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WMSRDC Seeking RFP/Qs for Stony Creek Fish Passage and In-Stream Habitat Restoration Project

The West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission (WMSRDC) and the Conservation Resource Alliance (CRA) are pleased to announce that we are seeking Request for Qualifications/Proposals for a consultant to assist with ecological engineering design and construction management services for fish and wildlife habitat restoration sites Stony Creek, Oceana County, Michigan. This project is funded through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/WMSRDC Regional Partnership for the Lake Michigan Rivers and Coastal Wetlands Restoration Project. Additional funding support is through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service-National Fish Passage Program, Michigan Department of Natural Resources-Fisheries Habitat Grant Program, and Great Lakes Fishery Trust Habitat Protection and Restoration grants awarded to the CRA. A mandatory pre-proposal, virtual meeting will be held on October 26th, with an optional site tour to follow. Please see the attached RFQ/P for more information.

Stony_RFQP-Final

WMSRDC B2 BUSINESS CONSULTANT TEMPLATE 1.1.2021_pdf

StonyCreekMarshfieldDamMap of Footprints

ReachPermittingLocation Map

NOAA_USEPA QAPP Development Guide

NOAA_RC_Tier1_Monitoring_Guidance

MonitoringPlanStonyCreek_v1_pdf

MiSQT_v1.0_FINAL

MiSQT v1_Spreadsheet User Manual_PRINT

MiSQT v1_Data Collection and Analysis Manual_PRINT

MDNR Fisheries Report Oct 2021

CRA Template Agreement_E&D_PDF

Candidate Evaluation Criteria_pdf

 

WMSRDC wants to know how you have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic

WMSRDC wants to know how you have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. We are working with economic development partners in the counties of Lake, Mason, Muskegon, Newaygo and Oceana and have released three short online surveys to document impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic upon local businesses, public and nonprofit organizations, and households. Go to www.wmsrdc.org to fill out survey.

View the full press release here.

WMSRDC Seeking RFP/Qs for White River Fish Passage and In-Stream Habitat Restoration Project

The West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission (WMSRDC) is pleased to announce that we are seeking Request for Qualifications/Proposals for a consultant to assist WMSRDC with ecological engineering design and construction management services for four fish and wildlife habitat restoration sites in the White River, Oceana County, Michigan. This project is funded through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/WMSRDC Regional Partnership for the Lake Michigan Rivers and Coastal Wetlands Restoration Project. A mandatory pre-proposal, virtual meeting will be held on October 12th, with an optional site tour to follow. Please see the below RFQ/P and supplemental materials for more information.

Request for Qualifications/Proposals

Monitoring Plan White River_

NOAA_RC_Tier1_Monitoring_Guidance

Oceana-County-Drain-Map-2009-Drains-Page

Swinton Cr Cnty Drain Map

USF&WS Email Lamprey Treatment 1-16-20

White River Watershed Atlas

WR Site Layout Map July 2021

WR USFWS 144th Proposed Crossing Lamphrey Barriers 6-24-21

WR-4-sites_Stream-Xing-Data-Sheet_6-21-16 2021-09-23 at 9.55.20 AM

WMSRDC to Host Regional ARPA Local Government Funding Virtual Workshop October 12, 2021

West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission (WMSRDC) is partnering with Michigan Association of Regions and Michigan State University to hold a regional ARPA local government funding workshop.  Click on this link events.anr.msu.edu/arpa to register for the virtual WMSRDC workshop and scroll down to the WMSRDC event which will be held Tuesday, October 12, 2021, from 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM.  Registration for this event ends on October 10, 2021.

Draft Transportation Participation Plan Public Review Period

Draft Transportation Participation Plan Public Review Period

WMSRDC, working with the Muskegon and Northern Ottawa County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), which is responsible for transportation planning in the area, is updating its Public Participation Plan in Transportation Decision Making. This plan identifies the steps the MPO will take to involve the community in the transportation planning process.
The draft of the update can be found here: Public Participation Plan Draft for public review period

A public review period is scheduled from August 23, 2021 through October 6, 2021. In addition, public comment opportunities on all related transportation planning activities are always available at MPO meetings.  You can also submit comments directly to the MPO in the following ways:

Phone: (231) 722-7878 ext. 190
Email: ahaack@wmsrdc.org
Mail:
West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission
316 Morris Avenue, Suite 340
Muskegon, MI 49440

 

 

2020 WMSRDC Annual Report

2020 Annual Report

WMSRDC COVID-19 Response Plan

WMSRDC Covid-19 Response Plan 6.17.20

WMSRDC Office Open. Staff Working a Hybrid of In-person and Remote

WMSRDC Office Open. Staff Working a Hybrid of In-person and Remote.

COVID-19 Heat Map for WMSRDC Region

Click here for the COVID 19 Heat Map for the WMSRDC Region

WMSRDC is the Big 5-0!

More information to come!

 

 

State of Michigan EGLE Pollution Emergency Alerting Systems (PEAS) Hotline: 800-292-4706

Who Ya Gonna Call?
If reporting an environmental emergency, spill or release involving water, groundwater, wetlands, oil, land or air, please contact the PEAS Hotline immediately (24/7): State of Michigan EGLE Pollution Emergency Alerting System (PEAS) Hotline: 800-292-4706
Many incidents also warrant reporting to the federal National Response Center which serves the U.S. EPA and the U. S. Coast Guard: Federal NRC hotline: 800-424-8802

Watch a video about regional development organizations like WMSRDC “Leading the Way on Resilience”

The NADO Research Foundation (NADO RF) has released a short, animated video that highlights the multiple roles that regional development organizations (RDOs), like WMSRDC, play in fostering and strengthening resilience in their regions. Because no part of the country is immune from shocks and disruptions, RDOs, like WMSRDC, everywhere have the responsibility to step up and be agents of resilience in their communities and regions. Often, this work is “behind the scenes,” such as collecting and analyzing regional data, bringing together key stakeholders to plan, and accessing funding to support projects and initiatives.

Watch video here.

WMSRDC Title VI Non-Discrimination Plan

WMSRDC Title VI Non-Discrimination Plan

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
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