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Grand River Waterway Dredging Potential Impacts to Protected Species

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  • A list of species that make their homes in the waterways within Ottawa County, in particular the Grand River, its tributaries, and its banks.

Advance Newspaper Article from April 2015 on Dan Hibma and the Grand River Waterway Project

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  • In this article Dan Hibma seeks help to “restore” 22.5 miles of the Grand River.

Ottawa County Parks and Recreation Commision Resolution to Oppose Grand River Dredging – April 2019

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  • On April 3rd, 2019, the Ottawa County Parks and Recreation Commission passed a formal resolution to oppose the Grand River Waterway project to dredge the Grand River.

Grand Haven City Council Dredging Resolution – April 2019

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  • The Grand Haven City Council has passed a formal resolution opposing the Grand River Waterway project and requests that all efforts be suspended.

WMEAC Dredging Policy Resolution – April 2019

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  • On April 17th, 2019, the West Michigan Environmental Action Council passed a resolution formally opposing the Grand River Water and requesting “all State activities related to its planning and implementation be halted.”

2004 Dan Hibma Plans for a Marina and Docks on the Grand River

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  • This document shows that in 2004 Dan Hibma proposed for docks and a marina to go in along the Grand River as part of a residential development project on the former Fenske Landfill.

Crockery Township Resolution Opposing Grand River Dredging – April 2019

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  • On April 9th, 2019, the Crockery Township Board passed a formal resolution to oppose the Grand River Waterway project.

Ottawa County Resolution Opposing Grand River Dredging – April 2019 

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  • On April 23rd, 2019 the Board of Commissioners of Ottawa County passed a resolution regarding the Grand River Waterway project to dredge a 50-foot-wide, 7-foot-deep channel in the Grand River from Fulton Street in Grand Rapids, (Kent County), 22.5 miles downriver to the Bass River Inlet near Eastmanville in Ottawa County.

1978 Preliminary Feasibility Report on Shallow-Draft Navigation, Grand River, Michigan, US Army Corps of Engineers

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  • In 1978, the Army Corps of Engineers produced Preliminary Feasibility Report on Shallow-Draft Navigation to evaluate various action plans for the Grand River.

Letter to Governor Whitmer in Opposition to Grand River Waterway Project – April 2019

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  • On April 10, 2019, Rachel Hood, David LaGrande. and Winnie Brinks sent a letter to Governor Whitmer and Michigan DNR Director Eichinger requesting that all activities and expenditures for the Grand River Waterway project be discontinued. 

MSU Physical and Biological Impacts of Dredging to Channelize the Grand River – May 2019

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  • This is a summary of research by MSU related to the potential physical and biological impacts of dredging to channelize the Grand River.

Grand River Waterway Permits, Emails and Documents – March 2019

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  • Permits, emails and documents relating to the Grand River Waterway project that proposes to dredge 22.5 miles of the Grand River.

Grand River Waterway Unionid Mussel Survey Report – March 2019

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  • This is a survey that EcoAnalysts Inc., under contract with the Grand River Waterway, prepared of Unionoid Mussels at 5 different dredge sites on the Grand River.

Talking Points: Negative Impacts of Dredging 22.5 Miles of the Grand River

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  • This is a document of talking points critiquing the Grand River Waterway Project that proposed to dredge 22.5 miles of the Grand River.