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About the Michigan Lighthouse Alliance
In order to assist the Project and current and potential lighthouse stewards in Michigan, the Project relies upon a team of national, statewide, and regional nonprofit organizations. These nonprofit groups are directly concerned with the future of Michigan's historic lighthouses and possess expertise in a variety of areas that directly affect these treasured structures. Whether by helping the Project directly or by helping lighthouse stewards throughout the state, these nonprofit organizations not only assist the Project during the transfer process, but they continue to assist lighthouse stewards throughout the entire endeavor of preserving and maintaining the structures long after the transfer. These nonprofit organizations can help lighthouse stewards and the communities in which they are located in a variety of ways: Organizational Development, Technical Assistance, Community Development, Economic Development, Preservation and Conservation, Cultural and Maritime Heritage, Tourism, Funding.
The purpose of the Michigan Lighthouse Alliance, which includes over fifty nonprofit organizations, over thirty of which are lighthouse preservation organizations, is to:
Build a network of lighthouse stewards and stakeholders
Provide long-term sustainability for lighthouse preservation efforts in Michigan
Develop and assist new stewards for Michigan lighthouses
Provide technical assistance and general information to all lighthouse stewards
Establish educational and outreach programs that foster public awareness of the plight of Michigan's historic lighthouses and the purpose of the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act
Emphasize the critical role of lighthouse preservation to the economic vitality of local communities and to the State of Michigan
Advocate for Michigan's historic lighthouses by supporting necessary legislation, regulatory policies, and other public policies that support preservation efforts
For a list of participating organizations, please visit the Michigan Lighthouse Alliance partner page.
This program is financed in part with federal funds from the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior. However, the contents and opinions do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Department of the Interior. This program receives federal financial assistance for identification and protection of historic properties. Under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, the U.S. Department of the Interior prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, or age in its federally assisted programs. If you believe you have been discriminated against in any program, activity, or facility as described above, or if you desire further information, please write to: Office for Equal Opportunity, National Park Service, 1849 C Street, NW, Washington, DC 20240.
State Historic Preservation Office, Michigan State Housing Development Authority
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