Environmental Protection Committee

Environmental Protection Committee

Responsible for conducting research on environmental issues and drafting positions and recommending ESLA actions for the Board to consider. Members are responsible for conducting specific environmental protection programs and activities, as well as responsible for maintaining relationships with the Tip of the Mitt and other organizations related to ongoing water quality issues. The committee works closely with the government relations committee to set an agenda for items to be pursued with the four townships and county/state agencies.

Current Members:

  • Jan Garvey, Chair
  • Dale Claudepierre
  • Linda Slopsema
  • Andy Hogarth
  • Bob Reider
  • George Seifried
  • Dede Seifried
  • John Reid
  • John Spevacek

Environmental News

Flushing the Future

The Challenge of Failing Septic Systems

The premiere showing at the Leelanau Clean Water Symposium. In this 16-minute documentary, we talk with nationally recognized wastewater experts, human health professionals and policy experts to discover the water quality risks posed by failing and broken septic system.

Joe VanderMeulen, M.S., Ph.D.
Science Journalism / Videography