The Great Lakes Commission and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) announced nearly $21,000 in grants to fund river, stream, and creek cleanup events around the state.More
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) will accept public comments until 5 p.m. on Friday, April 21 regarding Nestlé Waters North America, Inc.’s application to increase the large quantity water withdrawal from Production Well-101, located in Evart, Osceola County, under Section 17 of the Michigan Safe Drinking Water Act, 1976 PA 399, as amended.More
A Michigan-based water law and policy group pushing for the permanent shutdown of an oil and gas pipeline through the Straits of Mackinac says it has found more alternatives that would eliminate the need to process propane in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.More
As the state agency with the duty to assure the safety of Michigan’s drinking water supply, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has been engaged with the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) since this issue arose last week. We understand the concerns being raised by residents in the affected area. The MDEQ is working with the GLWA to ensure the water continues to meet all federal Safe Drinking Water Act regulatory standards as well as ensure all necessary testing and safety precautions are taken to resolve this issue, and will continue these efforts for as long as necessary.
The MDEQ is dedicated to respect for Michigan’s citizens, stewardship of the environment, and support for a sustainable economy.
Sustain Our Great Lakes (SOGL) is soliciting applications for competitive funding to restore and enhance habitat in the Great Lakes basin. Details about this funding opportunity are provided in the Request for Proposals. The submission deadline for full applications is February 21, 2017. Please note, the pre-proposal stage included in past years has been eliminated for 2017. Additional application information is available at.
In 2017, grant funding will be awarded in three categories:
The most recent round of Extended Sentinel Site testing for Flint’s water shows significant improvement with more than 96 percent of the samples at or below the 15 parts per billion (PPB) federal lead action level. This is the sixth consecutive time the results have been in compliance with federal rules.More