The Wolverine CAG’s own Sandy Wynn-Stelt has been recognized for her commitment to community advocacy and involvement by the EPA. The award is given every year to an individual and recognizes outstanding achievements in environmental protection and community involvement leadership during the site cleanup process. Find out more about the award and EPA Superfund here.
The EPA has shared with us their finalized community involvement plan.
Below is the proposed restoration plan for the Rogue River, which will be discussed at the March CAG meeting (3/19/2020).
Wondering what’s being done about the contamination at the former Wolverine World Wide sites in Rockford and Belmont?
The US EPA recently opened a public comment session on a community involvement plan for the cleanup of those sites. Until October 19, you can submit comments on the plan, which outlines how the EPA will involve and inform the public throughout the cleanup.
Public comments are a great way to ensure the community involvement plan fits your community’s needs. Comments can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org until October 19.
The draft plan can be viewed at: https://semspub.epa.gov/work/05/949618.pdf
The EPA’s website includes a page dedicated to Wolverine World Wide’s Rockford Tannery and the House Street Disposal Area sites. The page includes a summary of events and contacts between the EPA and WWW representatives and Michigan’s Department of Environment, Great Lakes & Energy (EGLE). It also provides an archive of documents transmitted between these entities regarding the affected sites.
While the Wolverine CAG’s website is still under development, we wanted its visitors to have direct access to the information now provided at the EPA website. This can be found at: https://www.epa.gov/mi/wolverine-world-wide-tannery.
The Wolverine CAG’s first three public meetings have been scheduled and advertised in local papers. Please attend to learn more, and tell your neighbors and friends, too.