Category Archives: Environment

Friends of Dam Beach on agenda

Antrim County Parks & Lands  The Parks and Lands Committee meeting will be held: Thursday, May 5, 9 a.m2nd Floor, County Building, Room 211 203 E. Cayuga Street, Bellaire Agenda Highlights JOINT MEETING – Antrim Creek Natural Area Commission (ACNA)and … Continue reading

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Headline news

What follows is possibly the most vivid actual headline that I have seen in a local news source. Sewage Spill Washes Out Earth Day Plans Is there a Pulitzer Prize for headlines? For context, here is an excerpt from the … Continue reading

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NMEAC awards

Friday night, The Northern Michigan Environmental Action Council (NMEAC) held their 23rd Annual Environmentalist of the Year Awards and Celebration at the Park Place Dome in Traverse City t. Highlights included the availability of local organic foods as well as … Continue reading

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On the river

Yesterday, there was ice on Elk River. Then, this morning, during a fog-only-on-the-water moment, the ice went out, with only a clog of ice here and there downstream. Note that Elk Lake, at least near the river, appears to be … Continue reading

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Deepwater Anxiety

Is anyone else uneasy upon reading this breaking news?  See NYT.

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Message from ‘Save the Dam Beach’

April 5 is going to be an exciting day for conserving the Dam Beach. Antrim County and the Village of Elk Rapids have formed a committee to consider our community goal of making the Dam Beach a Conservation Area. The … Continue reading

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Pervious pavement project

“It looks cool—like Rice Krispy treats!” Mary’s Kitchen Port co-owner Mike Boudjalis isn’t talking about one of their new desserts, he’s referring to the new pervious pavement they had installed in their back parking lot. He and his sister Kathy … Continue reading

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