Published in Michigan Environmental Law Journal, Summer 2019, Vol. 37, No. 1, Issue 106 [view full issue].
Cite: 37 Mich Env Law J 1 (2019)
Events of Interest to the Michigan Environmental Law Community
Webinar: The Challenging Effects of Dynamic Great Lakes Shorelines on Zoning & Planning in Coastal Communities
Aug. 6, 2019, Noon-1:00 p.m.
The Great Lakes and Inland Waters Committee of the Environmental Law Section hosted a webinar discussing the wide-ranging effects the at-or-above-record water levels of the Great Lakes have had on municipalities along the coast this year. University of Michigan Professor Dr. Richard Norton reviewed the coastal shoreline dynamics of the Great Lakes that make near-shore development, planning, and zoning so challenging. Professor Norton has conducted an extensive review of the zoning codes of coastal communities through the University of Michigan and the Michigan Coastal Zone Management Program. He presented the results of his survey as to how communities treat near-shore coastal areas, including land-use restrictions that manage development along the coast and the potential for “armoring” coastal real estate.
SBM ELS Summer Council Meeting
June 20, 2019, Grand Rapids
The Section Council members had their summer meeting at the offices of Barnes & Thornburg in Grand Rapids. The Council discussed plans for the upcoming annual Section meeting and was able to attend Environmental Tea hosted by Tammy Helminski and Suzanne Sutherland. Environmental Tea is a networking event for women in Michigan to share their passions for their careers in the environmental field.
Clearing the Air Conference
April 11, 2019, Lansing
Sponsored by the Air Committee of the Environmental Law Section, the Michigan Manufacturers Association hosted the annual Clearing the Air Conference at its Lansing headquarters. The Conference featured an address by Peter Manning of the Michigan Department of Attorney General (right) and an insightful update into the ongoings of now-EGLE by Aaron Keatley, then Chief Deputy Director at the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. Program materials are available.
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