Great Lakes Shoreline Erosion Webinar Report

On November 12, 2019, the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) hosted a webinar  regarding how EGLE is responding to shoreline erosion due to high water levels in the Great Lakes.  A recording of the webinar will be posted at

Engaging EGLE on Great Lakes Shoreline Erosion

November 12, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Due to higher water levels in the Great Lakes, Michigan’s shoreline communities and residents are experiencing an increase in shoreline erosion. This webinar is an opportunity to learn more about EGLE’s response to Great Lakes shoreline erosion, the basic rules and processes for obtaining permits for shoreline protection projects, efforts EGLE is taking to expedite permits, and how you can communicate and partner most effectively with EGLE. The webinar will included a short presentation followed by time for questions from attendees.

In addition, EGLE has launched a new webpage with information on this topic at It should be a helpful resource for you and will be updated as circumstances evolve and EGLE has more information to share. If you have questions you can contact EGLE staff directly via their Environmental Assistance Center at 800-662-9278 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (EST) Monday through Friday, or by email to

You can now access a recording of the webinar at  

James Ostrowski

Supervisor, Training and Outreach Unit

Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy

517-284-6870 |