Today the U.S. Forest Service announced it will not be banning alcohol on portions of the AuSable, Manistee, and Pine National Wild and Scenic Rivers this year and delay implementation of any such rule until after speaking with stakeholders who would be impacted by such a decision. While the federal government has a responsibility to manage the Huron Manistee National Forests, it is critical that federal agencies work with local communities and get their input before making changes that will impact our economy. I am glad to see the Forest Service delay implementation of this rule change and engage with local residents and small businesses.
Due to deteriorating road conditions my offices in Grandville and Grand Haven will be closed today. If you need assistance with an issue regarding the federal government, please call my office in Washington, D.C. at (202) 225-4401. Thank you and stay safe!
On Friday evening I joined members of the community for a PFAS town hall conversation. Thank you Ottawa County and Michigan DEQ for giving an update on Robinson Township testing and potential steps forward.
Thank you to everyone who came out to support Ottawa County families yesterday in Zeeland! It was so inspiring to see so many members of the community including children participate in the Walk for Warmth!