Cass Street Dam Bridge and River Restoration Update

As the Boardman River Dams & Restoration Project moves forward, the Project Implementation Team is inviting leaders in the community to meet for an informal discussion and update about the project, its background, funding, and proposed next steps—including removal of Boardman Dam and replacement of Cass Road bridge.

The meetings will be held at the Traverse City Chamber of Commerce first floor conference room (202 East Grandview Parkway). A light lunch will be provided – please include any specific dietary requirements with your RSVP. The luncheons are scheduled at:

12:00 – 1:30 PM Thursday, February 12
12:30 – 2:00 PM Wednesday, February 18
12:00 – 1:30 PM Friday, February 20

Seating is limited – please RSVP with the date of your choice to casey@rivercare.org or 231-946-6817.

The Northern Michigan Environmental Action Council (NMEAC) is now accepting nominations for the annual Environmentalist of the Year Awards

The Northern Michigan Environmental Action Council (NMEAC) is now accepting nominations for the annual Environmentalist of the Year Awards in the following categories: student, educator, grassroots group, journalism and communications, business, public service or public office, professional, volunteer, general, agriculture and music.

The 27th Annual Environmentalist of the Year Awards and Celebration will be held on Friday, April 24 from 6-9 pm at the Park Place Dome. Please call 231-943-4000 for more information.

Click here to register your nomination for Environmentalist of the Year http://nmeac.org/environmentalist-of-the-year/nominatingform/

Save the Date : Environmentalist of the Year Awards and Celebration

Friday April 24, from 6 – 9pm at the Park Place Dome.

Featuring | Stanley “Skip” Pruss

Speaking about climate change and green energy in Michigan

Stanley “Skip” Pruss is a principal and co-founder of 5 Lakes Energy LLC. Until August, 2010, Mr. Pruss was the Director of the Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth and Michigan’s Chief Energy Officer, where he was responsible for designing and implementing Michigan’s clean energy economy diversification efforts.

Skip also served as Governor Jennifer Granholm’s Special Advisor for Renewable Energy and the Environment, Michigan’s Chief Energy Officer, and Chair of the Great Lakes Offshore Wind Council. Prior to that, he was the Deputy Director of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. Until 2003, Skip served as the Assistant Attorney General in Charge of Michigan’s Consumer Protection Division where he was also Chair of the Department of Attorney General’s Public Protection Practice Group.

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