The MCECC was originally formed in 1991 to promote cooperation between government, community groups, regulators and local business throughout the County. With assistance from the Community Foundation for Muskegon County and a number of other interested organizations, the MCECC achieved 501C(3) status in 1998.
Over the years, the MCECC has played, and continues to play, an important role in the promotion of environmental health education and pollution prevention throughout the West Michigan region.
Some recent projects include annual participation in Mayfest, a community wide festival aimed at raising awareness of community issues; creation of Environmental News, a newsletter in its fourth year of publication intended to update community stakeholders on projects and issues affecting Muskegon County; development of an organizational Web site which provides viewers with information and resources on MCECC and community progress in environmental protection/remediation activities; spearheading a countywide tire recycling project and computer recycling project in conjunction with the County of Muskegon; development of a comprehensive recycling directory for Muskegon County residents; recognition of superior environmental efforts through the Environmental Excellence Awards banquet; and the recent approval as a Environmental Protection Agency Community Action for a Renewed Environment demonstration site.
Scope of Organization
The goal of the MCECC is to be an information exchange body as well as include the coordination, facilitation and information dissemination regarding environmental activity in Muskegon County without passing judgment on either individual projects or the endeavor as a whole.