Member: Ms. Marcy Colclough

Benton Harbor, MI
Senior Planner, Southwest Michigan Planning Commission
Watershed: St. Joseph, Paw Paw, Galien, Black (South Haven)

Help municipalities integrate watershed management into planning efforts. Educate the public and elected officials on water quality & watershed issues. Provide capacity building, strategic planning, and grant writing for nonprofits and municipalities.

Why Marcy Loves the Lake

What is there not to love? It is beautiful and fascinating. I love learning about the complexities of Lake Michigan (its ecosytems, economies, etc.). Then use this information to protect this wonderful resource for us and future generations.

Other Lake Projects Marcy is Involved With

Developing master plan and zoning ordinance language for watershed management, water quality and wetland protection and low impact development. Conducting build-out analyses to determine the potential impact of future land use plans on water quality (runoff, nutrients and sediment). Working with the Friends of the St. Joe River Association on using a Landscape Level Wetland Function Analysis and other critiera for prioritizing wetlands for protection and restoration outreach efforts. Developing and providing public education materials for stormwater management. Participating in a fish barrier inventory project for the St. Joseph River Watershed.

News Feed

Lake Michigan Forum & Watershed Academy Meeting - October 28, 2015

This meeting will be an opportunity to learn about the activities of these groups and future plans for public engagement and outreach in the Lake Michigan basin. Join this conversation as a participant and find out how you can plug in from your community.

Love Lake Michigan

The Lake Michigan Forum has launched a public awareness campaign called Love Lake Michigan.

Call for Abstracts and Poster Presentations

The 8th biennial State of Lake Michigan and 13th annual Great Lakes Beach Association Conference are now accepting abstracts for consideration.

Great Lakes lawmakers consider statewide bans on pavement sealants

Legislators in at least three Great Lakes states are proposing statewide bans of certain pavement sealants that have killed aquatic animals and are considered a possible health risk to humans.

Office of the Great Lakes has released the 2012 Michigan Water Conservation and Efficiency Program Review

The Office of the Great Lakes has released the 2012 Michigan Water Conservation and Efficiency Program Review, which assesses Michigan’s progress in meeting its obligations under the Great Lakes–St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact.