Wetland Advisory Council

The Wetland Advisory Council (Council) was created in 2009 through amendments to Part 303, Wetlands Protection, of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended, for the purpose of evaluating Michigan's wetland program and providing recommendations for improvement to the Governor, the Legislature and the department.

 

Click here to access the Wetland Advisory Council homepage and meeting information 

Statute

 

Public Act 451 of 1994, MCLA 324.30329

 

Members

 

Joseph Rivet, Council Chair

Representing the association of drain commissioners

 

Jeff Auch

Representing a conservation district

Term ends 12/14/12

 

Dan Coffey

Representing the statewide association of realtors

 

Gary Dawson

Representing natural gas or electric utilities

Term ends 12/14/12

 

Sue Elston

Representing the United States Environmental Protection Agency

 

Randy Gross

Representing the statewide association of manufacturers

 

Susan Harley

Representing statewide environmental protection organizations

 

Tom Hickson

Representing the statewide association of local units of government

 

Jeff King

Representing a wetland professional who regularly submits permit applications

Term ends 12/14/12

 

Erin McDonough

Representing statewide conservation organizations

 

John Niemela

Representing the general public

Term ends 12/14/12

 

Chris Reidy

Representing USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service

 

Lee Schwartz

Representing the statewide association of home builders

 

Steve Shine

Representing the Michigan Department of Agriculture

 

Mindy Koch, Deputy Director

Representing the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment

 

Grenetta Thomassey

Representing watershed organizations

Term ends 12/14/12

 

Donald Uzarski

Representing university professor with wetland science expertise

Term ends 12/14/12

 

Scott Piggott

Representing the largest statewide farm organization

 

Todd Wyett

Representing businesses

Term ends 12/14/12

 

John Konik

Liaison from the United States Army Corps of Engineers