Member: Ms. Kathy Luther

Portage, IN
Director of Environmental Management, Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission
Watershed: Calumet-Galien

Manage Environmental Programs for NIRPC including stormwater public education, air quality public education, watershed planning, and environmental mitigation programs.

Why Kathy Loves the Lake

I grew up in West Michigan, going to the lake was always a special family time. As I have traveled and grown professionally in my environmental career and I continue to learn to appreciate the Lake for its uniqueness and its importance both ecolocially and in shaping the social, cultural, and economic fabric of the region.

Other Lake Projects Kathy is Involved With

As the regional planning commission we are engaged in a comprehensive regional plan for Northwest Indiana that will be protective of Lake Michigan, water quality, and ecological resources. We are also working on updating our Regional Watershed Framework and supporting watershed planning efforts as we are able.

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.