Category Archives: Environment

Flint Watershed Coalition receives grant for Hamilton Dam Project

Contributions are coming in to remove a “high hazard” dam from the Flint River.

The Hamilton Dam project recently picked up a $50,000 grant from the Saginaw Bay Watershed Initiative Network.

The Flint Watershed Coalition will use the grant to help demolish the dam, and construct a series of rock rapids that will take its place.
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Enviro officials: No single cause of blue-green algae threat

photoEnvironmental officials say they’re looking for more ways to keep safe drinking water safe for 100 thousand Michigan residents who rely on Lake Erie. That’s after Toledo was recently forced to issue a no-drinking order that effected about 34 thousand residents of southeast Michigan.
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University research project takes to the sky to help threatened Great Lakes species


Pitcher's Thistle.  Photo by Steve Jessmore. CMU

Pitcher’s Thistle. Photo by Steve Jessmore. CMU

A rare plant species that calls the Great Lakes Region home is now getting attention from researchers; from up in the air.

Researchers are using the technology to map where the Pitcher’s thistle plant lives. It’s something officials typically do by counting in person. One by one. Read more

Senate expected to vote on wolf hunt initiative

WolfThe Michigan Senate interrupts its summer recess Wednesday and returns to the state Capitol. It’s widely anticipated the Senate will vote on a measure to allow wolf hunting in the Upper Peninsula.

This would be the third time state lawmakers weigh in on the wolf-hunting controversy. The question was put to the Legislature this time by a petition drive. It would essentially circumvent two challenges on the November ballot to earlier wolf hunting laws.
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