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  • New State Invasive Species Plan Now Online: Patty Birkholz

    Monday, July 15, 2013

    On the July 14, 2013 public affairs program: A final version of a plan to guide, prevent and manage aquatic invasive species in Michigan is now available online. The new plan, published on the state's website at Michigan-dot-gov, includes new actions to detect and respond to new invaders and try to control what are already here. State DEQ officials note that the ecosystems of the state are already being negatively impacted by the species already present, and there is a big focus on keeping Asian carp out of the Great Lakes. One of those involved in drawing up the proposal was former state lawmaker Patty Birkholz of Saugatuck, who is currently the West Michigan Director of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters.

  • Answering Questions on Project Clarity

    Monday, July 08, 2013

    On the July 6, 2013 public affairs program, part 4 of a four-part look at “Project Clarity: Restoring the Macatawa Watershed,” a program unveiled before the Michigan West Coast Chamber of Commerce during its June 11 Early Bird Breakfast. In this segment, Travis Williams of the Outdoor Nature Center's Macatawa Greenway answers questions from Chamber members about Project Clarity, while program co-Chairman Jim Brooks makes a pitch to the Chamber members for their financial support.

  • Project Clarity Part 3

    Monday, July 01, 2013

    On the June 30, 2013 public affairs program, part 3 of a four-part look at “Project Clarity: Restoring the Macatawa Watershed,” a program unveiled before the Michigan West Coast Chamber of Commerce during its June 11 Early Bird Breakfast. In this segment, Travis Williams of the Outdoor Nature Center's Macatawa Greenway concludes the formal presentation of Project Clarity and what it would do for the Macatawa River and Lake Macatawa.

  • Project Clarity Part 2

    Monday, June 24, 2013

    On the June 23, 2013 public affairs program, part 2 of a four-part look at “Project Clarity: Restoring the Macatawa Watershed,” a program unveiled before the Michigan West Coast Chamber of Commerce during its June 11 Early Bird Breakfast. In this segment, comments from Travis Williams of the Outdoor Nature Center's Macatawa Greenway on what Project Clarity will do for the Macatawa River and Lake Macatawa.

  • Project Clarity Part 1

    Monday, June 17, 2013

    On the June 16, 2013 public affairs program, part 1 of a four-part look at “Project Clarity: Restoring the Macatawa Watershed,” a program unveiled before the Michigan West Coast Chamber of Commerce during its June 11 Early Bird Breakfast. In this segment, comments from program Co-Chair Jim Brooks and Travis Williams of the Outdoor Nature Center's Macatawa Greenway on the need for the clean up of the Macatawa River and Lake Macatawa.

  • Parking & Driving

    Monday, June 10, 2013

    On the June 9, 2013 public affairs program, Holland Mayor Kurt Dykstra discusses a pilot program that could lead to the Tulip City lifting its overnight street parking ban, and Holland Public Safety Officer Doug VanderKooy talks about teenage distracted driving and an upcoming seminar on the topic.

  • Connections: A New Educational Initiative Pt. 3

    Monday, June 03, 2013

    On the June 2, 2013 public affairs program, Karen McPhee of the Ottawa Area Intermediate School District concluded presenting the "Connections" educational/corporate initiative before the Michigan West Coast Chamber of Commerce during its May 14 "Early Bird Breakfast" - this is part 3 of a three-part program.

  • Connections: A New Educational Initiative Pt. 2

    Monday, May 27, 2013

    On the May 26, 2013 public affairs program, Karen McPhee of the Ottawa Area Intermediate School District discussed the "Connections" educational/corporate initiative before the Michigan West Coast Chamber of Commerce during its May 14 "Early Bird Breakfast" - this is part 2 of a three-part program.