Michigan DNR expanding accessibility for more visitors

By Guest Contributor Trails that can accommodate strollers, wheelchairs with tank treads and baby changing stations in men’s bathrooms are part of a push to accommodate a surge of new visitors at Michigan state parks. The post Michigan DNR expanding accessibility for more visitors first appeared on Great Lakes Echo. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Fresh produce more accessible for low-income Michigan residents

By Guest Contributor A program that gives low-income Michigan residents fresh fruit and vegetables and a path to healthier nutrition recently got a $2 million boost from state lawmakers. The post Fresh produce more accessible for low-income Michigan residents first appeared on Great Lakes Echo. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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New project promises to amplify reach of Great Lakes climate reporting

By Guest Contributor Great Lakes Echo is one of 23 newsrooms in a climate collaborative representing both long-standing and emerging media groups. The post New project promises to amplify reach of Great Lakes climate reporting first appeared on Great Lakes Echo. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Sleeping Bear Dunes visitation down for July and August

By Guest Contributor 2020 was a record year for visitors at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. But this year hasn’t kept up. The post Sleeping Bear Dunes visitation down for July and August first appeared on Great Lakes Echo. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Push for state regulation of sand and gravel mining draws opposition in Michigan

By Guest Contributor Proposed state regulation of sand and gravel mining would wrest control from local authorities and could lead to a similar loss of authority over other issues, according to local and environmental officials. The post Push for state regulation of sand and gravel mining draws opposition in Michigan first appeared on Great Lakes Echo. Source: Great...

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‘Stairway to Heaven,’ or Dangerous Nuisance? A Hawaiian Landmark Is Set to Be Scrapped.

By Neil Vigdor Honolulu officials said that maintaining the Haiku Stairs, an illegal hiking trail of 3,922 steps that crosses a mountain range, is too much of a liability. Source: Invasive Species News...

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‘Stairway to Heaven,’ or Dangerous Nuisance? A Hawaiian Landmark Is Set to Be Scrapped.

By Neil Vigdor Honolulu officials said that maintaining the Haiku Stairs, an illegal hiking trail of 3,922 steps that crosses a mountain range, is too much of a liability. Source: Invasive Species News...

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Michigan’s growing hemp industry faces roadblocks

By Guest Contributor Michigan’s hemp industry could get up to $100 million in federal funds to help it compete globally under a proposal pushed by a nationwide growers association. The post Michigan’s growing hemp industry faces roadblocks first appeared on Great Lakes Echo. Source: Great Lakes Echo...

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Die, Beautiful Spotted Lanternfly, Die

By Ginia Bellafante There’s a new natural predator in New York City, and the government wants us to kill it. Can we summon the resolve? Source: Invasive Species News...

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Die, Beautiful Spotted Lanternfly, Die

By Ginia Bellafante There’s a new natural predator in New York City, and the government wants us to kill it. Can we summon the resolve? Source: Invasive Species News...

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