Environment

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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Published May 4, 2021

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Grosse Pointe Farms officials honored victims of COVID-19 while also marking Arbor Day this year.

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Published May 3, 2021

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — During the summer of 2020, Shelby Township exceeded its maximum allowable peak water usage through the Great Lakes Water Authority, particularly in July. The township averaged more than its maximum permissible usage by as much as 10%.

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Published April 30, 2021

ROYAL OAK — While officials made the call to cancel the public Arbor Day ceremony the morning of April 29 due to the weather forecast, a handful of residents still trekked out to witness the planting of a tulip tree on the grounds of the senior community center.

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Published April 29, 2021

ROCHESTER — Over the next year, the city of Rochester plans to add over 100 trees to its canopy.

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Published April 29, 2021

ROYAL OAK — The Detroit Zoo lost many of its historical trees over the past decade, so the Detroit Zoological Society recently budgeted approximately $200,000 to plant 2,000 trees on its campus and in the tri-county area through 2022.

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Published April 28, 2021

METRO DETROIT — As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, one trend that seems to be here to stay is gardening.

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Published April 28, 2021

ROYAL OAK — On April 12, the Royal Oak City Commission approved a recommendation from the Parks, Recreation and Senior Services Advisory Board to place two honeybee hives in Normandy Oaks Park.

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Published April 23, 2021

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OAKLAND COUNTY — Pandemic trash has caused issues for the region’s waterways, the state’s recycling industry and, ultimately, the business supply chain.

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Published April 23, 2021

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MACOMB COUNTY — Recent statewide grant funds will go toward the local study and control of two invasive species named on a watch list.

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Published April 22, 2021

GROSSE POINTE CITY/PARK — As a certified arborist who serves as the forester for Grosse Pointe City and Grosse Pointe Park, Brian Colter spends his working hours monitoring, caring for and researching trees.

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