Welcome to Save Our Shoreline History

Save Our Shoreline (SOS) is a non-profit, grass roots organization of property owners and others committed to the preservation of riparian rights along Michigan’s 3,288 miles of Great Lakes shoreline. This site provides historical documents and information.  To view SOS current information, go to our website at SaveOurShoreline.org.

10 Objectives Why Concerned Citizens Need To Support SOS

  1. A Check and Balance System that provides protection for owners’ property rights from over regulation.
  2. To support property owners’ needs to remove noxious weeds and feces of gulls and geese which are detrimental to the health of citizens.
  3. To unify property owners who are denied rights by government agencies.
  4. To support wetland protection and eradicate invasive species; especially phragmities.
  5. To generate legislation that clarifies laws so the law is not misinterpreted by government agencies and extreme environmentalists.
  6. That private and public beach property be governed equally.
  7. To support owners rights to clean and maintain safe beaches thus improving the environment
  8. To challenge Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) and Michigan Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) science when faulty and results driven.
  9. To eliminate the need for permits to maintain our private beaches as we have in the past.
  10.  To establish that placing the Ordinary High Water Mark (OHWM) anywhere above the water’s edge for the purpose of taking away private property rights is unconstitutional and has no basis under state law.