An advisory group that advises the state on remediation of the Grand Calumet River Area of Concern will discuss dredging of local waterways and habitat management efforts tomorrow, July 26, the State of Indiana said in their latest announcement.
The Citizens Advisory for the Remediation of the Environment Committee (CARE) is set to meet from 1 to 3 p.m. in Room SULB 150D at the Student Union and Library at Purdue University Northwest in Hammond.
CARE plays an active role in advising the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) on the removal of the 12 remaining Beneficial Use Impairments (BUIs) that apply to the Grand Calumet River Area of Concern.
The committee is comprised of members of local organizations, industries, and agencies who are dedicated to improving the chemical, physical and biological integrity of the area’s ecosystem.
Committee members are appointed by the IDEM commissioner and meet regularly to provide input to IDEM on the criteria (removal targets) and the tasks (management actions) necessary to remove the remaining BUIs and delist the AOC.
CARE also educates the public about its progress and the status of the Grand Calumet River. Examples of CARE education and outreach have included Public Learning Events and AOC Seminars.