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DNR dinner spotlights wildlife funding gap

The numbers confirm what we Michiganders know from experience: We love wildlife. Michigan’s 3.2 million wildlife watchers add $1.2 billion to the state economy every year, according to the Department of Natural Resources.
View ArticleDec 2, 2014  •  Summer / Fall 2014 - Michigan Environmental Report

MEC leads effort to build new scientific knowledge about Michigan’s coastal dunes

Michigan is home to the world’s largest system of freshwater coastal dunes, and one segment—the Sleeping Bear Dunes—has earned a reputation as the most beautiful place in the country. And yet, important as they are to Michigan’s ecology, recreation economy and unique identity, some fundamental questions remain about the extent and future ecological integrity of our dunes.
View ArticleDec 2, 2014  •  Summer / Fall 2014 - Michigan Environmental Report
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President's Column: President’s Award spotlights successful campaigns

It is so easy to get overwhelmed by the negativity in our political decision-making process that we forget to see how much good is actually getting done in our communities.
View ArticleDec 2, 2014  •  Summer / Fall 2014 - Michigan Environmental Report
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