Land, Water & Wildlife Stewardship in Northern Michigan
RECYCLING IN NORTHERN MICHIGAN
Recycling is one of the small but potentially significant things that can effect human's footprint on the environment. Local companies, from waste management to commercial enterprises are offering services that may interest you.
For example, there is a really neat shop in Traverse within the Commons called the Refillery. You can BYO reusable bottles for household cleaning products/bath and body, and they also have products with zero waste containers.
COMBATTING INVASIVE SPECIES
In no particular order, the following are links to environmental information & events, and agencies & action groups whose missions are to combat a myriad of invasive species, both flora and fauna.
Invasive Species: (all links open a new tab)
Check out these organization's websites for more information on what they are doing to improve and preserve the environment:
Crystal Lake and Watershed Association
Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy
Benzie-Leelanau Health Department-Environmental Health
Water Quality Maps by County
Native Flora Species or plantitwild.net
Benzie County Conservation District
Conservation Resource Alliance
Oil & Water Don't Mix
Northern Michigan Environmental Action Council
Michigan Climate Action Council
Michigan DNR Conservation Organizations Directory or https://www.epa.gov/greatlakes
Environmental Protection Agency
Great Lakes Coalition
EGLE: MI Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy
Michigan State Extension
Local Waterways List
District Forester Provides Free Landowner Assistance
District Forester, Kama Ross provides free assistance through the Forestry Assistance Program (FAP) to encourage and enable landowners to more actively manage their woodlands. DOWNLOAD THE PDF TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE WITH ALL OF THE INFORMATION.
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DNR Reminds Those Burning Leaves to Get a Burn Permit
Township residents wishing to burn falls leaves generally need a burn permit. For the Upper Peninsula and northern Lower Peninsula, residents can visit Michigan.gov/Burn Permit or call 866-922-BURN to find out whether burning is currently allowed by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Southern Lower Peninsula residents can obtain burn permits from their local government or fire department. For responsible burning information, contact Paul Rogers at (616) 260-8406.