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Muskegon Save Our Shoreline (SOS) has been in existence since 1974 and was originally formed to successfully oppose the construction of a steel mill on the shores of Muskegon Lake. SOS continues to be involved with a number of issues primarily involving the preservation of the shoreline of Muskegon area lakes and allowing free public access.


I promise to protect the Earth, to respect wild animals and their habitats, to explore the wonders of nature through responsible choices and actions. I will lead by my example to help build a better future.

The W. G. Jackson Research and Education Vessel

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In Memoriam

Dr. William "Bill" G. Jackson, a founding member of Save Our Shoreline, died Wednesday, October 7, 2009. He was born in Iron Mountain, MI on April 22, 1919 to J. Gordon & Anna (Anderson) Jackson and married the former Kathleen Swingley on October 2, 1943. Dr. Jackson had been a Synthetic Organic Chemist for UpJohn Co. until developing and owning Burdick & Jackson Laboratory. Bill sold the business in 1977 but consulted for the new owners until 1988. Bill has been the honoree of several awards, most notably, the 1996 Muskegon Area Environmental "Making Waves in Muskegon" Life Time Achievement Award. "The W. G. Jackson Research and Education Vessel will serve as a permanent reminder of Bill's concern for the community lakes he cared so deeply about".
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