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Improving Watershed Management Through Creative Land-Use Planning

Friday, May 9 - Muskegon, Mich.

Innovative approaches for incorporating watershed management goals into
the land-use planning process will be the topic of a one-day workshop
being held on Friday, May 9, 1997 in Muskegon.

The workshop will highlight specific techniques available to help
communities accommodate growth while protecting water resources and
maintaining a high quality of life.  The workshop is open to all
interested parties and is designed especially for planning and zoning
officials, Remedial Action Plan participants, developers and others
involved in land-use planning and watershed management.

The workshop is being held from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Hilt
Building located at 427 W. Western in downtown Muskegon. There will be a
$10 charge for lunch at the workshop.  The workshop is sponsored by the
Statewide Public Advisory Council for Michigan's Areas of Concern Program
and the Muskegon Lake and White Lake Public Advisory Councils.

Featured speakers at the workshop include

**      Keith Charters, executive director, New Designs for Growth and
        chair, Michigan Natural Resources Commission; drawing from his
        experience in Grand Traverse County and using examples from his
        organization's highly acclaimed Guidebook, Charters will review
        options for joint venturing in land-use planning, open space
        development, water quality buffers and other design options for
        environmentally sensitive development.

**      Barry Lonik, executive director of the Potawatomi Land Trust in
        Washtenaw County; Lonik will review innovative land-use planning
        approaches, including creative zoning ordinances, conservation
        easements, land trusts and purchase of development rights.

**      Maureen Templeton, drain commissioner, Grand Traverse County;
        Templeton will discuss innovative, watershed-based initiatives to
        managing stormwater to minimize water quality impacts and create
        and enhance natural habitat.

**      Rep. Howard Wetters, chair of the Special Committee on Land Use
        and the Agriculture Committee, Michigan House of Representatives;
        Drawing from his work on these committees, Rep. Wetters will
        provide a legislative perspective on land-use reform in Michigan.

The workshop will conclude with a panel discussion involving local
officials, PAC members, business representatives and community members.
With input from the audience and the workshop speakers, the panel will
develop an action agenda for participants to pursue in their work in
Muskegon and western Michigan.

** The workshop registration deadline is Monday, May 5. **

For additional information or to request a copy of the agenda and
registration form, contact

        Matt Doss
        Great Lakes Commission
        ph: 313-665-9135
        fax: 313-665-4370
        email: mdoss@glc.org.

Matt Doss
Great Lakes Commission
Argus II Bldg. -- 400 Fourth St.
Ann Arbor, MI  48103-4816
P:  313-665-9135
F:  313-665-4370
E:  mdoss@glc.org
GLIN:  http://www.great-lakes.net

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