Examining Impacts: Mid-Michigan Waterway Dam Removals Conference

Fri, May 10, 2019 9:00 AM - Fri, May 10, 2019 5:00 PM at MSU FCU Headquarters, 3899 Coolidge Rd, East Lansing

Learn about dam removals and the relationships to Mid-Michigan waterways with MSU faculty and mid-Michigan community experts. Discussions will include an engineering study pertaining to the Red Cedar River low head weir, as well as case studies of dam removals by the Miami Conservation District and the city of Eaton Rapids. Breakout sessions will be held throughout the day, with breakfast and lunch provided. 

To register: https://events.anr.msu.edu/WeirRemoval/

Red Cedar Dam Spring 


9:00 – 9:30 AM: Registration

9:30 – 10:00 AM: Opening Remarks

10:00 – 10:30 AM: Engineering Study of the Red Cedar River Low Head Weir Removal

10:30–10:45 AM: Break

10:45 AM-12:15 PM: Case Study sessions  

  • Case Study, Miami Conservation District, emphasis on funding 
  • Case Study, Eaton Rapids, emphasis on community involvement 

Lunch: 12:15 – 1:00 PM

1:00 – 2:45 PM: Regional Considerations

  • MSU Campus Planning
  • Red Cedar Master Plan 
  • MSU Sustainability Office
  • Sustainable Business Association
  • Challenges Associated with Managing River Banks 
  • Watershed Planning and Stormwater Management to Address Bacterial Loading in the Red Cedar River 
  • Technical and Community Outreach from an Extension Perspective 
  • Corporate Perspectives 

2:45 – 4:00 PM : Breakout Sessions

  • Grants and Corporate Sponsorship
  • Community Education 
  • Student Engagement
  • Design Challenges and Permitting
4:00 PM: Conclusion, Closing remarks