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The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) protects and enhances Michigan’s environmental and public health. We are stewards of Michigan’s environmental heritage, we work on behalf of the people of the Great Lakes state for an improved quality of life and a sustainable future.
In service to the public, the DEQ administers programs and enforces laws that protect pubic health and promotes the appropriate use of, limit the adverse effects on, and restore the quality of the environment. We encourage voluntary actions to enhance our natural resources and the environment. We preserve biologically diverse, rare, sensitive, or endangered plants, animals, and ecosystems through identification, education, management, and public/private partnerships and initiatives. We advance environmental protection through innovation and improvements to regulations and programs.