Environment

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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Published April 24, 2018

METRO DETROIT — Officials say that oak wilt, caused by an invasive fungus spread by beetles attracted to fresh-cut sap, is exploding through Michigan, and now is the peak time to take preventative measures to save oak trees.

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Published April 20, 2018

WARREN — Detroit Lions punter Sam Martin and representatives from Power Home Solar teamed up for a special visit April 18 to Carter Middle School.

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Published April 20, 2018

No, that wasn’t a semi dodging a pothole that shook your house April 19. It was an earthquake. According to the United States Geological Survey, a magnitude 3.6 earthquake hit Amherstberg, Ontario, just after 8 p.m. April 19. Amherstberg is about 30 miles south of Windsor.

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Published April 16, 2018

ROYAL OAK — On April 9, the City Commission heard from representatives who worked on a 2017 Royal Oak stormwater management study for green infrastructure, which identifies green infrastructure and stormwater management options to reduce the amount of water entering the city’s sewer system.

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Published April 12, 2018

PONTIAC — The Oakland County Board of Commissioners has launched its latest project, the Healthy Lakes Initiative, to plenty of success, registering 60 new lakes with the program. 

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Published April 12, 2018

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MACOMB COUNTY — Officials with the Macomb County Public Works Office have started a series of tests on county waterways, checking for levels of phosphorus, a natural element often used in fertilizers that can be harmful to lakes and streams if found in concentrated levels.

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Published April 10, 2018

ROYAL OAK — The Detroit Zoo will distribute 5-gallon buckets of its signature Detroit Zoo Poo compost, which it creates in its anaerobic digester, during its sixth annual GreenFest.

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Published April 10, 2018

With Earth Day right around the corner, several local entities are offering residents an opportunity to reduce their footprint and recycle. 

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Published April 10, 2018

METRO DETROIT — Raise your glass if you support the Rouge River.

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Published April 9, 2018

Looking to restore the tree canopy at two local parks, the city of Hazel Park is teaming up with the state and a nonprofit specializing in trees, and volunteers are needed.

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Published April 9, 2018

BEVERLY HILLS — The village of Beverly Hills is challenging findings by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality showing elevated lead levels in the community.

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Published April 9, 2018

METRO DETROIT — Raise your glass if you support the Rouge River. The Raise One for the Rouge fundraiser will be held 5-7 p.m. April 21 at Schoolcraft College, 18600 Haggerty Road in Livonia, to support Friends of the Rouge endeavors.

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Published April 5, 2018

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Homeowners looking to redo their driveways this summer will have to watch what they’re putting down.

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Published April 5, 2018

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MACOMB COUNTY —  The Erie Canal — the waterway that begins at the Hudson River in New York and drains into Lake Erie — is 363 miles long.

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Published April 3, 2018

TROY — A divided Troy School District Board of Education took the first steps to establish a nature preserve, tentatively named “Turtle Woods” for the turtles that live in the more than 70 acres of regulated wetlands on Square Lake Road, east of John R Road.

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Published April 3, 2018

ROYAL OAK/CLAWSON — The month of April incorporates both Earth Day and Arbor Day, and Royal Oak and Clawson are making it easier for the community to be environmentally minded by offering local events.

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Published April 2, 2018

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FARMINGTON HILLS/SOUTHFIELD  — During the semiannual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day in participating communities throughout Oakland County, residents will soon have a chance to dispose of dangerous products lurking in their homes.

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Storytime and crafts with Cowboy Alex
11-11:45 a.m.
Royal Oak Senior/Community Center
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Exhibition by local artist
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Robert Kidd Gallery
Royal Oak
Stagecrafters presents 'Annie'
8:00 PM
Stagecrafters
Sylvan Lake
Sylvan Lake citywide garage sale
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sylvan Lake City Hall
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Cemetery tour
11 a.m.
Franklin Cemetery

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