Wetland Ordinances


Protecting wetlands within a community can significantly contribute to lake protection. Wetlands protect water quality, prevent shoreline/streambank erosion, control flooding and stormwater, and recharge ground water. They also provide habitat and opportunities for recreation and property value enhancement. Michigan law (Part 303, Wetlands Protection, of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection, 1994 PA 451, as amended) makes it possible for communities to regulate wetlands by ordinance.


Additional References

AgencyCountyResource DescriptionResource Link
Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and EnergyStatewideCommunities in Michigan with Wetland Ordinances Click here