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Electric boats expected to make a splash in Michigan this year

ELECTRIC BOATS: Amid concerns about climate change, air quality, lakeside quality of life and future supplies of fossil fuels, more Michigan boaters are switching to electric-powered vessels which are quieter and less polluting.We hear from DNR, an Elk Rapids marina owner, is thinking about installing chargers WHERE. By Jack Timothy Harrison. FOR CLARE, GLADWIN, CRAWFORD COUNTY, OCEANA COUNTY, BENZIE COUNTY, LEELANAU, TRAVERSE CITY, DETROIT, MARQUETTE, IRON MOUNTAIN, SAULT STE. MARIE, ST. IGNACE, CHEBOYGAN, PETOSKEY GREENVILLE, ALCONA, MONTMORENCY ALPENA, CADILLAC, PLANET DETROIT, GRAND RAPIDS BUSINESS, MANISTEE, LUDINGTON, BIG RAPIDS AND ALL POINTS.

New interpretive signs at Sanilac Petroglyphs State Historic Park

Petroglyph park near Cass City to use Native language

PARK: The DNR and the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe jointly manage and make decisions about Sanilac Petroglyphs State Historic Park in the Thumb. It’s the state’s largest known collection of early Native American teachings carved in stone. Includes reference to Cranbrook Art Museum. By Sophia Brandt. FOR LAPEER, MIDLAND, BAY MILLS, TRAVERSE CITY, MARQUETTE, SAULT STE. MARIE, HARBOR SPRINGS, PETOSKEY, DETROIT AND ALL POINTS.

University of Michigan hosts smelly art installation

Eric WoodhamsArt installation creator Robin Frohardt made thousands of products out of plastic waste from New York City’s streets and rubbish bins for the fresh produce section of the Plastic Bag Store in Ann Arbor.  By AUDREY RICHARDSON

Capital News Service

LANSING – Straight from the rubbish bins of New York, a new Ann Arbor art exhibition criticizes the overuse of plastic. The Plastic Bag Store is a grocery store made entirely from plastic waste and filled with cheeky packaging and ironic product titles. The University of Michigan exhibit poses questions about overconsumption, overpackaging and our legacy as a human race. Creator Robin Frohardt said trips to the grocery store inspired her.

Pet store tiger barbs chasing after the red laser dot.

Newest addition to the gaming community: Fish?

FISH PLAY: People who enjoy Monopoly or tag may have far more in common with fish than they realize. It’s unlikely you’ll find your goldfish playing checkers with pebbles in their tank, but a new study from Eastern Michigan University finds evidence that fish like to play. We also talk to an MSU source. By Grace Heemstra. FOR DETROIT, LANSING CITY PULSE AND ALL POINTS.

Tor and the raven posing together on a beach.

Children’s book features furry and feathered friendship on the Great Lakes

TOR & RAVEN: A new illustrated children’s book set in Northern Michigan tells the story of a dog and a raven that befriended each other. Scenes are set at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, the Platte River and Fishtown in Leland. One author lives part of the year in Empire and the other, whose family homesteaded in Leelanau County in the 1880s, grew up in the area. For news and feature sections. FOR LEELANAU, TRAVERSE CITY AND ALL POINTS.

Cover of “Half Wild: People, Dogs and Environmental Policy.”

New book connects the environment with a love of dogs

HALF WILD: Longtime environmental policy expert Dave Dempsey of Traverse City and now a senior advisor at FLOW (For Love of Waters) talks about his new book, “Half Wild: People, Dogs and Environmental Policy.” It’s an overview of his career, wins and mistakes interspersed with stories about dogs he’s owned. By Vladislava Sukhanovskaya. FOR TRAVERSE CITY, LEELANAU AND ALL POINTS.

Slow start to snowmobiling season but outlook good

SNOWMOBILE TRAILS: Snowmobile trail groomers anticipate more snow this year than last winter but the season is not off to a good start. Editors: Possible localization opportunity with this map of the state’s trails and their grooming sponsors –

Copy of 2022 Recreation Passport Award List

Time to play: Rec facilities boosted across state

RECREATION PASSPORT: Michigan ice rinks, volleyball courts and parks just got a $2 million boost from state park access fees. The payments range from $83,600 for upgrades to a township park in Delta County to $150,000 awards for an ice arena in L’Anse and another for volleyball courts in Alpena. Editors: We discovered these awards before they were announced. Not all local officials are aware that they are successful. By Liam Jackson. FOR ALPENA, MARQUETTE, ST. IGNACE AND ALL POINTS. w/ PARKS LIST – For possible localization: A list of the parks receiving state improvement grants.

Gabrielle Cerberville forages up to 80% of her diet.

Eat the weeds, please

FORAGING: Eat weeds? Foraging has gained in popularity since the onset of the pandemic. We find out why that’s happening and how foraging can benefit the environment from a long-time forager in Kalamazoo and an ethnobotanist at a tribal college. By Nicoline Bradford. FOR BAY MILLS, LANSING CITY PULSE, STURGIS AND ALL POINTS