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Take the Community Hazards Survey

Community Hazards Survey

This survey is designed to gather input from community members and stakeholders for the purpose of updating the hazard mitigation plans for the counties of Lake, Mason, and Oceana.

Hazard mitigation plans assess a wide variety of hazards from both the county and local community perspectives and make participating jurisdictions eligible to apply for funding for projects that will mitigate (reduce or prevent impacts of) hazards.

Go to the Hazard Mitigation Program page on this website  for additional information and resources. There you will find the latest on the effort to update the hazard mitigation plans for Lake, Mason, and Oceana counties, as well as helpful hazard resources.

WMSRDC 2021 Annual Report

2021 Annual Report

October 12th ARPA Meeting Follow-up Resources

WMSRDC partnered with Michigan Association of Regions and Michigan State University to hold a virtual regional ARPA local government funding workshop On October 12, 2021.

Meeting follow-up resources including the presentation handout, recording, and related workshop products, such as the regional needs and collaborations boards and a table of MSU resources and contacts to support local government federal revenue spending can be found in the link below:

Please access all ARPA Regional Meeting materials by visiting:

Additional content will be added to the site within the next week or two, including a generalized Frequently Asked Questions resource from the workshop series.

Communities are encouraged to work collaboratively with other units of government and organizations in the region in spending local fiscal recovery funds to maximize overall benefit to the broader community and the state as a whole. Contact WMSRDC to further the conversation!

WMSRDC COVID-19 Response Plan

WMSRDC Covid-19 Response Plan 6.17.20

Read the latest WMSRDC Newsletter Here

October / November 2022 WMSRDC Newsletter – Read it here.

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 the Short Film Here: Muskegon Lake – Back from the Brink

The Muskegon Lake Watershed is in transition.  As a soon to be delisted Great Lakes Areas of Concern (AOC), all of the major contamination clean ups and large-scale habitat restoration projects have been completed, or will be, over the coming year.

The Muskegon Lake Watershed Partnership and WMSRDC have developed the Muskegon Lake Action Plan, a plan to ensure ongoing stewardship of the restored resources into the future.  The action plan outlines goals and objectives that will keep the lake healthy.  It provides a framework for the continued stewardship and involvement of local communities, state and federal partners, non-governmental organizations, schools and businesses.

Back from the Brink: a Muskegon Lake Film

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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Nondiscrimination Statement:
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regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions
participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race,
color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation
for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information
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or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech
disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally,
program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination
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addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request
a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA
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