The Western Lake Erie Cluster officially split off from the Lakeplain Cluster in June 2013. The communities (natural, built and human) of Monroe County, MI were facing different issues than those of Detroit and the closer metro areas. Leaders in the area decided that, to better serve local communities, we needed to spin off to form our own Cluster with partners farther up the River Raisin and around the Lake Erie Basin into Ohio.
The Western Lake Erie Cluster covers Monroe County in Michigan.
Partners City of Monroe
City of Monroe: Commission on the Environment and Water Quality Detroit International Wildlife Refuge DTE Energy Ducks Unlimited Green Ribbon Initiative Michigan Department of Natural Resources (Sterling State Park) Michigan Karst Conservancy Monroe Boat Club Monroe Conservation District Monroe County, MI River Raisin Battlefield National Park River Raisin Institute River Raisin Watershed Council Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Southeast Michigan Council of Governments The Nature Conservancy in Michigan The Nature Conservancy in Ohio U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service