Entries by Joshua Leffingwell

When it rains, it shines

by Amelia Ackley and Maggie Mianecke WMEAC’s Rainy Day Contest aims to improve stormwater quality, reduce flooding, and increase water conservation in four Grand Rapids neighborhoods. WMEAC is working in collaboration with neighborhood organizations, the City of Grand Rapids, and other partners to carry out this project by implementing residential […]

Dredging Policy Resolution – 4-17-2019

To sign on to our policy resolution [click here]!   WMEAC Board of Directors Resolution of: Grand River Waterways Dredging Project April 17, 2019 The West Michigan Environmental Action Council Board of Directors agrees that: The Grand River Waterway dredging project will have negative impacts to the Grand River’s water […]

Environmental Groups Implore Army Corps of Engineers to Deny Permits for Saugatuck Dunes Excavation

For Immediate Release Contact:  Jon Helmrich at 616-451-3051, x130 | jhelmrich@wmeac.org or Katie Parrish, (239) 537-9507 | katieparrish@michiganlcv.org   WMEAC and MLCV Joined by Over a Dozen Groups to Implore Army Corps of Engineers to Say NO to the Proposed Boat Basin & Channel in the Saugatuck Dunes March 21, 2018, Grand Rapids, MI.  […]

Saugatuck Dunes Proposed Marina Channel Development – WMEAC Board Policy Resolution

Since May 2017, the West Michigan Environmental Action Council’s (WMEAC) Policy Committee and staff have been working with the Saugatuck Dunes Coastal Alliance (SDCA) to provide capacity and feedback in their efforts to protect the Dunes from inappropriate and potentially harmful development of a 6.54 acre boat basin with a […]

G. R. Ford Airport Responds to Community and Environmental Needs

In the fall of 2010, an issue regarding deicing fluid in stormwater runoff into local tributaries from Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GFIA) came to a head, as local residents voiced their concerns. Over the past six years, the airport has worked to resolve the problem while maintaining transparency and […]