Blue rubber ducks have been popping up over Bath Township and it’s making a difference within the art community. The Blue Loop is an art installation in the backyard of Robert Park’s house in Bath, Michigan. It’s located on his wooded property, hidden behind trees full of blue recycled materials following a pathway. The city sees his property as just junk and it began with a complaint from a neighbor calling his property an “eyesore,” according to Park. “They went into my backyard, in my woods and they discovered my recycled blue plastic, which they had no concept of it being an art material, so right away their mind goes to well that’s just or trash,” he said.
By Zachary Manning
Bath-DeWitt Connection Staff Reporter
BATH — Bath Community Schools are looking into implementing a Safe Routes to School (SR2S) program to encourage students to exercise more. According to the SR2S website, the three purposes of the program are to enable and encourage children in grades K-8 to walk and bike to school, to make walking and biking to school safer and more appealing, and to facilitate the planning, development, and implementation of projects and activities that will improve safety. “Bath Community Schools supports a number of fitness programs encouraging students to exercise and participate in healthy activities. Safe Routes to School is another program that promotes student health and supports students walking and biking to school,” said Nancy Hawkins, Bath Community Schools board secretary. “It is great to see that the Bath community also supports the program.