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Vote on Tuesday to protect the environment!

In a recent editorial on MLive.com, Lisa Wozniak, president of Michigan League of Conservation Voters, urged Michiganders to go to the polls to support environmental protection. There are clear choices this year. Only with strong committed leadership will the beauty … Continue reading

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Hearings Held for Recreation Areas

Two hearings that will effect lake front areas in South Haven were held last week. Both are for improvements to park land and both were approved to be submitted for funding to the Department of Natural Resources’ Michigan Natural Resources … Continue reading

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NOAA Scientists Analyze Great Lakes Water Levels

NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL) scientists recently shared their insights on the great lakes water levels in an article in Science Magazine (March 7, 2014, issue). In the past, water level fluctuations have been the result of varying … Continue reading

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Hearing: Syndicate Park Sand Dune Area

On Monday, March 24 at 3:45 the Van Buren County Commission will hear comments on a proposed grant proposal to the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund (MNRTF) for improvements at Syndicate Park Dune Area. The hearing will be at the … Continue reading

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South Haven Water Trail

South Haven Water Trail Listening Session on February 25th! WMEAC, Grand Valley State University, and Williams & Works plan listening session for citizens of South Haven and surrounding lakeshore communities. This session is one component of a joint initiative, made … Continue reading

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Now the Legislature Has Attacked Wetlands Protection

We received the following email from Freshwater Future calling for action that can preserve the current protection for wetlands in Michigan. The law is also opposed by Michigan Environmental Council and Tip of the Mitt. Take a moment and make … Continue reading

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Brief update: Saugatuck

Another controversy has arisen in Saugatuck. Aubrey McClendon’s Singapore Dunes development has been given the right to proceed** after a ZBA decision that Saugatuck Dunes Coastal Alliance (SDCA) did not have standing to appeal the planning commission decision. Now the … Continue reading

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White River Township Barrier Dune Sanctuary Threatened

Last year, we reported that the legislature had amended the Sand Dune Protection and Management Act (SDPMA, often referred to as “the critical dunes act”). The amendments reduced protections of the dunes in order to ease development within these environmentally … Continue reading

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