Southern Lake Michigan Water Safety

Southern Lake Michigan Water Safety Task Force logoLake Michigan is a great place to enjoy a day at the beach. Unfortunately, southern Lake Michigan has the highest rate of drowning in the Great Lakes. Rapidly changing conditions, an uneven lake bottom, and dangerous currents can catch the most skilled swimmer, boater, or angler off guard.

The Southern Lake Michigan Water Safety Task Force brings together a variety of organizations, including Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant; federal, state, and municipal governments; and individuals interested in promoting the safe use of Lake Michigan waters. These groups are collaborating to share knowledge and resources and provide public education on water safety.


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Contact Info

Topic Specialist

Leslie Dorworth
Aquatic Ecology Specialist
219-989-2726

Research Projects

Carolyn Foley
Research Coordinator
765-494-3601

Publications

Ethan Chitty
Administrative Assistant
765-496-6009

Education & Training

Terri Hallesy
Education Coordinator
217-244-8809