Registration is Open!

Registration is now open for the 2020 Planning Green Infrastructure in a Changing World virtual seminar that will be held on August 27, 2020. There is no cost to attend, but you must register to receive access to the event. For more information or to register, click here.

Advertisement for Bids

The MACC is seeking bids to complete a streambank restoration project in Holland Charter Township (2845 Creekview Dr, Zeeland). Interested bidders must register as Plan Holder of Record to receive the bid package and must also attend a mandatory pre-bid meeting on Monday, July 6, at 3pm. To register as a Plan Holder of Record, send an email to Kelly at kgoward@the-macc.org and we will provide a link to retrieve the bid package. The package includes copies of the EGLE and soil erosion permits for the project, the plan set, and a bid sheet. We are working on a template contract that will be provided no later than July 6 at the pre-bid meeting. Additional details are provided in the Advertisement for Bids.

Summer 2020 Macatawa River Cleanup

Help clean Lake Macatawa! Depending on the group size, there may be a crew on the shores of the lake and another in kayaks in the lake. Anyone under 16 years old must be with an adult. All boats, paddles and life vests will be provided. Meet at the lower parking lot near the boat launch at Dunton Park (290 Howard Ave, Holland MI).

We are implementing precautions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. All participants must fill out a health screening form before participating in the program. We will provide disposable gloves for all participants and we encourage you to wear a mask at least while we are handing out supplies (masks will be available). We will not provide snacks and ask that you bring your own water bottle if possible (we will have bottled water on site). Hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes will be available. Event staff will sanitize kayak paddles, trash grabbers, and other non-disposable supplies before and after volunteer use.

Registration is required through the ODC Network.

 

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)

Policy Board Meeting

The next Policy Board is scheduled for Monday, July 27 at 12:00pm. This meeting is planned to be held at the Olive Township Hall. We are asking that only staff and board members be present in person. Those in person will be asked to wear a mask and maintain social distancing during the meeting. Other participants will be able to join virtually through Zoom. Additional details will be posted closer to the meeting date.

Request for alternate formats, please contact info@the-macc.org at least 72 hours prior to the Policy meeting. Individuals with hearing impairments may contact us through the Michigan Relay Service by dialing 711 or 844-578-6563.

The Macatawa Area Coordinating Council (MACC) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, familial status, parental status, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program.

Click the link to learn more about the Policy Board: http://www.the-macc.org/about/policy-committee/