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Tannery waste debris excavation begins at Wolverine dump
« Reply #240 on: October 18, 2017, 08:52:02 AM »

Interesting that this dumpsite is actually on MDOT property...

talk about trying to stick the taxpayers with your hazardous waste :o :o :o


http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2017/10/wolverine_mdot_barrels_excavat.html


I remember when there were a couple of these 'barrel dumps' down in Bedford Township.  Eventually cleaned up by 'superfund' federal $$$.
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« Reply #241 on: October 18, 2017, 03:36:20 PM »

I fear it will get a whole lot worse before it gets better.
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Another tannery waste dump site found in western Michigan
« Reply #242 on: October 22, 2017, 09:23:29 AM »

I fear it will get a whole lot worse before it gets better.


Looks like it's already getting worse...

now they're finding drums of waste that were dumped on the adjoining parcels of land that had homes on them.  Makes you wonder why some people think our 'youth' are all messed up...

it was our generation that poisoned them :o :o :o

http://www.ourmidland.com/news/article/Another-tannery-waste-dump-site-found-in-western-12283643.php#photo-14363935
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Wildlife refuge dock, pier finished, to open in spring
« Reply #243 on: October 22, 2017, 10:08:23 AM »

We went up to the dedication of the Humbug Marsh Project when all of this was being conceived.

http://www.monroenews.com/news/20171021/wildlife-refuge-dock-pier-finished-to-open-in-spring


I guess it's been about 12-13 years...   we had taken the big red dog with us (dogs were specifically invited) and although she was full grown she wasn't very old.  She was still pretty good natured around other dogs and she had a great day. 

There was a couple there that had a beautiful pair of registered Chessies and they were admiring her thinking she was a Chessie...   when I explained she was a 'rescue' he kept asking me questions of what I actually knew about her background.  I realized later that he thought perhaps she was stolen or something...   We already knew she was a 'hot' dog but not in that way ;) ;) ;)
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Re: Nature & Environment
« Reply #244 on: February 26, 2018, 09:23:03 AM »

The main focus of this article starts right in Metro Detroit but also talks about Monroe County and specifically the Petersburg State Game Area.

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/sponsor-story/michigan-wildlife-council/2018/02/26/detroits-backyard-beauty-conserving-one-last-great-places-earth/368193002/
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Re: Nature & Environment
« Reply #245 on: February 26, 2018, 10:51:24 AM »

Interesting.  I do know that when hunting season rolls around, there isn't a deer to be found in the game area...lol
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Re: Nature & Environment
« Reply #246 on: February 26, 2018, 11:23:31 AM »

Interesting.  I do know that when hunting season rolls around, there isn't a deer to be found in the game area...lol

Always amazed me how many hunters are in there though!
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Re: Nature & Environment
« Reply #247 on: March 26, 2018, 08:57:34 AM »

Here's a newspaper article you won't find in very many areas of the country.

http://www.monroenews.com/news/20180325/local-trappers-see-fewer-muskrats
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25 of Michigan's must-visit rustic campgrounds
« Reply #248 on: April 30, 2018, 08:19:59 PM »

I stumbled on this article at lunch while I was looking up something else.  I had to scroll to the very last campground on the list but our favorite was there.  I've been going there since I was a 2 year old and they have actually updated it and the road leading into it in the last few years.  If you go remember to take some warm clothes even in July or August.  We were there over Labor Day weekend last year and the wind coming in off Lake Superior was 'brisk' to say the least! 

I picked out a couple of others on the list we might try.


http://www.mlive.com/sports/2017/07/25_of_michigans_must-visit_rus.html
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