Tag Archives: Endangered

Vernal Pools: the overlooked ecosystem

Epperly at Little Traverse Conservancy

Epperly at Offield Nature Preserve

The State of Michigan is attempting to register the location of every natural feature within its borders.

One recent college grad is working to identify a lesser known type of ecosystem that is often overlooked due to its temporary nature.
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Alpena police seeking the public’s help in missing persons case

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Thursday marks one week since an Alpena woman went missing. Now police are asking for the public’s help in locating her.

Police say 57-year old, Mary Carol Allen is in need of medication and is considered endangered. She was last seen January 22nd at her home on Avery street in Alpena.

Joel Jett is Chief of Police for the Alpena City Police Department.


He said there is growing concern to locate Allen due to the cold temperatures and her medical condition.

“From the time that it was reported Sunday afternoon up until today, we are expending all resources that we can in our attempts to locate her.”

Jett said air search crews from the state police have been working in along with ground searchers and canine units.

Mary Allen is described as 5 feet 3 inches tall, 130 pounds with graying brown hair and brown eyes. Police say she might be wearing glasses.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Alpena Police department at (989) 354-1800 or the Michigan State Police.

State Parks hosting “Threatened and Endangered Species Week”

Piping Plover.

Piping Plover.

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, how about taking some time to learn about piping plovers or pitcher’s thistle.

Michigan state parks are wrapping up “Threatened and Endangered Species Week”. The week is intended to raise awareness of Michigan flora and fauna in trouble. Continue reading