The MACDC Program Committee is seeking presenters and topics for the 2018 Winter Conference to be held February 14-16, 2018 at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in Kalamazoo.
The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) is currently recruiting for a permanent, full-time Resource Analyst 9-12 position within the Environmental Stewardship Division. This position is open to all applicants. Interested applicants must apply through NEOGOV.
If you are interested in obtaining more information or applying for the position, click on the link below.
Resource Analyst 9-12 – Intercounty Drain
Applications are currently being accepted for the next round of Great Lakes Leadership Academy cohorts. Curriculum and dates for the 2018-2019 Leadership Advancement Program and the 2018 Emerging Leader Program can be found on line at www.glla.msu.edu.
Michigan Wetlands Association Conference 2017
Attached is the official Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) announcement for the open application period for two Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) mitigation grant programs for FY 2017. This funding announcement includes the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Program and the Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) Program. Both of these FEMA hazard mitigation grant programs are now under one umbrella known as Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA). FEMA has unified all of the mitigation grant programs under one set of guidance documents. The two guidance documents (also attached) are dated 2015 because there have been no changes to the guidance since last year.
A new legislative update is available. Read it now here.
The Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Army, and Army Corps of Engineers (the agencies) are proposing a rule to rescind the Clean Water Rule and re-codify the regulatory text that existed prior to 2015 defining "waters of the United States" or WOTUS. This action would, when finalized, provide certainty in the interim, pending a second rulemaking in which the agencies will engage in a substantive re-evaluation of the definition of "waters of the United States." The proposed rule would be implemented in accordance with Supreme Court decisions, agency guidance, and longstanding practice.
Click the link below to check out the new drain management video produced via a partnership with the Great Lakes Protection Fund and The Nature Conservancy.