Covid 19 Office Closure

Due to the increasing health concerns over the COVID-19 virus, the MACC office will be closed until further notice. Staff will continue to work remotely from home and can be reached via email (see the staff directory for contact information). The MACC will attempt to hold meetings virtually when possible, though, some meetings may need to be canceled or postponed. The purpose of these decisions is to ensure we’re doing all we can to slow or stop the spread of COVID-19.

For more information regarding the virus:

Ottawa County Department of Public Health (OCDPH)
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

CALL-IN Policy Board Meeting

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, we will be holding our next MACC Policy meeting by phone. We feel we are able to conduct this meeting virtually and in accordance with the Open Meetings Act (see OMA attachment page 2, item 2). We will try and keep this meeting brief due to the format. We will continue to explore alternative forms of virtual meetings and will notify you if there is a change in format for this meeting. Noted on the agenda, public comment will be open after introductions and approval of meeting minutes.
Attached you will find your meeting packet. Hard copies will NOT be sent due to staff working from home.
Supporting documents:
When: Monday, March 23 at noon
Call-in: Phone number (712) 451- 0421  Acess Code 865087

Click the link to learn more about the Policy Board:


2019 Annual Meeting Presentations

Presentations are now available from the 2019 Macatawa Watershed Annual Meeting:

Reconnaissance of Rainwater Composition in the Holland Area in Relation to Wind Directions During Rain Events 
Evan Bright and Chelsea Moore

Measurement of Light Pollution at 10 Holland Area Sites Using Night Sky Photography and ImageJ Counting Software
Alec Berrodin, Amy Olgers, and Daniel Wade

Cyclical Patterns within the Macatawa Watershed: Implications for Monitoring
Dr. Aaron Best, Hope College

Wrack and Ruin: Litter and microplastics of four Holland-area beaches
Dr. Brian Bodenbender, Hope College

Project Clarity Wetland and Lake Monitoring Update (2018)
Maggie Oudsema, GVSU Annis Water Resources Institute

Analysis of Heavy Metals in Ictalurus punctatus (channel catfish) and Perca flavescens (yellow perch) in Lake Macatawa (full paper)
Dr. Jonathan W. Peterson, Hope College

You can view a video of the meeting here:

Pictured above:
Front Row (left to right): Ashley Wrobel, Amy Olgers, Chelsea Moore, Josiah Peterson, Evan Bright, Jon Peterson
Back Row (left to right): Eli Kane, Ashish Duvvuru, Daniel Wade, Alec Berrodin