Environment

Published November 22, 2019

PLEASANT RIDGE — The city of Pleasant Ridge is taking precautions in regard to trimming oak trees that are suffering from oak wilt.

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Published November 19, 2019

ROYAL OAK — On Nov. 11, the Royal Oak City Commission unanimously approved the first reading of a stormwater authority ordinance, which would shift the way the city calculates and collects fees for the treatment of its stormwater.

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Published November 18, 2019

FERNDALE — The city of Ferndale is moving forward with a waste reduction and recycling master plan for the downtown.

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Published November 12, 2019

TROY — Brody Rukenbrod, 13, of Troy, noticed it was hard for his grandmother, Judy Farnell, to walk across a bridge along Beach Road, north of Wattles Road, from her home in order to visit them at their home.

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Published November 12, 2019

ROYAL OAK — If you’ve been stockpiling old electronics, such as miscellaneous cords, old cellphones and broken printers, because you don’t want to just throw them away, you’re in luck.

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Published November 12, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — As the leaves fall and nature grows colder and deader, Macomb County officials have been working hard to set the stage for more trees, plants and wildlife around the Sterling Relief Drain.

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Published November 5, 2019

ROYAL OAK — Interim City Manager and City Attorney David Gillam said he does not want to scare people, but that they should take seriously the public advisory about lead levels in the city’s water issued Oct. 29.

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Published October 30, 2019

SOUTHFIELD/LATHRUP VILLAGE — The leaves are falling, and city officials are calling on residents to dispose of their yard waste properly.

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Published October 24, 2019

HAZEL PARK — The city of Hazel Park has issued a public advisory regarding its residents’ drinking water. City officials are saying there’s no systemwide threat, although individual homes that may have lead-based infrastructure should take extra precautions. 

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Published October 23, 2019

FARMINGTON HILLS — The City Council unanimously approved an ordinance Oct. 14 to establish a local Water System Advisory Council.

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Published October 8, 2019

FERNDALE — The city of Ferndale and the Southeastern Oakland County Resource Recovery Authority, or SOCRRA, will be hosting a recycling drop-off station in the downtown area from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, in the parking lot between the library and City Hall.

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Published October 7, 2019

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OAKLAND COUNTY — In a world on edge over the future of our planet’s natural resources, it’s nice to take a moment to relish what’s going right in our own little ecosystem.

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Published October 1, 2019

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MACOMB COUNTY — A fatberg discovered in a Macomb County sewer had led to a more introspective look on the subject, courtesy of a pair of Wayne State University researchers.

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Published October 1, 2019

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — In an area chock full of water resources, local experts want citizens to realize that they can make a difference right at home.

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Published October 1, 2019

ROYAL OAK — On Sept. 23, the Royal Oak City Commission unanimously approved the first reading of zoning ordinance amendments to allow permeable pavement for parking lots and driveways.

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Published September 24, 2019

FERNDALE — A little more sun has been hitting the grounds of Garbutt Park recently as a number of trees had to come down due to, as of now, unknown reasons.

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Published September 23, 2019

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OAKLAND COUNTY — Young people around the world skipped out on class Sept. 20 to participate in the Global Climate Strike, a demonstration of young people advocating for a reduction and even an end to the use of fossil fuels to protect the Earth for their generation and beyond.

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Published September 18, 2019

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OAKLAND COUNTY — This month, the Road Commission for Oakland County is working to eradicate phragmites, an aggressive reed that chokes out native plants, interferes with roadside drainage, easily catches fire and blocks roadways.

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Published September 18, 2019

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — In July, the Board of Trustees unanimously approved a change to the watering ordinance.

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Published September 13, 2019

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — A five-year water and sewer rate plan has been implemented in Clinton Township, eliminating usage minimums while improving monthly financial consistency.

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