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Enviro-Mich message from Korie Bachleda <bachledk@msue.msu.edu>
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Local government officials, private yard waste handlers, farmers,
landscapers and interested citizen's are all invited to attend the Yard
Waste Options for Small Communities workshop on June 11, 1997 at the
Oshtemo Twp Hall 8:30am-noon.  Registration is FREE

Sorry, this notice is being sent so close to the event date.  However,
if your interested in this information and live within the region,
please contact Julie Pioch in Van Buren County at (616) 657-7745 or
Korie Bachleda in St. Joseph County at (616) 467-5540.

Program Agenda
8:30-9:00 Registration
I.  Welcome and Orientation, hosted by Ray Wilson, Kalamazoo County
Commissioner and Chair of the Southwest Michigan Solid Waste Consortium.
II. Overview of Laws and Other Restrictions Which Affect Yard Waste
Managment, speaker:  Roger Andrews, Calhoun County Recycling Coordinator
III. The Burning Issue:
	A. A Firefighter's Perspective, speaker: local fire dept. rep.
	B. Life Beyond Implementing Burning Ordinances, speaker: Gordon 	  
Gallagher, Hartford City Manager.
IV. Case Studies:
	A. Helping Residents Help Themselves through Source Reduction, 	  
speaker: Julie Pioch, Van Buren County MSU Extension Resource 	  
Recovery Agent.
	B. Government Collects and Composts Yard Wastes, speaker:  Bark     	  
Cook, City of Marshall Director of Public Works.
	C. Inter-Governmental Cooperation, speaker:  Ray McKercher, City 	   of
Sturgis Street Superintendent.
	D. Public-Private Partnerships:
	  1. Auckerman Farm & Village of Richlan, speaker:  				Rosemary
Woodward, Village of Richlans
	  2. Private User Fee Services & Kalamaoo Township, 			    speaker:
Steve Leuty, Kalamazoo County Recycling Coordinator
	  3. Praxis & City of Allegan/Dorr Township, Speaker:  			  Mary Jones,
Allegan County Solid Waste & Recycling Coordinator
	  4. Kalamazoo Landscape Supplies & Battle Creek, Kalamazoo, 	 	    
Plainwell, Portage, etc., Speaker:  Jim Glas, Kalamazoo 	   	    
Landscape Supplies
V. Questions and Answers:
	moderated by John Gruchot, Berrien County Resource Recovery Coordinator

To register, get directions, ask questions etc. call the above numbers
or email bachledk@msue.msu.edu


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