Posted on 18 May 2013
As part of Green Elk Rapids Days:
Special Village Council meeting, 6 p.m. at HERTHA Hall, 401 River Street. Announcements, essay winners, Trashformation winners. Guest speaker Pat Lindemann, Ingham County Drain Commissioner, on innovative water projects. – Record-Eagle
Posted on 14 May 2013
TART Trails’ annual Smart Commute Week is part of a regional smart commute challenge with Charlevoix and Emmet Counties.
Traverse City, Charlevoix, Petoskey and Harbor Springs (Emmet County) will transform their modes of transportation for a week in June to celebrate and encourage smart commuting! Smart Commute Week will be held in each community Monday, June 3rd, through Friday, June 7th. Participate in one of the region’s three Smart Commute Week Challenges and reap the many rewards; including saving money on parking and gas, increased physical activity, free commuter breakfasts and building camaraderie with others in your community. – TART Trails Press Release
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Posted on 11 May 2013
Green Elk Rapids Days features a Trashformer competition. This year, your vote will help determine the winner in each of several categories. Here’s the link to online voting:
Locations of exhibits are shown below:
Posted on 04 April 2013
Net basin supply is runoff and precipitation going into the lake minus evaporation going out of the lake. The net basin supply on Lake Michigan – Lake Huron has been trending lower since 1986. GLERL/Mark Torregrossa
Posted on 24 March 2013
Dredging has been in the news a lot lately.
Four years ago, funding topped $60 million. This year, it was expected to be about half that and could be slashed further by cuts to the federal budget resulting from the sequester. The total price tag to cover all the commercial dredging needs on the lakes is about $100 million, according to the Army Corps of Engineers, which maintains the harbors and channels.
To hold even, the lakes need about $40 million in dredging a year, said Jim Weakley, president of the Lake Carriers Association, an Ohio-based trade group representing companies that move 115 million tons of cargo across the Great Lakes every year. Without that, the backlog keeps growing. Committing $60 million a year could clear the backlog in a decade, he said, but that depends on whether water levels continue to drop. Freep