Monthly Archives: May 2013

Wooden Boat Shows Aplenty in Michigan this Summer

By Howard Meyerson Michigan’s wood boat building history comes to life every summer in Great Lakes shoreline communities.  It’s a time when quaint harbor towns celebrate the state’s boating heritage with wooden boat shows that showcase the gleaming varnish finishes … Continue reading

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State recreation areas add handicap canoe, kayak launches

By Howard Meyerson Disabled paddlers who need assistance getting into canoes or kayaks and getting launched will find life is a bit simpler these days at Bishop Lake in the Brighton State Recreation Area. A unique launch kayak launch system … Continue reading

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Toxic Hogweed: State looking for giant poisonous plants

By Howard Meyerson Giant hogweed, an illegal and toxic non-native plant has been known to give state and federal officials heartburn now and then. But homeowners, hunters and hikers who may stumble upon it are being advised to report it … Continue reading

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Growing concern about Great Lakes nuclear hot spots

Originally posted on All Things Great Lakes:
Two recent news items should give pause to anyone who loves the Great Lakes and the 30 million people who rely  on the lakes for drinking water. The Palisades nuclear power plant in…

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Between a rock and a hard place: Michigan’s national parks cut services amid budget woes

By Howard Meyerson Hikers intending to backpack on Isle Royale this summer might want to pay extra attention to their planning. Fewer rangers will be stationed on the remote and rugged Lake Superior island, meaning fewer first-responders will be available … Continue reading

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Wind companies won’t face charges in condor deaths

California condors are fair game if you own a wind farm these days. Surprising as that may sound, the US Fish and Wildlife Service has granted permission to California’s Terra-Gen Power for incidental take of the endangered bird, meaning it … Continue reading

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The Catbird: A different take

Found on FB at Cornell Lab’s Celebrate Urban Birds

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Grand River Coho: Fewer stocked at Lansing, more downstream

By Howard Meyerson Lansing, MI –A state decision to reduce the number of coho salmon  stocked in the Grand River at Lansing,  while increasing stocking downstream at Lyons, is just fine with Joe Mull, the manager of Grand River Bait … Continue reading

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Mentoring Youths: Young hunters bag big birds

By Howard Meyerson MUSKEGON, MI — At a time of day when most youngsters are comfortably home in bed, Evan Rogalla sat calmly in a moonlit field, waiting. Dawn was approaching. It wouldn’t be long. The 13-year-old hunter sat still … Continue reading

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Bicycle Museum Of America Full Of Fascinating History

 It could be time for a visit to New Bremen Ohio. Yes, Ohio, the world’s largest parking lot. Why? Because that’s where the Bicycle Museum of America is located and it looks like it would be worth the trip. The … Continue reading

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