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Last Updated: November 5th, 2023

Official Donation Date: November, 2023

5% of  Sales from The State of Michigan Murch will be Donated to Alliance for the Great Lakes

How Michigan Became a State

In 1837, Michigan was officially admitted as the 26th state in the Union. However, Michigan’s path to statehood wasn’t without its own share of drama. A skirmish with Ohio known as the Toledo War delayed Michigan’s statehood and led to a trade: Toledo remained in Ohio, while the Upper Peninsula became part of Michigan. Today, Michigan is the only state in the nation comprised of two peninsulas.
The state of Michigan is blessed with the riches of unspoiled nature: the nation's longest freshwater coastline, lakes that feel like oceans, golden beaches, an abundance of fresh produce straight from the farm, glorious sunrises and sunsets and endless opportunities for living, working and playing.
Learn more about The State of Michigan: About Michigan


Alliance for the Great Lakes Website


The Alliance for the Great Lakes is a nonpartisan nonprofit working across the region to protect our most precious resource: the fresh, clean, and natural waters of the Great Lakes.
Our staff are headquartered in Chicago, with additional offices in Michigan, New York, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Washington, DC. Our Board of Directors represents a wide range of interests and expertise from around the Great Lakes region. Our work is made possible by our generous supporters.
The Alliance for the Great Lakes has earned two top charitable ratings in recognition of the organization’s financial health, accountability, and transparency: Charity Navigator’s Four-Star Rating and Guidestar’s Platinum Seal of Transparency.