The Great Lakes Coalition (GLC) will hold its 2023 Annual Membership Meeting at 10:00 a.m. (EDT) on Saturday, August 12, 2023, at the Haworth Hotel on the campus of Hope College, 225 College Avenue, Holland, MI. This may be of interest to the LMSA membership!
The Annual Meeting will have a presentation from Mr. Ryan Williams, supported by Professor Ethan Theuerkauf of Michigan State University and Professor Guy Meadows of Michigan Technological University. Mr. Williams is a GIS specialist at the Great Lakes Research Center and creator of “Michigan Coastlines Though Time,” a GIS based 82-year look at the coastlines of Michigan's Great Lakes with resolution down to the individual property owner level. Messers Williams, Theuerkauf and Meadows have been working together for the past three years on nearshore sediment movement trying to answer the fundamental question: “Where Does the Sand Go?” Come to our meeting to hear their very interesting answer to this important question.
There will also be a presentation from Mr. Michael Padilla, Sr Project Manager of the US Army Corps of Engineers Great Lakes Coastal Resiliency Study. The Great Lakes Coastal Resiliency Study is a multi-year project by ACOE and all eight Great Lakes states to assess coastal resources over a range of future conditions and develop a watershed plan to support the management of Great Lakes coastal resources, and the identification, selection, and prioritization of resilient coastal investments. We will also have a few words from Michigan State Representative Joey Andrews whose district encompasses about 90 miles of Michigan’s coastline,
Please register online at www.greatlakescoalition.org/annual-membership-registration or by contacting our Secretary, Joe Doyle, at email@example.com if you plan on attending. Registration is useful in helping us plan but not required – please feel free to attend even if you have not registered.
For more information, click here: GLC Spring Newsletter
Have you noticed our new signs on Lakeshore Dr. at the end of M-89 and just north of Glenn (west side of road)?
The original signs were designed with the guidance of our founder William Erby "Bill" Smith and intended to resemble state park and forest signage. Fifty plus years later, it seemed time to update and not just repaint the signs, so our marketing group got together to create a new and more welcoming message. We hope you notice!
Last week Board member Curt Bailey, & son Ben, installed both new signs after rebuilding frames for the existing structures. We believe the fresh new look and message better reflects the intention of our organization mission - while it welcomes people to enjoy the area, it furthers a sense of community by reminding all of us to share the road.
Local resident & current Board member