This subarea plan was developed to guide local governments in the adoption and implementation of climate adaptation and resiliency strategies along the Muskegon Lake shoreline. The plan outlines strategies and principles to be incorporated into future shoreline development and restoration work. While it is a stand-alone plan, it can be incorporated into future municipal master plan updates and broader plans, such as the Muskegon Lake Vision 2020 plan.
Each community that is included in this plan will find resiliency strategies and implementation items that will promote resiliency in the face of climate change for the protection of their local and regional natural and constructed resources. Some tasks require incorporation into grant funding cycles, capital improvement plans, zoning ordinance and other local regulations in a community. Others are behaviors that will benefit the Lake Muskegon watershed into the future.
Current Funding Opportunity
A current funding opportunity is available to implement coastal resiliency projects: http://www.coast.noaa.gov/resilience-grant/.
Two categories are available: 1) Strengthening Coastal Communities; and 2) Habitat Restoration. The program requires a 2:1 federal/non-federal match. Proposals are due on March 15, 2017.