It’s fall in Michigan. The kids are back in school, we’re starting to break out the sweaters, but there’s still time to travel before it gets too cold.
The state granted more than a quarter-million dollars for improving coastal trails and nearby towns across the state.
Grand Traverse County received the single largest grant, just under $100,000.
The rest of the money was parceled out to the Clinton River Watershed Council, and three other environmental groups farther south.
Annalise Dobbelstein is the Campaign organizer for Environment Michigan in Ann Arbor.
She said water-loving Michiganders are benefiting from the EPA’s Clean Water Act.
“ We need to continue to make sure that our local officials all the way up to the senate do continue to support the clean water rule. So we can continue to have not only clean drinking water but clean water for recreational uses for many generations to come.”
Dobbelstein said this summer more than 9-million visitors came to Michigan to enjoy the waterways.
A 2,000 mile-long trail that runs through Wexford, Grand Traverse and Emmet counties is celebrating its first corporate donation.
The Iron Belle Trail has been awarded $25,000 from TransCanda, a pipeline company based in Kalkaska County. Continue reading
The state agency responsible for handling the Pure Michigan campaign and other economic development activities is shrinking.
The recreation groups that have been competing for land use have now decided to work together in order to manage the island in a way that benefits everyone.
Through the remainder of the last holiday of the summer, M-DOT shut down construction projects to provide smoother travel for millions drivers.
According to AAA of Michigan, more than 1.2 million travelers will be using Michigan roads on this final summer holiday weekend.
This year more than 40-thousand walkers are expected to walk the Mackinac Bridge on Labor Day. Continue reading
There, moored along the shore of the Saginaw River, sits the USS Edson. It’s a Forrest-Sherman class destroyer that served, with distinction, during the war in Vietnam.
The USS Edson is one of the engineering marvels to come out of the 1950s. Built in Maine, she was commissioned in late 1958, and remained in service for over 30 years. Continue reading
Autistic and cognitively impaired children have a chance to try their hand at watersports with a program launched in central Michigan.
Above The Wake is a nonprofit that teaches youth with learning disabilities how to paddleboard, wakeboard and tube. Continue reading
This stark architectural contrast to the rest of the city is the Delta College Planetarium.
It’s called the Center Avenue Historic District, and it’s the next leg of our ‘On The Map’ tour of Bay City. Continue reading
Home to one of the biggest toy collections in the world, The Antique Toy and Fire Truck Museum is every kids worst nightmare. Thousands of toys, but you can’t touch them! Jimmie Dobson is the the man behind the museum, and it’s his collection that makes up most of the exhibits. Continue reading
Sault Ste Marie, Ontario is a big city, more than 75 thousand people live there. But in all the hustle and bustle of big city life, the city manages to create pockets with a small town community feel.
One of those pockets is the Mill Market farmers market.
When you say ‘I’m going to Sault Ste Marie,’ you could be going up north like many people do every summer, or you might need a passport.
When two cities have the same name, things can get a little confusing, but if you look deeper at the similarities and differences, things can clear up.
Plans are moving forward for two nine-story buildings in downtown Traverse City.
Because the buildings are over seven-stories a special permit is needed for construction. Continue reading
The international bridge at Sault Ste Marie is getting a different look August 12 as new lighting is unveiled.
Crews are working 24/7 to repair a gate at the Soo Locks that has one of the locks closed.
Tourism in Sault Ste Marie Michigan is on the rise this year.
Just over twenty million fish were taken from nurseries and strategically placed in streams and lakes across the state. Continue reading
An effort to promote economic development in Genesee and Shiawassee counties is expanding south to the Michigan-Indiana border.
The effort began 5 years ago to promote development along the I-69 corridor. This summer, the effort is expanding south to include the cities of Charlotte, Coldwater and Marshall, Michigan. Continue reading
Environmental activists rallied at the state Capitol today to protest an oil and gas pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac. The pipeline is operated by Enbridge Energy – the company responsible for a massive oil spill in the Kalamazoo River in 2010. Continue reading
Also finding solace on the island, at least temporarily, was a group of Mormons who declared a kingdom on the Northern Lake Michigan Island.
“Noone knows this is back here,” he said. Continue reading