Author: Christine Kanerva

2nd Annual Clean Water Symposium Discusses Water Quality Conservation

Environmentalists from around Northern Michigan came together to talk about how we can preserve the quality of our lakes. The Leelanau Conservancy hosted their 2nd Annual Clean Water Symposium on Wednesday, June 19. The event was at Leelanau Schools in Glen Arbor for environmentalists to collaborate and share ideas on how to protect our water here in Northern Michigan. Keynote…

Reed City Starts One Year Experiment to Allow UTV’s in Town

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Summer Camp Safety: Pediatricians’ Advice for Parents in 2019

Around 14 million children attend day or resident summer camps each year.  Now the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released a policy statement to address some important issues related to camp safety. Dr. Michael Ambrose is a pediatrician in Ann Arbor, he said that communication between the family and camp administration is crucial for your child’s health: “It’s very important…

Pere Marquette Receives $210,000 Grant to Restore Aquatic Habitat

The DNR recently awarded $1.25 million in aquatic habitat grants to eight different projects. Some of that money will go to a group right here in Northern Michigan. The Conservation Resource Alliance will be one of the groups receiving some of the grant money. Paul Kogelschatz, from the conservation nonprofit, says the current infrastructure on two road crossings over Blood…

U.S. DOT Helps Veterans, Reservists Find Jobs In Trucking Industry

The U.S. Department of Transportation is launching a new program to open up more job opportunities for military veterans and reserve members. The program allows 18 to 20-year-olds who have the U.S. military equivalent of a commercial driver’s license to operate large trucks across state borders. Right now, the federal government prohibits people under the age of 21 from operating…