Nov. 14, 2014 – Week 10
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URBANFORESTS: Twenty-one communities and environmental groups are sharing $90,000 in DNR urban forestry grants to plant trees, including replacements for those killed by the invasive emerald ash borer. Recipients include Wayne County for projects in Detroit and Livonia. Replacements will be a diversity of species to better resist potential invaders such as the Asian longhorned beetle, DNR says. Among the other recipients are Traverse City, Three Rivers, Cadillac, Holland and Big Rapids. By Ian K. Kullgren. FOR MICHIGAN CITIZEN, DEADLINE DETROIT, CADILLAC, THREE RIVERS, BIG RAPIDS, STURGIS, TRAVERSE CITY, HOLLAND & ALL POINTS.
w/URBANFORESTSLIST: Urban forestry grants awarded. Source: Department of Natural Resources.
ANIMALWELFARE: The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has received about 65 applications for grants to train animal control personnel, neuter pets before they’re adopted and educate the public about anti-cruelty laws and animal care. Past winner Cheboygan Humane Society has applied again to fund its neutering program. Other past recipients include groups in Ottawa County, Negaunee and Manistee. An announcement of winners is expected by Dec. 15. By Jordan Bradley. FOR CHEBOYGAN, HOLLAND, MARQUETTE, MANISTEE & ALL POINTS.
SHIPWRECKTECHNOLOGY: Lasers, underwater robots, photo sleds, sonar and other innovative technologies are simplifying the discovery of and research about hundreds of shipwrecks at the bottom of the Great Lakes. Experts from Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Alpena Community College and Grand Valley State University explain. By Juliana Moxley. FOR ALPENA, ALCONA, CHEBOYGAN, LUDINGTON, TRAVERSE CITY, ST. IGNACE, MARQUETTE, PETOSKEY, HOLLAND, LUDINGTON, MANISTEE, HARBOR SPRINGS, SAULT STE. MARIE & ALL POINTS
w/SHIPWRECKTECHNOLOGYPHOTO1: This image of the shipwreck Monohansett in Lake Huron was created with a laser. Credit: Sarah Waters, Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary.
w/SHIPWRECKTECHNOLOGYPHOTO2: A laser is used to map the wreck of the Monohansett in Lake Huron. Credit: Sarah Waters, Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary.
DIGITALINVASIVES: Michigan researchers are building a time machine to fight freshwater invaders, helping to digitize 150 years’ worth of plants and animals hidden in the storerooms of Great Lakes museums. It will help track past invasions and predict future ones. Participants include Central Michigan, Grand Valley State, Eastern Michigan, Andrews and Western Michigan universities; Calvin, Hope, Hillsdale and Albion colleges; and Seney National Wildlife Refuge. By Kevin Duffy. FOR HOLLAND, LUDINGTON, MANISTEE, CADILLAC, CHEBOYGAN, TRAVERSE CITY, PETOSKEY, SAULT STE. MARIE, ST. IGNACE, STURGIS, THREE RIVERS, GREENVILLE, GLADWIN, CRAWFORD COUNTY, ALCONA, ALPENA, BAY MILLS, HARBOR SPRINGS, BIG RAPIDS & ALL POINTS.
w/DIGITALINVASIVESPHOTO1:This digitized hydrilla, an aquatic invasive, will be added to the online collection. Credit: University of Wisconsin Herbarium.
w/DIGITALINVASIVESPHOTO2: Three-dimensional specimens like this fish will be added to the digital collection. Credit: Field Museum.
WOODPRODUCTS&ENERGY: A new round of U.S. Forest Service grants could propel expanded markets for wood products and wood energy, boosting the forest products industry in the state, and not just in the U.P. and Northern Lower Michigan. Research into bio-products is underway at Michigan Tech, and some wood-based construction materials are 100 times stronger than steel. We also talk to the Michigan Association of Timbermen, the head of a UP research center and a Menominee County logger/forestland owner. By Eric Freedman. FOR MARQUETTE, SAULT STE. MARIE, BAY MILLS, CADILLAC, ALCONA, ALPENA, GLADWIN, CRAWFORD COUNTY, GRAND RAPIDS BUSINESS, MANISTEE, BIG RAPIDS, CHEBOYGAN, TRAVERSE CITY, PETOSKEY, LAKE COUNTY, HERALD STAR, LUDINGTON & ALL POINTS.
w/WOODPRODUCTS&ENERGYMAP: Counties with commercial forests. Credit: Michigan Biomaterials Initiative.
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