(Lansing, MI) – Members of the House and Senate's bi-partisan SE Michigan Caucus including Senator Patrick Colbeck (R-Canton) attended a Lake St. Clair Appreciation Day in order to learn more about the issues facing one of Michigan's most important natural resources.
The event was sponsored by Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel, Stephen Remias of the Lake St. Clair Initiative and Grace Shore, CEO of the Macomb County Chamber of Commerce.
As part of their efforts to enhance the entire southeast corner of Michigan, members of the SE Michigan Caucus have identified water quality issues as one of the most important factors to be considered when putting together a plan for regional development.
One of the key issues identified during the event was the overflow of wastewater and raw sewage into the Lake St Clair basin during storms. Several effective methods to divert this overflow were presented and will be considered for action by the SE Michigan Caucus.
"The SE Michigan Caucus is a good example of how Republicans and Democrats can work together to solve the problems facing our region," Colbeck said. "Working cooperatively, we can resolve water quality issues with our Great Lakes and protect this valuable natural resource for generations to come.
"I would like to thank the host committee for sponsoring the event and sharing information with members of the SE Michigan Caucus about how Lake St. Clair plays a vital role in both the economic and recreational facets of our state," Colbeck concluded.