Members of GVMC who were going to be regulated under the new NPDES Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permits formed a coalition to comply with the permits using a watershed approach.
When the permits were issued, GVMC secured a grant to develop the Lower Grand River Watershed Management Plan to prioritize best management practices and critical areas in which to apply those practices.
The Lower Grand River Organization of Watersheds (LGROW) was officially formed to provide basin-wide oversight, implement Watershed-wide initiatives, and prioritize water quality concerns.
The Watershed Management Plan was updated and approved.
LGROW's Strategic Plan was completed.