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Title: Buck Creek Watershed Management Plan

PUBLIC INPUT SOUGHT IN DEVELOPMENT OF

BUCK CREEK WATERSHED MANAGEMENT PLAN

Grand Rapids, MI - The Lower Grand River Watershed project is halfway through a two­year project to develop a comprehensive watershed protection plan for the Lower Grand River Watershed. Buck Creek is a subwatershed within the Lower Grand River Watershed and encompasses portions of Byron Township, Gaines Township, and the Cities of Kentwood, Wyoming, and Grandville.

The Watershed Steering Committee is seeking input from area citizens regarding opinions, issues, and concerns about water quality and the environmental health of the Watershed, as part of the planning process.

A meeting is scheduled for:    

        Tuesday, December 2, 2003

        Gaines Township Hall

        8555 Kalamazoo Avenue

        Caledonia, MI  49316

        6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

All interested area residents and business owners are encouraged to attend this meeting. The agenda includes a brief presentation, followed by a question and answer period. Participants will be asked to fill out a short questionnaire as part of the process.

The result of this meeting will be used to help the Watershed Steering Committee revise the plan according to comments and suggestions from the general public. The development of the plan has involved input from the local units of government and collaboration with various groups, agencies, and organizations within the Watershed.

The planning project is being developed with funding from the US Environmental Protection Agency and administrated through the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. Contracted partners include the Grand Valley Metropolitan Council (GVMC), Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber, Inc. (FTC&H), and the Grand Valley State University, Annis Water Resource Institute (AWRI).

More detailed information regarding the Buck Creek Watershed Management Plan and the Lower Grand River Watershed planning project can be found at the project’s website www.gvsu.edu/wri/isc/lowgrand/ or by contacting any of the following project managers:

Mr. Andy Bowman, at GVMC (616) 776-3876

or e-mail: bowmana@gvmc.org

Ms. E. Wendy Ogilvie, FTC&H (616) 464-3915

ewogilvie@ftch.com

Mr. Abigail Matzke, AWRI (616) 331-3749

matzkea@gvsu.edu




E. Wendy Ogilvie
Environmental Specialist
Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber, Inc.
1515 Arboretum Drive
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
616-464-3915
616-464-3996 (fax)
ewogilvie@ftch.com