Many thanks to Dr. Bob Howe and Ms. Erin Giese from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay for sharing this resource. If you’re scouting for a lake trip, want to get an aerial view of your favorite spot, or just curious what the shoreline of Michigan looks like be sure to check this out. This is from Erin,
The USACE took oblique images of the entire Great Lakes shoreline (USA portion only) in 2012 by plane and has provided the images for free online. Check out this link:
How to use this tool:
Once you’ve opened the webpage, select a Great Lake (or river) of interest to you by checking the appropriate box in the left-hand window pane. You may select or deselect a particular state as well. To view an image of interest to you, zoom into the area on the Google satellite map (in middle), and then select a spot along one of the colored lines that you’d like to view. Note that each colored line represents an individual pass of an airplane. Once you select a spot along the line, a window pane on the right will appear showing you the image of that exact spot on the map. Double clicking the image will enlarge it and offer metadata. If you scroll up and down and select different images in the right-hand window pane, your camera icon on the satellite map will move along with your picture change.
Your Friends at Southeastern Michigan Chapter of The Surfrider Foundation
Hey everybody, the band Slightly Stoopid is coming to town this spring. If you are new to the group, they are a California band with a unique blended music self-described as “a fusion of folk, rock, reggae and blues with hip-hop, funk, metal and punk.” For their tour they will be in town on March 16th in St. Andrew’s Hall in Detroit. Southeastern Michigan Surfrider will be attending and have a booth set up at the event. So check out the band, grab a buddy, and join us when the weather warms up!
We had our second big member drive during the Bass Tourney at Lake St. Clair Metro Park this Aug 22-25 2013.
Giving people the chance to do the right thing with their finished plastic bottles.
Our Treasurer, Claudia, helps construct our booth!
Local West Bloomfield artist contributes to this poster and captures our beginning. It really shows what we’re all about, check it out!
(A .pdf formatted version coming soon)
Welcome to the Southeastern Michigan Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation. Our chapter will be focusing on the many inland lakes surrounding Detroit, Lake St. Clair, Detroit River and Lake Erie. We feel very much like the founders of Surfrider back in 1984. They were compelled to protect what they so dearly loved, a classic and iconic wave in Malibu California. Us Michiganders who have founded, and who are now presiding over this chapter, also feel compelled to protect our precious fresh water. This water not only allows us to enjoy our activities; water skiing, wake boarding, SUP; fishing, boating etc… and yes, unsalted surf; but also represents approximately 23 percent of this earth’s fresh water!
It is our privilege to represent the foundation here in Southeastern Michigan and its core values. It is also our privilege to work together with our friends, neighbors and communities to pull together and find a solution towards the preservation of our water.
By working together in an environment of trust and mutual respect, creating awareness and embracing change – we can make a difference. The initiatives and programs afforded to us from the foundations headquarters in San Clemente, California combined with our efforts locally will move us in a direction our children and grandchildren will be proud of. Because when it comes to clean fresh water and some H2o induced fun – tomorrow is already here! Let’s work together and protect this precious resource.
Sincerely, and on behalf of the Southeastern Michigan Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, welcome. Please join us to make us heard and have an impact on what we love.
Ingo Griessmann / Chair Southeastern Michigan Chapter