LGROW’s Organizational Structure & Committees


LGROW’s members and partners have formed these committees to address the issues and concerns of the Watershed:

  • Technical Committee
  • Public Engagement Committee
  • Sustainability Committee
  • Fund Development and Membership Committee

These committees bring together members of the community and local municipalities to work together on watershed issues.

The Executive Board is made up of a Chair, Vice Chair, Past Chair, and Chairs of each committee.


LGROW Committee Goals:

Technical Committee

Meetings held every third Wednesday, every other month, 10:30am - 12:00pm at the Grand Valley Metro Council

  • To coordinate the dry-weather screening process for the MS4 Illicit Discharge Elimination Program
  • To develop and implement the Lower Grand River Watershed monitoring program
  • To create and maintain a Data Repository
  • To address sampling and analysis on waterways with Total Maximum Daily Loads


Sustainability Committee

Meetings held every first Monday, every other month, 1:30pm - 2:30pm at the Grand Valley Metro Council

  • To assist partners in promoting sustainable agricultural best management practices and preserving high quality farmland
  • To provide information and technical assistance to watershed stakeholders on green infrastructure and low impact development practices through education and demonstration projects 
  • To engage public towards low impact developments
  • To implement the vision and the natural connections map


Fund Development and Membership Committee

Meetings held the last Thursday, every other month, 3:00pm - 4:00pm at the Grand Valley Metro Council

  • To manage budget and look for opportunities to leverage earned revenue
  • To encourage full Board participation in Committees
  • To build membership and offer opportunities for involvement


Public Engagement Committee

Meetings held every second Wednesday, every other month, 3:00pm - 4:00pm at the Grand Valley Metro Council

  • To develop programs, including events, materials, and activities, that help the communities meet the educational requirements of the  National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Storm-water permits (MS4s)
  • To implement the Information & Education Plan of Lower Grand River Watershed Management Plan
  • To coordinate with West Michigan Clean Air Coalition to develop activities and events