Ottawa County, MI— Twenty-five miles of Lake Michigan shoreline; 475,000 feet of prominent rivers and streams; 3,600 acres of major inland lakes. These are just a few of the natural and unique characteristics of the lakeshore’s Ottawa County—and they are worth protecting. On Friday, November 13, researchers, practitioners, policy makers and citizens are invited to the Tenth Annual Water Quality Forum. The forum brings together area experts to share and discuss ways to safeguard and preserve one of West Michigan’s most valuable resources—its water. Register now at miOttawa.org.
A distinguished group of researchers and professionals from Michigan State University, Grand Valley State University, West Michigan Environmental Action Council, Michigan Farm Bureau and many more will share results and updates on water quality projects. A diverse program will offer an overview of the Grand River water quality, drain and landfill construction, updates on Project Clarity in Lake Macatawa, phase two of the Water Resources Study, groundwater sustainability evaluation and more. The complete agenda is available at miOttawa.org along with registration details.
The forum is held at the Ottawa County Administrative Complex at 12220 Fillmore in West Olive from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. The fee to attend is $10 and registration is limited to the first 150 participants. Registrations must be received no later than November 6. Questions about the forum should be directed to the Administrator’s Office at 616-738-4898.