Inland Lake Beach Water Quality Monitoring Grants Awarded; New testing method to be used

Seven local governments will soon be using a new, rapid testing method known as quantitative polymerase chain reaction that counts the DNA of E. coli in a water sample thanks to grants provided by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ).

$500,000 in Grants Awarded for Recycling Education and Infrastructure

Multiple communities across the state are getting a boost in their recycling education and infrastructure projects thanks to $500,000 in grants from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ).

Rep. Miller says V2I language is critical to advancing cutting-edge driver safety technology

The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure introduced a 6-year highway reauthorization bill, the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015, which includes a Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) provision authored by Representative Candice Miller (MI-10) to assist with the advancement of V2I technologies that improve road safet

House Passes Legislation to Defend U.S. Digital Infrastructure Against Cyberattacks

U.S. Representative Candice Miller (MI-10), Vice Chair of the House Homeland Security Committee and Chairman of the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security, released the following statement after House passage of theDepartment of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity Strategy Act (H.R. 3510), legislation that strengthens our nation’s cybersecurity by requiring DHS to establish a cybersecurity strategy

Peters Bill to Promote Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Technology Included in Senate Highway Bill

U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) today applauded the inclusion of his bipartisan Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Safety Technology Investment Flexibility Act of 2015 in the surface transportation reauthorization bill, which was unanimously passed by the Senate Environment and Public Works committee yesterday. Peters introduced the bill along with Republican Senator Roy Blunt (MO) and Democratic Senator Debbie Stabenow (MI) earlier this month.

Stabenow, Peters Announce Green Infrastructure Grant for Muskegon

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow, Co-Chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, and Gary Peters, member of the Great Lakes Task Force today applauded the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative announcement to allocate $110,448 to the City of Muskegon to fund green infrastructure projects. The City of Muskegon plans to use the grant to install one constructed wetland, two rain gardens, and one bioswale to help the community prevent the discharge of more than 5 million gallons of untreated stormwater into Muskegon Lake and Lake Michigan each year

Bishop Supports Continued Highway and Transportation Funding

In response to the House passage of H.R. 2353, the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Congressman Mike Bishop (MI-08) issued the following statement

Heitkamp Announces Significant Federal Funding for Water and Waste Disposal in Harvey, Michigan

“Rural towns thrive when the city, county and state put in place sound and reliable infrastructure to support the families who live there,” said Heitkamp. “These funds will help cover part of the costs for Harvey and Michigan to make needed improvements and upgrades to their current water and waste disposal systems and help keep North Dakota communities strong and safe.”

Senator Stabenow Announces Support for Kalkaska to Buy New Snow Removal Equipment

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced support for the Village of Kalkaska. This funding comes through the USDA's Rural Development Community Facility Direct Loan and Grant program, which funds critical infrastructure in rural communities across the country. The $173,000 loan and $11,250 grant will be used to help the community purchase a front-end loader to clear snow from roads and parking areas during the winter.

Congressman Dan Kildee Advocates for Federal Funding for Water Infrastructure Improvement Projects for Flint,...

Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05), in a continued effort to invest in and improve local water infrastructure and delivery systems, has written to the Appropriations Committee requesting that they support adequate funding for the Clean Water State Revolving Loan Fund and the Safe Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund, these two critical federal programs could help to improve the city of Flint’s aging water system.

Cherry Says Recovery Act is Creating Jobs, Rebuilding Infrastructure in Michigan

In radio address, lieutenant governor says improving transportation infrastructure crucial to growing Michigan economy. LANSING, MI - June 12, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Lt. Governor John D. Cherry Jr. said today's groundbreaking for a project to widen I-94 in Kalamazoo County illustrates the real and positive impact that the federal Recovery Act is having on Michigan. Cherry made his remarks in delivering this week's radio address on behalf of Governor Granholm.


New shorelands program helps waterfront homeowners improve shorelines, inland lakes

The Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership recently launched a program to help lakefront homeowners understand best practices to protect their shoreland and inland lakes. The Michigan Shoreland Stewards Program will recognize inland lake property owners who are using healthy property management practices to protect their inland lake and offer tips to improve the shoreline further.


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