Category: Conservation

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Tyler Creek Work Projects

Saturday, June 14 We will be joined by the Lansing and Kalamazoo TU chapters as we continue our work on a new stretch of Tyler Creek. Contact Dave Smith at [email protected] By phone at (616) 394-8765. Saturday, July 26 Our Tyler Creek project wraps up as we are joined again by the Lansing and Kalamazoo...

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SWMTU Schedules Summer Conservation Events

Set aside a couple of hours on a Saturday morning and join us on one of our conservation projects scheduled this year.  You will find the time well spent as we restore one of our areas trout streams.  You will have the opportunity to perform some valuable work, meet other TU members, enjoy a friendly lunch,...

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Celebrate the Coldwater River

The following was supplied by Paul Eberhart, board member of SWMTU and the Coldwater River Watershed Council … The Coldwater River Watershed Council and water resource partners invite the public to celebrate our wonderful trout stream.  Help the volunteers who monitor its condition and delight in the plants and animals that it supports. May 3rd,...

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SWMTU Action Alert: Water Withdrawal Legislation

Members – Contact your State leaders NOW! After months of negotiations including the participation of our MCTU Executive Director, Dr. Bryan Burroughs, the State House and Senate have been unable to reach a compromise on legislation regulating ground water withdrawals in the State of Michigan and as a result, each chamber has introduced competing bills....

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April steelhead outing

Hey all – just an update on 4/20/08. The outing this year was cancelled due to high water on the Muskegon. Not sure if it’s being rescheduled.  The annual SWMTU outing on the Muskegon River is planned for Saturday, April 12. Mark the date on your calender now and let us know at [email protected] if...

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DEQ Announces Decision on Kennecott Mine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 14, 2007 Contact: Robert McCann (517) 241-7397 DEQ Announces Decision on Kennecott Mine The Department of Environmental Quality announced today its decision to approve a series of permits to the Kennecott Eagle Minerals Company to conduct mining operations at the proposed Eagle Project Mine near Marquette. The department’s decision follows a...

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State Moving Ahead on Water Compact

  The State Legislature is currently debating legislation to implement the Great Lakes Water Compact and is expected to pass final legislation in January, 2008. While TU supports implementation of the Great Lakes Water Compact in order to prevent diversion of water to outside of the Great Lakes basin, the bills being debated in Lansing...

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Global Warming and Trout Streams?

I Googled the above mentioned topic and found an interesting acticle. Has anyone found something that is more current than 2002? It seems like with all the Gore-Warming Hype there should be something out there? Here is the article from Defenders of Wildlife