Vernal Pools: Learn More About These Important Wetlands

There’s an old saying here in Michigan, “You’re never more than a few minutes away from a body of water”. Whether it’s a stream, pond, inland lake, or one of the Great Lakes, the state of Michigan is home to a large amount of water. According to the Great Lakes Commission, the Great Lakes hold…

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Wetland Community Types in Michigan

Fen ecosystem at Shingleton State Forest

According to the Michigan Natural Features Inventory, a wetland is defined as an ecosystem that is saturated with water for varying periods and characterized by water-loving vegetation and soils. A few other important factors that distinguish wetlands from other ecosystems are soil chemistry, hydrology, species composition, and geographic distribution. Wetlands are important because they provide…

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Michigan Legislature Passes Omnibus Budget, Includes $64 million for Brandon Road Lock and Dam

Michigan legislature passes omnibus budget including invasive carp protections

Legislators passed a multi-department omnibus budget for the 2024-2025 fiscal year Wednesday night.  The package, House Bill 4437, heads to Gov. Whitmer for her signature. A condensed analysis of the entire budget can be found HERE. Within the omnibus is the department budget for each segment of state government. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources…

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Day Camp Themes

Time to start thinking warm thoughts and one way to do that is to look at the programs we are offering for day camp this summer. With registration open, now is the time to start getting your kids signed up to join us at Cedar Lake in the summer of 2021. Moms, dads, grandparents and…

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