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Fresh Ideas on StormWater

February 24, 2013

On Saturday morning Feb 23, 2013 I had an opportunity to meet
Jim Nash – the new Oakland County Water Commissioner.
He spoke at The North Oakland Headwaters Land Conservancy
meeting in Springfield, Michigan. NOHLC is a non-profit,
community supported, citizen run organization conserving
the woods, fields, streams in the headwaters area of the
Clinton, Shiawassee, Huron and Flint Rivers.

I liked what I heard regarding sustainability, being green,
environmental consciousness, and stormwater management.

It’s easy to look at a map and see Oakland County is land locked.
All the water coming in/out of the county has to flow thru
other counties like Macomb to get to Lake St Clair/Detroit River.
A large portion of stormwater gets funneled into the Red Run.
The Interceptor Project from Oakland County will also flow
right thru the heart of Warren into Detroit.

Jim Nash has credentials well suited to the position.
He has a bachelor’s of science degree in political science.
Mr. Nash was on committees in the Sierra Club of Southeast Michigan.
He is also a member of the U.S. Green Building Council.

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