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State Awards $3.6 Million In Grants To Combat Invasive Species

Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program will fund 19 projects across the state The Michigan departments of Natural Resources, Environmental Quality and Agriculture and Rural Development today announced the award of 19 grant projects totaling $3.6 million, under the Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program. The program – a joint effort of the three departments – is […]

Academy of Natural Resources Teaches Teachers How To Bring Michigan’s Woods, Water And Wildlife Into The Classroom

One might think, after nine months in the classroom, the last place a teacher would want to be in the summer is in school. But for the last eight years, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources has been luring school teachers back to class for a week – not as teachers, but as students. The […]

MiWaters August 17 DEQ Offering On-Demand Tutorials And Webinars

On August 17, 2015, the DEQ’s Water Resources Division (WRD) will launch MiWaters, a new online information system that will provide users with a modernized electronic application, permitting and reporting process. MiWaters is a comprehensive permitting and compliance database that will replace more than 25 software applications and databases currently used by the WRD, some of […]

DNR Confirms Third Deer Positive for CWD; Hunter Participation Is Critical This Fall

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced that a third free-ranging deer in Meridian Township (Ingham County) has tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD). The deer was a 5-year-old doe. All three CWD-positive deer detected thus far have been discovered within a mile of one another. “As we stated with the second positive deer, […]

MDHHS Reminds Residents to “Fight the Bite”During Holiday Weekend, Throughout Summer

LANSING, Mich. – As people spend more time outdoors and the weather continues to warm, it is important to take precautions against mosquito and tick bites.  The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) would like to urge all residents, especially those recreating outdoors and children at camps, to protect themselves from mosquito and […]

Asian Carp Would Have Adequate Food to Survive in Lake Erie

If invasive bighead carp and silver carp spread into Lake Erie, there would be enough food available for these species of Asian carp to survive, according to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey. This information is critical in helping resource managers mitigate effects of an Asian carp invasion. If bighead and silver carp […]

Michigan state parks celebrate the new year with First Day Hikes

Lansing, MI-December 3, 2014- The Department of Natural Resources will sponsor free, guided hikes in Michigan state parks on New Year’s Day (plus additional hikes throughout the week) as part of America’s State Parks First Day Hikes initiative in all 50 states. America’s State Parks First Day Hikes offer individuals and families an opportunity to […]

Natural Resources Commission chair J.R. Richardson: Committed to the outdoors and conservation

Rowing against a stiff wind on a small Upper Peninsula pond, J.R. Richardson (James Robert, officially; Jimmy to his long-time friends) works to position the small boat so he can cast his lure, hoping to connect with a native brook trout – his preferred quarry in a region of the state rife with fur, feathers […]

Gov. Rick Snyder Signs Bills Designating Pure Michigan Trail Network

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today signed legislation establishing the Pure Michigan Trail Network enhancing Michigan’s reputation as the Trail State. The governor called for approximately 200 miles of additional trails in the Lower and Upper Peninsulas to connect already existing pathways in his energy and environment special message in November 2012. “The Pure […]

Activist Groups Praise United Nations Response to Detroit Water Shutoffs, Urge City of Detroit to Restore Service to Affected Residents

Joint Statement of Food & Water Watch, the Planet Blue Project, The Michigan Welfare Rights Organization and The Detroit People’s Water Board Detroit, Mich.—“Three United Nations experts have weighed in on the water shutoffs in Detroit, agreeing with our assessment that the situation there is an affront to human rights, and that by denying water […]

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