Environment

Published May 17, 2018

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — In an effort to build on Harrison Township’s existing forestry program, beautify its local parks and enhance the area’s natural habitats, close to 50 volunteers worked on a rainy Friday morning to plant 42 trees through the Green Macomb initiative.

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Published May 16, 2018

TROY — Did you know that restricting the use of underground irrigation systems to non-peak hours saves money on your water bill? 

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Published May 15, 2018

EASTPOINTE — Eastpointe and the Old Village Computer & Electronic Equipment Recyclers will host a free electronics recycling event for residents from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 19 at Eastpointe City Hall, 23200 Gratiot Ave.

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Published May 15, 2018

CLAWSON — All four Clawson schools in the Clawson Public Schools district, as well as the independent Japhet School, recently received nods from Michigan Green Schools.

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Published May 9, 2018

ROSEVILLE — The Department of Public Services will be planting trees this spring in the area between the curb and sidewalk at residents’ homes. Those interested in buying trees for the Spring Tree Planting Program should contact the DPS by May 16.Read More

Published May 9, 2018

ROSEVILLE — Roseville Middle School students participated in Arbor Day with the city April 27 by planting trees in front of the school’s main parking lot.  Arbor Day is a day for public tree planting. City officials also participated in the celebration with the students.Read More

Published May 8, 2018

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Lake St. Clair and the Appalachian Mountains don’t touch anywhere on a map, but two brothers are making the connection with a landmark hike this summer.

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Published May 8, 2018

ST. CLAIR SHORES — No matter the weather, hardy volunteers with a love for the lake are needed for the annual Nautical Coast Cleanup. “Last year was the first time it rained,” said Joe St. John, a member of the St. Clair Shores Waterfront Environmental Committee.Read More

Published May 7, 2018

MADISON HEIGHTS — While Madison Heights does not directly abut the Clinton River or Lake St. Clair, the city is still home to the Red Run Drain. And while there’s a treatment facility that handles much of the water passing through it, there are still overflow situations where runoff can reach the river and lake.

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Published May 2, 2018

SOUTHFIELD — After a long winter, students from Birney K-8 School ushered in spring during a tree-planting ceremony April 27.  At 1:30 p.m.Read More

Published May 2, 2018

METRO DETROIT — When you think about endangered, native plant species and how you could help with conservation efforts, you might not have to look too far. 

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Published May 1, 2018

GROSSE POINTE PARK — Even in the wake of Dutch elm disease and the more recent emerald ash borer, Grosse Pointe Park still maintains a strong mature tree canopy.

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Published April 30, 2018

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — The tree is already part of the Shelby Township logo, and now township officials have announced a new initiative along with a commitment to being a Tree City USA to get the community involved in preserving trees.

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Published April 27, 2018

ST. CLAIR SHORES — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is returning to St. Clair Shores this month, this time with a proposed cleanup plan for the 10 Mile Drain site.

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Published April 27, 2018

ST. CLAIR SHORES — The city is looking to get a grant to help pay for improvements to make its Nine Mile and Mack downtown area more environmentally friendly.

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Published April 27, 2018

WEST BLOOMFIELD — For residents who want to get involved with cleaning up, the West Bloomfield Police Department is planning to host its first-ever Cleanup with a Cop event April 28.

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Published April 26, 2018

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Donning bright yellow vests, nearly 30 volunteers spread out along Metropolitan Parkway in Harrison Township on April 21 in a combined effort to clean up their hometown.

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Published April 25, 2018

MADISON HEIGHTS — During the week of May 7, Madison Heights residents can place their branches and brush at the curb for chipping, free of charge. And on Spring Cleanup Day, May 12, residents can bring in all kinds of trash to the Department of Public Services for proper disposal.Read More

Published April 25, 2018

EASTPOINTE — The Eastpointe Beautification Commission will host Earth Day Clean Up and Eat Up from 9 to 11 a.m. April 28. Volunteers will meet at Eight Mile Road and Gratiot Avenue to clean up litter in the city.Read More

Published April 24, 2018

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — This year marks Grosse Pointe Shores’ 15th anniversary as a Tree City USA, and the city is celebrating this occasion with a bigger than ever Arbor Day event.

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'Flora & Fauna' art exhibition
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Antique appraisal event
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