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Published July 29, 2021

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OAKLAND COUNTY — One of the more popular programs in southern Oakland County has recently returned after a long pause due to COVID-19.

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Published July 28, 2021

METRO DETROIT — After spending weeks and months in the water, the bottom of a boat can become a slimy mess, as algae and other marine organisms coat the hull.

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Published July 15, 2021

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP/MACOMB TOWNSHIP — In the 1930s in Michigan, many trees needed replanting, and plenty of river restoration and habitat rebuilding had to be done.

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Published July 15, 2021

ST. CLAIR SHORES — While a heavy storm event delayed the city fireworks and caused flooding on some streets, St. Clair Shores escaped much of the damage experienced further south from storms that ripped through the metro area June 25-26.

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Published July 13, 2021

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MACOMB COUNTY — Parts of Macomb County were able to avoid flooding from storms the last week of June.

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Published June 28, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — The Clinton River is of vital importance to local wildlife, and humans, as well. But with summertime comes more construction and people recreating — and as a result, more adverse effects on the watershed.

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Published June 28, 2021

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MACOMB COUNTY — With 12 miles of shoreline along Lake St. Clair, including three beaches, as well as two inland lake beaches, Macomb County Health Department works throughout the summer to make sure the water is safe for swimmers.

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Published June 24, 2021

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — On June 9, U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters, both from Michigan, announced new legislation to clean up per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, at military installations with the highest levels of contamination.

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Published June 24, 2021

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OAKLAND COUNTY — While much of Michigan is returning to business as usual — or however close we can get to that — others are keeping their COVID-19 restrictions in place into the future.

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Published June 22, 2021

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Pier Park beach users have recently encountered an unpleasant new addition to the shoreline.

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Published June 9, 2021

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP — Fifty new trees are headed to Bloomfield Township, thanks to the municipality’s membership in the Alliance of Rouge Communities, with the hope that they’ll reduce runoff into the Rouge River.

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Published June 3, 2021

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Even in broad daylight, it looks like a scene from a scary movie. Large, black birds line the branches of trees with no leaves — dead and dying trees whose dry branches stand in stark contrast to lush green grasses and foliage.

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Published May 29, 2021

ST. CLAIR SHORES — With an eye to contribute to the development of renewable energy projects in Michigan, Copper Hop Brewing Company has become the first brewery in the state to enroll in DTE Energy’s MIGreenPower program, which allows customers to attribute their energy use to wind and solar parks throughout the state.

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Published May 20, 2021

DETROIT — Ground was broken May 12 on the final stretch of the eastern Detroit Riverwalk, a walkable public area full of parks and green space stretching along the Detroit River in the city’s downtown area.

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Published May 16, 2021

ROYAL OAK — On May 5, two colonies of honeybees and their queens from a bee farm in Ohio arrived early at Normandy Oaks Park, 4234 Delemere Blvd., near Crooks and Normandy roads.

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Published May 11, 2021

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Stating that the county wants to protect Lake St. Clair for generations to come, the Macomb County Public Works Office announced that changes made at Chapaton Pump Station in St. Clair Shores will prevent up to 30% more treated combined sewer overflows from being discharged into the waterway.

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Published May 10, 2021

MADISON HEIGHTS — City officials kicked off the month of May with a pledge to continue restoring the town’s tree canopy, and they announced a native plant sale for the end of the month.

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Published May 7, 2021

ROSEVILLE — Several Roseville High School students teamed up with Department of Public Works employees to commemorate Arbor Day and Earth Day by planting trees in the community April 30.

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Published May 7, 2021

HAZEL PARK — Exlterra, a Swiss company with offices in Hazel Park that specializes in cutting-edge “green” technology, has unveiled a new invention it hopes will benefit the environment.

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Published May 4, 2021

GROSSE POINTE CITY — Driving through Grosse Pointe City, motorists might notice well-kept older homes, yards and mature trees. Even with losses from devastating tree killers like the emerald ash borer and Dutch elm disease, the City has maintained an impressive canopy.

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