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Keeping White Lake Water Clean Water Quality Fourm

August 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC) will host Keeping White Lake Water Clean Water Quality Forum at Fruitland Township Hall, 4545 Nestrom Road, Whitehall MI, 49461, on August 18th, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

The forum will be in person and cover the following topics: an update on the cleanup of the DuPont/Chemours site; emerging threats to water quality, such as E. coli and toxic algae; how green infrastructure (such as rain barrels and tree plantings) can address stormwater runoff pollution; climate change and the Great Lakes, and an overview of septic systems, their contributions to water quality problems, and best practices for management.

Speakers are Michael Eslick, operations manager for Public Health Muskegon County; Dr. Rick Rediske, senior program manager & professor at GVSU-Annis Water Resources Institute; Aaron Parker, senior aquatic biologist for the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE); Carlos Calderon, water programs manager for WMEAC; Claire Schlaff, chairwoman of the Chemours Environmental Impact Committee (CEIC); and Dr. Kevin B. Strychar, professor at GVSU-Annis Water Resources Institute.

The water quality forum is part of a larger Keep White Lake Water Clean Project that includes several other educational events scheduled into the fall. Project partners include Public Health Muskegon County and the water resources commissioner; the Muskegon Conservation District; Fruitland and White River Townships; and the Whitehall and Montague Middle School Science Programs.

Funding for this project is provided by the Michigan Coastal Management Program, Water Resources Division, Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

For more information, please contact Tanya Cabala, Lakeshore Outreach Organizer at or (231) 798-5196.

*If you are unable to make this event, another one will be held on July 14th.


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Fruitland Township Hall
4545 Nestrom Road
Whitehall, MI 49461 United States
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