Monthly Archives: July 2013

Endangered mussel delays removal of Lyons Dam

By Howard Meyerson The discovery of a federally listed endangered mussel in the Grand River at Lyons will delay state and local plans to remove the Lyons Dam this year. Additional work and federal approval is needed now before the … Continue reading

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Young hiker walks North Dakota to New York on North Country Trail

By Howard Meyerson John D Rockefeller, the American industrialist once said: “I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.” He … Continue reading

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Making Life Better for Birds: Peg and Tom Comfort

By Howard Meyerson Tom and Peg Comfort have a lot in common: an appreciation of natural places, a love of Torch Lake where they make their home and a strong dedication to making life better for birds, loons and bluebirds … Continue reading

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Lake Huron Brown Trout Program Scrapped

By Howard Meyerson ROGERS CITY, MI –  Five years into a 6-year experiment to determine whether the Lake Huron brown trout fishery can be restored – by stocking the lake with large hatchery-raised yearlings – state fisheries managers have concluded … Continue reading

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Bangor/South Haven Heritage Water Trail Nearly Finished

By Howard Meyerson SOUTH HAVEN, MI – It’s been eight long years since work began on the Bangor/South Haven Heritage Water Trail, the 21-mile canoe and kayak route down the South Branch of the Black River between the two cities, … Continue reading

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Michigan’s Newest Shipwreck Museum: West Michigan Underwater Preserve

By Howard Meyerson WHITEHALL, MI – In the calm waters of Lake Michigan, north of White Lake, John Hanson emerged from the depths, his form taking shape in the bubbles that preceded him. Hanson broke the surface and reached for … Continue reading

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Anglers brace for changes to Grand Rapids’ unique urban fishery

Will bringing the rapids back to Grand Rapids be a boom or bust scenario for this Midwest city, the second largest in the state of Michigan?  The answer is different depending on who is talking. Local whitewater enthusiasts pushing for the … Continue reading

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Early season goose, other waterfowl regulations proposed.

By Howard Meyerson Goose hunters looking to get a jump on the fall season can anticipate starting the first day of September if a package of early season rules is approved by the Natural Resources Commission when it meets in … Continue reading

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Michigan Trails: New UP trail celebrates iron heritage; other trail works planned

By Howard Meyerson Cyclists who plan to ride Upper Peninsula trails this summer might want to make a stop in the Marquette area where an interesting rail-trail project will be dedicated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on August 15. A new … Continue reading

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Antler point restrictions approved for part of Lower Peninsula

By Howard Meyerson Lansing — Deer hunters planning to hunt bucks in northwest Lower Michigan this fall will need to look closely before they pull the trigger. A new mandatory antler point restriction was approved by the Natural Resources Commission … Continue reading

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