Category Archives: Dune Protection

The boat basin cannot be permitted!

NorthShores of Saugatuck acquired the “McClendon Property” at the mouth of the Kalamazoo River after the company was formed late last year. We have been following their evolving plans at presentations to the planning commission. Since 1989 the land has … Continue reading

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Eradicate – Japanese Knotweed

The Van Buren Conservation District just held its second Japanese Knotweed Symposium. Presentations covered the identification, control, removal, and remediation of this persistent and tough invasive plant. Hopefully, the symposium will be repeated next year. In the meantime you can find some excellent information about … Continue reading

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Palisades Nuclear Plant Closure Scheduled

Emtergy will close the Palisades nuclear power plant in 2018 in a December 8 press release as reported by MLive. “Entergy recognizes the consequences of a Palisades shutdown for our approximately 600 employees who have run the plant safely and … Continue reading

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Sand Dune Mining: Sargent Sand in Luddington

Sargent Sand has applied for a renewal of their sand dune mining permit in Ludington. It had been assumed that the mine would be closed and the site sold. The mine site has been the subject of negotiations for Michigan … Continue reading

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White River Township – Agreement Reached

We have supported and reported on the battle of White River township to preserve a two-hundred-foot wide lot on Lake Michigan. A developer has been trying to initiate development of a lot in a critical dune area adjacent to the … Continue reading

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Support for White River

The property adjacent to the White River Township Dunes Sanctuary has been under threat from development for 20 years. Three times a developer has applied for DEQ permit to develop the plot. Three times a permit has been denied. In … Continue reading

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Agreement Reached in White River

Last year the DEQ rejected G-Bro’s permit application to build an access road across the White River Critical Dunes Sanctuary to gain access to a landlocked property with 200 feet of lakefront. G-Bro, a real estate developer, subsequently sued the … Continue reading

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Next chance to stand up for critical sand dunes

Today, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will hold a public hearing about a permit application to pave and widen a road that runs through 130 beautiful acres of dunes, along the coast of Lake Michigan near Saugatuck. The … Continue reading

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