Booher joins senators in calling for emergency and long-term solutions to dredging problem

LANSING— Sen. Darwin Booher, R-Evart, discusses the immediate need for the state to address the impact of low water levels on Michigan’s waterways. Booher participated in a press conference at the Capitol outlining short- and long-term plans to help manage and maintain the state’s ports for shipping and recreational boating.

“I have seen firsthand how sandbars and low water levels are combining to turn some Northern Michigan harbors into a hazard for boaters – putting millions in economic activity at risk,” said Booher, a member of the new Senate Waterways Caucus. “Healthy harbors are important to supporting local jobs and ensuring recreational access to our lakes and rivers. I want to thank the governor for recognizing action is needed, but we must look at a long-term solution for our harbors as well.”

Pictured with Booher from left to right are: Sen. John Pappageorge, R-Troy; Sen. Howard Walker, R-Traverse City; and Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville, R-Monroe.

Editor’s Note: A print-quality photograph of Booher is available by visiting the senator’s website at: Click on “Photowire.”