Great Lakes

Beaches & Coastal Areas

Great Lakes beaches are among the places most heavily used by people and the most expensive to protect. Today, green-colored water tinged from algal blooms and shoreline covered with sharp zebra mussel shells keep tourists away from the world’s largest freshwater system. So, is it safe to go the beach this summer? And what’s being done to restore and maintain this global treasure?

Where is The Nature Conservancy working to protect our coastal systems? Explore this interactive map to learn.

Which coastal areas does The Nature Conservancy protect?

Kangaroo Lake