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Early Start on a New Year

Things have been quiet here for the last few months. It’s been a busy and creative period, having accepted a new position as managing editor of Michigan BLUE. This is the 10th year for BLUE, a statewide lifestyle magazine with … Continue reading

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Ahh Yeaah! Shopping on Christmas Eve

Merry Christmas all. Hope you enjoy this little groove from one of my favorite musicans.

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Invasive Asian carp less than 50 miles from Lake Michigan

Great Lake states and the federal government continue to devote money and brainpower to stopping a potential Great Lakes ecological disaster Source: Invasive Asian carp less than 50 miles from Lake Michigan

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Nothing beats fall for paddling

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Invasive Plants and Birds: Research Shows Native Plants Are Better for Nutrition

By Howard Meyerson Kay Charter isn’t shy about letting people know that native plants are preferred when it comes to providing nutrition for birds. She and her husband, Jim, restored 30 acres of prairie on their 44-acre Omena bird preserve, … Continue reading

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Dave Irish: A Life Spent Playing With Boats

By Howard Meyerson In the resort community of Harbor Springs, MI, the name Dave Irish brings nods of affirmation. Accolades often follow about the 79-year-old entrepreneur who sailed into port as a six-year-old boy with his family; who grew up … Continue reading

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River Restoration: Is it Good for Birds?

By Howard Meyerson When Doug Klein goes birdwatching along the Thornapple River near Nashville, he often is pleased about what he finds. Birds are numerous, particularly at the nearby Nashville site where a 155-year-old dam stood until 2009, when it … Continue reading

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Three Lake Huron parks are Michigan’s newest ‘dark sky preserves’

By Howard Meyerson Sitting under a dark sky full of stars can be magical, a glimpse of the sublime and a sight to behold. Yet, many never really experience it. Their communities shine too much light into the night sky. … Continue reading

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Protecting wildlife in Detroit’s urban core

By Howard Meyerson Toiling daily in the urban industrial zone adjacent to the Detroit River, John Hartig’s work is never finished. There are wetlands to restore and invasive plants to control, remnant pollution issues to resolve, and fish and bird … Continue reading

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Lake Michigan Water Trail A Mecca for Paddlers

By Howard Meyerson When Dan Plath and his friends set off in late July to paddle 50 miles along the southern Lake Michigan shoreline, their journey will be one of adventure and celebration. Plath — an environmental scientist and president … Continue reading

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