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Consumers Energy Cuts Pollution, Huron Pines Reconnects Rivers, and Saginaw Bay Charters Hook More Walleye

For Sept. 19, 2014

https://dl.dropbox.com/s/aj3oehqni5ri0c1/9-19-14-mr-great-lakes.mp3 1 – Consumers Energy has reached a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Credit: Jerry 'Woody'

Credit: Jerry ‘Woody’

The agreement will reduce emissions at coal-fired power plants in Bay County and other parts of Michigan, and fund projects to benefit the environment and communities.

According to the U.S.…

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Saginaw Part of Nationwide ‘Livability’ Project, Invasives Sold at Bait Shops

Saginaw Part of Nationwide ‘Livability’ Project, Invasives Sold at Bait Shops

For Sept. 5, 2014

https://dl.dropbox.com/s/4h53b0qu950ljnp/9-5-14-mr-great-lakes.MP3 … 1 – The Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge in Saginaw County has been picked for a national Livability Initiative. shiawassee refuge livability map

The four communities selected for the initiative. Via The Conservation Fund.

It’s an effort to help Gateway Communities assess and improve natural assets that make them appealing places in which…

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Bay Alerts, a Bigger Beach, and Fall Travel

Bay Alerts, a Bigger Beach, and Fall Travel

For Aug. 29, 2014

https://dl.dropbox.com/s/brx8qvtadsv46rh/8-29-14-mr-great-lakes.mp3

1 – Do you want to find out first about the next water emergency? Via Michigan.org

Via Michigan.org

Bay County government is reminding people they can sign up for alerts via text message, voice message or email that are sent out during emergencies.

On Aug. 9, Bay County Central Dispatch was notified by the Bay City Water…

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Michigan Wind Energy Support, See-Through Solar, and Scrap Tire Roads

Michigan Wind Energy Support, See-Through Solar, and Scrap Tire Roads

For Aug. 22, 2014 -

https://dl.dropbox.com/s/rvnvp2bsmp6cpp7/8-22-14-mr-great-lakes.MP3 1A majority of Michigan officials support wind energy. sunset through windows

Credit: Sarah Reid.

And, they support adding wind turbines in their communities to generate renewable energy.

In the fall of 2013, the University of Michigan’s Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy surveyed local leaders from more than 1,300…

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Making Your Own Power and Watching the Perseid Meteor Shower

Making Your Own Power and Watching the Perseid Meteor Shower

For Aug. 8, 2014

https://dl.dropbox.com/s/e1op60sxzqymljc/8-8-14-mr-great-lakes.mp3 1More people are generating their own power in Michigan.

The latest annual net metering and solar pilot program report from the Michigan Public Service Commission shows an 18 percent increase in the program’s size compared to 2012.

Under a net meteringprogram, customers receive a credit when they produce…

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Part two #thetwelve #cronin #virals #amy #summerreads

Part two #thetwelve #cronin #virals #amy #summerreads

Conservation in Saginaw, Michigan Beaches are 7th Best, and Where Your Rec Money Goes

Conservation in Saginaw, Michigan Beaches are 7th Best, and Where Your Rec Money Goes

For Aug. 1, 2014

https://dl.dropbox.com/s/rsdca1sty74lc4r/8-1-14-mrgreatlakes.MP3 1“Taking Root in Saginaw” is the name of a new effort by the Saginaw Basin Land Conservancy. beaches, michigan, usa

A look at all the beaches examined in the 2013 Testing the Waters report, from NRDC.

The Bay City-based conservancy is partnering with The Children’s Zoo at Celebration Square, Ducks Unlimited, and Saginaw County Parks.

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It’s good to be home but I’ll miss ya #lakehuron #sunriseside #betterthanlakemichigan

It’s good to be home but I’ll miss ya #lakehuron #sunriseside #betterthanlakemichigan

Plant of the Apes? Seems legit.

Plant of the Apes? Seems legit.

Grilled pizza. Sweet! #cheese #crunchy #merica

Grilled pizza. Sweet! #cheese #crunchy #merica

The crane. KarateMAN. Oscoda.  (at Oscoda Beach Park)

The crane. KarateMAN. Oscoda. (at Oscoda Beach Park)

Yes indeed. Beach walkin.

Yes indeed. Beach walkin.

Consumers Energy Cuts Pollution, Huron Pines Reconnects Rivers, and Saginaw Bay Charters Hook More Walleye

For Sept. 19, 2014

https://dl.dropbox.com/s/aj3oehqni5ri0c1/9-19-14-mr-great-lakes.mp3 1 – Consumers Energy has reached a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Credit: Jerry 'Woody'

Credit: Jerry ‘Woody’

The agreement will reduce emissions at coal-fired power plants in Bay County and other parts of Michigan, and fund projects to benefit the environment and communities.

According to the U.S.…

View On WordPress

Saginaw Part of Nationwide ‘Livability’ Project, Invasives Sold at Bait Shops

Saginaw Part of Nationwide ‘Livability’ Project, Invasives Sold at Bait Shops

For Sept. 5, 2014

https://dl.dropbox.com/s/4h53b0qu950ljnp/9-5-14-mr-great-lakes.MP3 … 1 – The Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge in Saginaw County has been picked for a national Livability Initiative. shiawassee refuge livability map

The four communities selected for the initiative. Via The Conservation Fund.

It’s an effort to help Gateway Communities assess and improve natural assets that make them appealing places in which…

View On WordPress

Bay Alerts, a Bigger Beach, and Fall Travel

Bay Alerts, a Bigger Beach, and Fall Travel

For Aug. 29, 2014

https://dl.dropbox.com/s/brx8qvtadsv46rh/8-29-14-mr-great-lakes.mp3

1 – Do you want to find out first about the next water emergency? Via Michigan.org

Via Michigan.org

Bay County government is reminding people they can sign up for alerts via text message, voice message or email that are sent out during emergencies.

On Aug. 9, Bay County Central Dispatch was notified by the Bay City Water…

View On WordPress

Michigan Wind Energy Support, See-Through Solar, and Scrap Tire Roads

Michigan Wind Energy Support, See-Through Solar, and Scrap Tire Roads

For Aug. 22, 2014 -

https://dl.dropbox.com/s/rvnvp2bsmp6cpp7/8-22-14-mr-great-lakes.MP3 1A majority of Michigan officials support wind energy. sunset through windows

Credit: Sarah Reid.

And, they support adding wind turbines in their communities to generate renewable energy.

In the fall of 2013, the University of Michigan’s Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy surveyed local leaders from more than 1,300…

View On WordPress

Making Your Own Power and Watching the Perseid Meteor Shower

Making Your Own Power and Watching the Perseid Meteor Shower

For Aug. 8, 2014

https://dl.dropbox.com/s/e1op60sxzqymljc/8-8-14-mr-great-lakes.mp3 1More people are generating their own power in Michigan.

The latest annual net metering and solar pilot program report from the Michigan Public Service Commission shows an 18 percent increase in the program’s size compared to 2012.

Under a net meteringprogram, customers receive a credit when they produce…

View On WordPress

Part two #thetwelve #cronin #virals #amy #summerreads

Part two #thetwelve #cronin #virals #amy #summerreads

Conservation in Saginaw, Michigan Beaches are 7th Best, and Where Your Rec Money Goes

Conservation in Saginaw, Michigan Beaches are 7th Best, and Where Your Rec Money Goes

For Aug. 1, 2014

https://dl.dropbox.com/s/rsdca1sty74lc4r/8-1-14-mrgreatlakes.MP3 1“Taking Root in Saginaw” is the name of a new effort by the Saginaw Basin Land Conservancy. beaches, michigan, usa

A look at all the beaches examined in the 2013 Testing the Waters report, from NRDC.

The Bay City-based conservancy is partnering with The Children’s Zoo at Celebration Square, Ducks Unlimited, and Saginaw County Parks.

View On WordPress

It’s good to be home but I’ll miss ya #lakehuron #sunriseside #betterthanlakemichigan

It’s good to be home but I’ll miss ya #lakehuron #sunriseside #betterthanlakemichigan

Plant of the Apes? Seems legit.

Plant of the Apes? Seems legit.

Grilled pizza. Sweet! #cheese #crunchy #merica

Grilled pizza. Sweet! #cheese #crunchy #merica

The crane. KarateMAN. Oscoda.  (at Oscoda Beach Park)

The crane. KarateMAN. Oscoda. (at Oscoda Beach Park)

Yes indeed. Beach walkin.

Yes indeed. Beach walkin.

Consumers Energy Cuts Pollution, Huron Pines Reconnects Rivers, and Saginaw Bay Charters Hook More Walleye
Saginaw Part of Nationwide ‘Livability’ Project, Invasives Sold at Bait Shops
Bay Alerts, a Bigger Beach, and Fall Travel
Michigan Wind Energy Support, See-Through Solar, and Scrap Tire Roads
Making Your Own Power and Watching the Perseid Meteor Shower
Conservation in Saginaw, Michigan Beaches are 7th Best, and Where Your Rec Money Goes

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