The much awaited local wetland mitigation grant program (MiWB) is up and running. Applications are now available on their website at www.MiWB.org. After enabling legislation was passed in 2016, this new program was launched in 2017 to help local road agencies handle wetland mitigation banking
Please look at the website to review links, documents and other information that can help guide you through the application process. Except for the simplest projects, or those where their is already sufficient data, you are encouraged to apply only for preliminary engineering and design (a feasibility study) as your first step.
Since this is a new application, there will be a learning curve for everyone involved, and the program is committed to making improvements as needed. To work through any issues you may be having please contact the Wetland Banking Manager, Jeff Silagy, at [email protected] or 989-390-2378.
John LaMacchia is the Assistant Director of State and Federal Affairs for the League handling transportation, infrastructure, energy and environment issues. He can be reached at [email protected] or 517-908-0303.