Environment

Published May 8, 2018

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Lake St. Clair and the Appalachian Mountains don’t touch anywhere on a map, but two brothers are making the connection with a landmark hike this summer.

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Published May 8, 2018

ST. CLAIR SHORES — No matter the weather, hardy volunteers with a love for the lake are needed for the annual Nautical Coast Cleanup. “Last year was the first time it rained,” said Joe St. John, a member of the St. Clair Shores Waterfront Environmental Committee.Read More

Published May 7, 2018

MADISON HEIGHTS — While Madison Heights does not directly abut the Clinton River or Lake St. Clair, the city is still home to the Red Run Drain. And while there’s a treatment facility that handles much of the water passing through it, there are still overflow situations where runoff can reach the river and lake.

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Published May 2, 2018

SOUTHFIELD — After a long winter, students from Birney K-8 School ushered in spring during a tree-planting ceremony April 27.  At 1:30 p.m.Read More

Published May 2, 2018

METRO DETROIT — When you think about endangered, native plant species and how you could help with conservation efforts, you might not have to look too far. 

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Published May 1, 2018

GROSSE POINTE PARK — Even in the wake of Dutch elm disease and the more recent emerald ash borer, Grosse Pointe Park still maintains a strong mature tree canopy.

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Published April 30, 2018

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — The tree is already part of the Shelby Township logo, and now township officials have announced a new initiative along with a commitment to being a Tree City USA to get the community involved in preserving trees.

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Published April 27, 2018

ST. CLAIR SHORES — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is returning to St. Clair Shores this month, this time with a proposed cleanup plan for the 10 Mile Drain site.

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Published April 27, 2018

ST. CLAIR SHORES — The city is looking to get a grant to help pay for improvements to make its Nine Mile and Mack downtown area more environmentally friendly.

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Published April 27, 2018

WEST BLOOMFIELD — For residents who want to get involved with cleaning up, the West Bloomfield Police Department is planning to host its first-ever Cleanup with a Cop event April 28.

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Published April 26, 2018

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Donning bright yellow vests, nearly 30 volunteers spread out along Metropolitan Parkway in Harrison Township on April 21 in a combined effort to clean up their hometown.

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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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Tucker Senior Center
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Royal Oak Musicale free concert
7:30-9:30 p.m.
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Grosse Pointe Farms
Concert with Wei Yu and Keun-A Lee
7:30 p.m.
Grosse Pointe Memorial Church

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