Protecting the world's greatest freshwater resource
and the communities that depend on it.



The Great Lakes Environmental Law Center is a Detroit-based nonprofit that offers community education, policy support, and various legal services to address environmental, resource, & energy issues affecting communities in and around Detroit, all over Michigan, and throughout the Great Lakes region. We do so in partnership with law student interns and with students from Wayne State University Law School's Transnational Environmental Law Clinic. 

News & Announcements

4th Annual Blue Water Bash!
Thur, Nov 9, 2017 6:30pm @ Tony V's

Please join us for our annual celebration of the communities, staff, funders, students, and partners who support our work. There will be lots of food & music. We will also present our Excellence In Environmental Journalism award to Anna Clark for her work on the Flint water crisis and more generally on the evolution of Detroit.