Environment

Published April 24, 2019

SOUTHFIELD — In celebration of Earth Day, officials from the Resource Recovery and Recycling Authority of Southwest Oakland County opened up their Materials Recovery Facility April 20 for residents to get a glimpse of the life cycle of recyclables.

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Published April 24, 2019

ROYAL OAK — Royal Oak resident Jackie Sheridan and her husband, Roger Baran, have spent money, time and energy over the past four years trying to save the giant red oak in their backyard, which is in decline.

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Published April 19, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — Macomb County officials say whoever is responsible for dumping concrete washout into the county’s water will have to pay for the cleanup bill.

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Published April 17, 2019

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — Find beekeeping classes, local history, nature and more at Cranberry Lake Park this spring. Cranberry Lake Park offers beekeeping classes beginning in May. In addition, the archive room at the historical Cranberry Lake Farm main house is open to the public by appointment 1-4 p.m. each Wednesday.  

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Published April 17, 2019

ROCHESTER/OAKLAND TOWNSHIP/SHELBY TOWNSHIP — With 4,435 scenic acres to explore year-round, Stony Creek Metropark Operations Manager Gary Hopp says finding a bit of trash at least somewhere in the park is inevitable, especially after the snow thaws each spring.

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Published April 17, 2019

FERNDALE — At its April 8 meeting, the Ferndale City Council received an evaluation of the city’s streetlights and their potential conversion to LED lights. The presentation was conducted by city Environmental Sustainability Planner Erin Quetell and energy analyst with EcoWorks Henrik Mader. Quetell said that converting streetlights to LEDs is what a lot of communities have been doing, and the study they did evaluated the condition of Ferndale’s streetlights and how the city can update them.

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Published April 16, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — For the third consecutive year, President Donald Trump’s administration is proposing budget cuts to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, or GLRI.

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Published April 15, 2019

ROSEVILLE — With controversy surrounding stormwater utility fees in nearby communities, the city of Roseville is setting the record straight about its own fees that went into effect in January.

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Published April 15, 2019

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MACOMB COUNTY — For the 11th year, members of the Macomb County Board of Commissioners, in conjunction with the Macomb Intermediate School District, joined together to highlight the environmentally friendly efforts of students, teachers and staff at 122 schools throughout the county.

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Published April 15, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Begun in 1970, Earth Day led to the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and, today, is celebrated in countries around the world on April 22.

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Published April 15, 2019

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — The Shelby Township Board of Trustees unanimously voted to partner with the Macomb Michigan State University Extension to help control gypsy moths in the county at its April 2 meeting.

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Published April 12, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — Clean and green are two words that summarize a series of spring events known as Spring Sterling Pride, which encourages the public to beautify local properties and safely dispose of their junk.

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Published April 12, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — Volunteers in Madison Heights are getting ready to give the city a good cleaning. The community effort will take place at multiple sites on Saturday, April 27.

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Published April 12, 2019

MACOMB COUNTY — Two local politicians and advocates for the health of the Great Lakes are planning continued efforts to protect the “Heart of the Great Lakes” — Lake St. Clair.

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Published April 11, 2019

WEST BLOOMFIELD — It’s time to tidy up the township.

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Published April 9, 2019

GROSSE POINTES — As if homeowners didn’t have enough to worry about with emerald ash borer and Dutch elm disease, now they need to also be vigilant about the deadly tree disease oak wilt.

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Published April 9, 2019

HUNTINGTON WOODS — The Huntington Woods City Commission passed an energy plan that is meant to lay a framework for policies and initiatives that could make the city more energy efficient and save costs.

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Published April 9, 2019

ROYAL OAK — From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 20, the Royal Oak Environmental Advisory Board is inviting the public to come out for the board’s third annual Earth Day event on the west porch of the Royal Oak Farmers Market.

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Published April 3, 2019

ROCHESTER HILLS — In honor of Earth Day, the Shalom Group at Abiding Presence Lutheran Church will welcome a special guest to talk to the public about the environment. Dr. Marc Gaden will visit the church at 11 a.m. April 14 to present a program on global water, a class he teaches at the University of Michigan, where he is an adjunct assistant in the School of Natural Resources and Environment.

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Published April 1, 2019

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP — Bloomfield Township is set to look a little greener soon, thanks to a tree-planting initiative approved by the Board of Trustees last week. The board unanimously approved a resolution during its regular meeting March 25 to award a $41,830 contract to Crimboli Nursery to plant 89 trees throughout the township in various spots where trees are naturally dying of maturation, or have been killed or damaged due to vehicle collisions along roadways.

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