June 2016


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Volunteers Needed for Macatawa Water Festival
US-31 Construction Continues on Schedule
Flying Into the Future with Preceision Ag

Growing Together Tour
MACC to Start Road Stream Crossing Inventory

Volunteers Needed for Macatawa Water Festival

waterfestThe 2016 Macatawa Water Festival is Saturday, July 9, 9am-12:30pm, at Windmill Island Gardens. Many volunteers are still needed to help with various aspects of the Festival including setup, assisting with activities and tear down. Shifts are divided so that you can volunteer and still have time to enjoy the festival. We have a great line up this year with kayaking, canoeing, biking, fishing and many fun learning activities. Please join in the fun by volunteering for the 2016 Macatawa Water Festival!
To sign up please go to SignUpGenius or email ashley@outdoordiscovery.org or call 616-393-9453. All volunteers receive a free Macatawa Water Festival T-shirt.

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US-31 Construction Continues on Schedule

road-construction-2-stock-photojpg-f30049a7a768c90eConstruction on US-31 in Holland is progressing on schedule, including all planned lane and intersection closures. To stay up to date on the latest news on the project, sign up to received email updates. Click here for more information about the project and how to sign up for email updates.

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Flying Into the Future with Precision Ag


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Growing Together Tour: A Look at On-Farm Best Management Practices

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Two-stage ditch in Allegan County

The MACC will be hosting a farm tour in the Macatawa Watershed to celebrate recent accomplishments of both MACC funded grant programs and Project Clarity. The bus tour will include several stops where we will take a closer look at best management practices installed in the watershed, including cover crops and two-stage ditches. Space is limited and your RSVP is required by July 27.

Date: Wednesday, August 3
Time: 8am-2pm
Location: Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway (4214 56th Street, Holland)
Cost: FREE – lunch is included
RSVP: 395-2688 or aspicer@the-macc.org
*MAEAP Phase 1 certification available


MACC to Start Road-Stream Crossing Inventory


Culvert in Zeeland on the Brower Drain

The MACC recently received a grant from the Great Lakes Commission to conduct a road-stream crossing inventory in the Macatawa Watershed. Funds allow us to purchase the necessary equipment and cover some staff time to get the program going. Our goal is to conduct inventories at 55 locations by May 2017. Project Partners include the Ottawa and Allegan County Road Commissions, the Ottawa County Water Resources Commissioner, and the Allegan County Drain Commissioner.

We anticipate scheduling a couple inventory days per month starting in July and going through October. Additional days will be scheduled next spring, April and May, as needed.
If you are interested in helping with these inventories, contact the MACC office to be added to the volunteer list: 395-2688 or kgoward@the-macc.org