Brandenburg: Michigan’s waterways are a priority

Brandenburg: Michigan’s waterways are a priority

LANSING— Sen Jack Brandenburg, R-Harrison Township, announced Tuesday that Michigan’s ports and waterways must be consistently and properly maintained in order to protect both natural resources and economic activity.

Brandenburg and several other senators addressed the problems facing Michigan’s waterways this morning at a press conference at the Capitol.

The problems facing our waterways needs to be addressed immediately and a long-term plan to maintain them needs to be developed,” Brandenburg said. “A dredging plan is being developed that will allow Michigan harbors, ports and waterways to be accessible and sustainable for commercials as well as recreational use.”

Brandenburg that funding options to full meet this need and changes to state law are necessary to address this issue.

“There are multiple ways to address this issue,” Brandenburg said “I look forward to studying the various proposals and hearing what experts have to say on this important matter.”