United States Department of Agriculture NRCS

Grand River Revitalization - Meeting Interest Form

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is seeking public comment on the draft Watershed Project Plan - Environmental Assessment for the Lower Grand River Watershed Habitat Restoration project in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This project is commonly called the Grand River Revitalization. In 2017, NRCS awarded $4.1 million in Public Law 83-566 funds through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) to the Grand Valley Metropolitan Council (GVMC) for the Grand River Revitalization project. GVMC has partnered with the City of Grand Rapids and Grand Rapid Whitewater on this project (Project Partners).

The Environmental Assessment covers all environmental and cultural impacts anticipated from the project, temporary or permanent, and includes the following categories:

  1. Air Quality and Noise
  2. Soils and Geology
  3. Water and Riverine Resources
  4. Aquatic Species and Habitat
  5. Land Use, Recreation, and Visual Resources
  6. Socioeconomic and Environmental Justice
  7. Cultural Resources
  8. Public Health
  9. Urban Dynamics

The public comment period begins on October 3, 2022, and will last for 30 days. For information related to this draft Watershed Project Plan – Environmental Assessment and to make a public comment, please see the NRCS website. https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/mi/newsroom/pnotice/

Complete the form below if you are interested in attending the virtual meeting. You will receive an e-mail with a link to the virtual meeting or a phone number you may call into:

Meeting Time and Date – Monday, October 3, 2022 - 7:00-8:00 pm EST