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Lake Michigan Coastal Program Coastal 101 – 2007 Edition Program History http://www.state.in.us/nrc_dnr/lakemichigan/ Indiana Coastal “Zone” Management in the 1970s Regrouping in the 90’s Fruition in 2002 – Program Approval Timeline Development 02-Present

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lake michigan coastal program

Lake Michigan Coastal Program

Coastal 101 – 2007 Edition

program history
Program History
  • http://www.state.in.us/nrc_dnr/lakemichigan/
  • Indiana Coastal “Zone” Management in the 1970s
  • Regrouping in the 90’s
  • Fruition in 2002 – Program Approval Timeline
  • Development 02-Present
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The purpose of the Indiana Lake Michigan Coastal Program is to enhance the State\'s role in planning for and managing natural and cultural resources in the coastal region and to support partnerships between federal, state and local agencies and organizations. The Indiana Lake Michigan Coastal Program relies upon existing laws and programs as the basis for achieving its purpose.

what is the focus
What is the Focus?
  • Protect and restore significant natural resources
  • Prevent the loss of life and property in coastal hazard areas
  • Improve public access for recreational purposes
  • Protect and restore important historic and culturalresources
  • Prevent and reduce non-point pollution that affects coastal waters
  • Revitalize urban waterfronts and ports
  • Provide for priority water-dependent uses
  • Improve government coordination
program structure
Program Structure

Technical Review

Team

Areas of Significance

who is the program
Who is the Program?
  • Dedicated Program Staff – 4.5 FTE
    • Mike Molnar – Program Manager
    • Jenny Orsburn – Program Specialist
    • Joe Exl – Coastal Nonpoint Coordinator
    • Vacant – Program Assistant
    • Susan Melnyk – Special Projects Coordinator
  • Partner Program Staff
    • Division of Nature Preserves – John Ervin
    • Division of Water – Steve Davis
  • Networked Staff – too numerous to list
state and federal funding overview
State and Federal Funding Overview
  • LMCP 2007-08 State Budget - $134,547
  • LMCP 2007-08 Federal Budget - $976,000
how does the public participate
How Does the Public Participate?
  • Coastal Advisory Board
    • Group representing regional stakeholder interests
    • 19 voting and 8 nonvoting members
  • Project Planning
  • Priority Setting Forum – July each year
  • Coast Week
coastal advisory board
Coastal Advisory Board

Non-statutory Advisory Body

Responsibilities Include:

  • Stakeholder Representation
  • Priority Setting
  • Public Involvement
  • Planning and Coordination

Opportunities to Get Involved:

  • CAB Committees
proposed committees
Proposed Committees
  • Education/Outreach
  • Grants
  • Nonpoint Pollution/Coastal Community Dev.
  • CELCP/Coastal Areas of Significance
cab meeting dates
CAB Meeting Dates
  • July 18, 2007 – 6:15 PM
  • September 19, 2007 – 6:15 PM
  • October 17, 2007 – 6:15 PM
  • January 16, 2008 – 6:15 PM
  • April 16, 2008 – 6:15 PM
  • July 16, 2008 – 6:15 PM
cab officers
CAB Officers
  • Chair
    • Ensures the effective action of the Coastal Advisory Board
  • Vice-Chair
    • Assists the Chair in Board operation
  • Secretary
    • Serves as the Board expert on procedural and policy issues
  • Seeking more active role for 07-09
current initiatives
Current Initiatives
  • Section 309 Enhancement
  • Grants - Orsburn
  • Nonpoint Pollution Control - Exl
  • Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program - Melnyk
  • Education/Outreach
  • Coast Week
section 309 enhancement program
Section 309 Enhancement Program
  • Voluntary program
  • Encourages states to develop program changes (enhancements) in one or more of nine areas.
  • Provides dedicated funds to:
    • Develop Assessment and five-year Strategy
    • Conduct program changes
    • Implement program changes for two years
section 309 goals 2007
Section 309 – Goals 2007

Goal 1:Improve the information available to the state regarding public access in the coastal area.

Goal 2:Conduct an inventory of coastal wetlands.

grants update

Grants Update

Jenny Orsburn

Program Specialist

coastal nonpoint control update

Coastal Nonpoint Control Update

Joe Exl

Coastal Nonpoint Coordinator

celcp update

CELCP Update

Susan Melnyk

Special Projects Coordinator

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CELCP

Threat Assessment and Prioritization - Predicted areas of residential development (blue) and open space (green), 2000-2030, from the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission report “2030 Connections.” Black outlines show areas identified as ecologically important from IBI. Excerpted from IU Biodiversity Conservation Possibilities and Threat Assessment for the Indiana Lake Michigan Coastal Management Program

education outreach

Education/Outreach

Mike Molnar

Program Manager

Susan Melnyk

Special Projects Coordinator

coast week 2007
Coast Week 2007
  • LMCP Sponsored Events - 5th Anniversary Celebration
  • Coastal Community Development Workshop
  • Sailing Lake Michigan – A New Look at Coastal Management
ecosystems of the indiana coastal region
Ecosystems of the Indiana Coastal Region

Round II in Process – Summer Unveiling

sign design contest
Sign Design Contest

Public Dedication and Unveiling….

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Lake Michigan Coastal Program

Working Together to Make a Difference

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