Corps to host coastal informational beach walks

Published Sept. 6, 2017

DETROIT – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, will host informational outreach events featuring discussions about coastal processes, erosion and the Corps’ Regulatory Program.

These events, facilitated by the Corps staff, will discuss: effects of lake levels on coastal erosion, other things affecting coastal erosion, the role of dunes in protecting coastal bluffs, coastal geology and erosion, summary of the Corps Regulatory Program and permitting requirements, a brief overview of Corps planning, programs and authorities with an interactive beach walk to illustrate these coastal processes.

These forums will provide an opportunity to interact with Corps personnel to discuss erosion and working along shorelines; such as when a permit is required from the Corps; and if there are Corps programs that can help.

Speakers are Corps’ Detroit District team members from the Great Lakes Hydraulics & Hydrology, Regulatory and Planning offices led by Jim Selegean, Ph.D., hydraulic engineer, Great Lakes Hydraulics & Hydrology office. Selegean is the lead of the district’s coastal engineering and field measurements group.

Residents, property owners, contractors, consultants, advocacy groups, or anyone interested in the Corps’ programs are welcome to attend.


These forums will be held at the following locations:

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

P.J. Hoffmaster State Park

6585 Lake Harbor Rd.

Muskegon, Mich. 49441

(Meet by the concession building in the day use beach parking lot.)

Thursday, September 14, 2017

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Michigan Beach Park

95 N. Grant St.

Charlevoix, Mich. 49720

(Meet on the beach by The Beach House)


A Michigan Department of Natural Resources Recreation Passport, issued by Michigan’s Secretary of State, is required for any motor vehicles entering the P.J. Hoffmaster State Park. If a visitor does not have one, they can purchase it at the park entrance.

A portion of this activity will be on the beach, so wear appropriate shoes and attire.

For any questions, call Lynn Rose, Detroit District public affairs chief, 313-226-4680, or Jim Selegean, Ph.D., at 313.226.6791.



Lynn Rose
313-300-0662 (cell)

Release no. 17-028