAA

by Zach Vega
Monday, August 24, 2020

LIAA is working with stakeholders in Mount Pleasant, Midland and surrounding jurisdictions to create a water trail designation for a portion of the Chippewa River. This designation will help the community plan for the economic, social and environmental contributions that the river provides the area. LIAA will work closely with community members and stakeholders representing a variety of interests to create a plan that represents a range of local interests and perspectives. Stay tuned for more information on this project here.

LIAA Guiding Coastal Resilience Planning in Fort Gratiot Township

by Zach Vega
Wednesday, August 19, 2020

LIAA has begun work with Fort Gratiot Township to develop a coastal resilience master plan chapter. The three meeting process will result in data, goals and objectives to guide the community’s coastal resilience planning for the foreseeable future. For more information visit

Know the Great Lakes Podcast Series

by Zach Vega
Monday, August 17, 2020

Check out the most recent episode’s of LIAA’s "Welcome To" podcast. Community Planner Zach Vega speaks with researchers from the University of Michigan and Michigan Technological University as well as a Coastal Hazards Specialist from the State of Michigan. These episodes are part of LIAA’s work with the Coastal Management Program. They cover a range of topics related to the Great Lakes coastline. More episodes to come!