Entries by Joshua Leffingwell

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 […]

PACE: Building Unused for 20 Years Gets a Green Makeover using PACE

This post was originally from the Energy Alliance Group’s blog and is used with their consent. A former industrial building, built in 1914 and unused for the past 20 years, is slated to be converted into “one of the most energy efficient affordable housing facilities” according to the project developer. Because […]