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Clearing the Trail For More Talent
Thursday, July 11, 2013
The Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund has been a big supporter of trail development projects in southeast Michigan, awarding over half of its municipal grant funding to the cause. These trails, many converted from old railways, connect downtowns with parks and recreation. The benefits aren't just health and recreation-wise, they're also economic, paving the way to attracting new residents.
A Tern for the Better: The Detroit River Comeback
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Oh, the difference a couple of tern chicks make. For decades the Detroit River was a repository for industrial pollution and waste. Now, through both international cooperation and private-public partnerships the health of the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge is slowly but steadily rebounding.
Photo Essay: Searching for Stoneflies on the Clinton River
Thursday, February 28, 2013
What is a stonefly? Why are people tromping around the Clinton River in the dead of winter counting them?
intrepid photographer Dave Lewinski lets you in on the answers to these questions from the comfort of your warm cozy homes. (Hint: It has a lot to do with the health of our waterways.)
Developing Macomb's Blue Economy
Thursday, February 07, 2013
Water, water everywhere... Did you know that Macomb County has one of the highest concentrations of marinas and registered boaters in the U.S.? Changing attitudes about our natural resources have inspired local leaders to launch a comprehensive "Blue Economy" Initiative, aimed at nurturing, developing and capitalizing on Macomb's liquid assets.
Don't Reject, Resurrect
John Q. Horn
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Every community has a once-glorious, now abandoned building. And even in these tough fiscal times, there are good reasons to rebuild. The Marquee in Redford Township is a perfect example. What was once a mothballed library has been reimagined as a vibrant downtown market and community gathering space.
Thursday, April 07, 2011
Great rivers can, and literally have, caught fire. This week Dr. John Hartig, refuge manager of the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge and author of
, explains this phenomenon and writes about those unwilling to let the heritage and wildlife of the Detroit and Rouge River ecosystems go out in flames.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Nationwide, it's cyclists and pedestrians, not cars, that spin the gears of cool cities. This week, bike and trail advocate Todd Scott, Detroit Greenways Coordinator for the Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance, shows what true fuel economy means for Metro Detroit.
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