|Through the completion of a two-year community-based environmental health assessment project ending in 2004, Muskegon County residents have identified and prioritized their concern over several toxic environmental issues. Among an extensive list, lead based paint, drinking water/septic systems, air quality, contaminated fisheries, and recycling efforts were targeted as overwhelming concerns. All of the identified concerns can be impacted local community action. |
Through the assessment process, the Muskegon County Environmental Coordinating Council (MCECC), a long standing nonprofit collaborative organization representing a wide variety of constituencies, has been taking the lead and providing oversight in addressing the community's prioritized environmental assessment action plan. Funding provided through a level II EPA CARE grant would allow the MCECC to continue to address community concerns.