2018 GI Seminar

The MACC hosted a green stormwater infrastructure seminar on August 23, 2018, at of CityFlatsHotel in Holland. The theme of the seminar was Design Standards for Water Quality. The seminar included information about updated development standards in Allegan, Kent, Muskegon, and Ottawa Counties as well as many cities within each county. The seminar featured a poster gallery of green stormwater infrastructure projects in West Michigan.

The program included the following presentations:

Why do we need updated design standards? – Kelly Goward, Macatawa Watershed Project Manager, Macatawa Area Coordinating Council

Design Standards for Water Quality: The “What” – Claire Schwartz, P.E., Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr, & Huber, Inc. and Dennis Cole, P.E., Ottawa County Water Resources Office

Design Standards for Water Quality: The “How” – Claire Schwartz and Dennis Cole

Kalamazoo River Watershed – Kelly Goward (on behalf of Jamie McCarthy, Kalamazoo River Watershed Council)

Lower Grand River Watershed – Cara Decker, Stormwater Project Coordinator, Grand Valley Metropolitan Council

Macatawa Watershed – Kelly Goward

Other helpful resources:
Kalamazoo River Watershed Council
Lower Grand River Organization of Watersheds
Holland and Zeeland Urban Tree Canopy Assessment
Macatawa Watershed Green Stormwater Vision

Stormwater Best Management Practice Operation and Maintenance Planning Guide (version with fillable forms will be made available at a later date)
Municipal Stormwater Permits

Photos from the event can be viewed on Facebook.

The seminar was eligible for 2 PDH credits for Professional Engineers.

Thank you Seminar Sponsors!

Ottawa County Water                                            Grand Valley Metropolitan Council
Resources Commissioner                     







Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber