EGLE Aug. 29 Webinar – What Local Leaders Should Know About Water Resource Protection

Posted on August 29, 2019 by Dene Westbrook

Today, August 29 at 1pm, EGLE will be hosting a webinar on water resource protection for municipal and county leaders.

Many activities at or near a waterbody — like a stream, lake, or wetland — require a permit from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE). Residents who plan to alter a wetland, modify a shoreline, build a dock or seawall, construct a ditch/culvert, or other similar activity should be aware of the restrictions and permit requirements associated with those activities BEFORE they begin. It’s important that local leaders are familiar with these regulations as these are common questions that come up in community forums, board and planning meetings, and one-on-one conversations with residents.

This webinar will provide an overview of the requirements associated with construction/modifications near or at a lake, stream, wetland or other waterbody in Michigan and the opportunities for local protection. Local leaders will learn what the requirements are and be provided with resources and tools to help communities protect our water resources.

Register for today’s webinar here. If you can’t make the webinar, visit this website afterward to view the webinar and other archived presentations.

Herasanna Richards is a legislative associate handling energy, environmental, external municipal services and election issues for the League.  She can be reached at [email protected] or 517-908-0309.

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