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Michigan conservation efforts springs into action

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 03-12-2019 under NONPROFITS

As the days grow longer and spring sights and smells start to reappear, Michigan residents are slowly beginning to warm up to the idea of spending recreation time outside again. But many folks are out there already, hard at work behind the scenes to...

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No strangers to the endangered

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 05-09-2018 under NONPROFITS

Michigan is home to a vibrant array of wildlife uniquely adapted to life near the Great Lakes. But over time, conservationists identified some of that wildlife as needing special assistance – and efforts were launched to improve their numbers...

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Crash's Landing & Big Sid's Sanctuary - An organization with a heart

by (kornoelr)

Submitted 03-29-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

“It means everything to me.” These were the resounding words that were expressed by Sara Youngman, Sharon Wylie, and Sarah Klawiter. Three out of over 200 volunteers at Crash’s Landing & Big Sid’s Sanctuary. They were...

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Hare today, hare tomorrow

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 12-20-2017 under NONPROFITS

Climate change has not been kind to Michigan’s snowshoe hare. Every year, the coats of these small mammals change with the seasons – snow-white in winter, reddish-brown in summer – to help conceal them from predators. But for more...

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Peregrine falcons back from brink of extinction

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 08-07-2017 under NONPROFITS

Peregrine falcons in Michigan are making a big comeback. Thanks to decades of careful wildlife management – including installing man-made nesting boxes atop skyscrapers in Detroit, Grand Rapids and other southern Michigan cities – the...

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Michigan treasure: Fish of a thousand casts

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 07-25-2017 under NONPROFITS

There’s only one thing better than the heart-pounding experience of reeling in a monster-size muskie. “Releasing that fish and watching it swim away is a great feeling because you know you’re helping to make sure there’ll be...

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Volunteers become champions at Cook Library Center

by (GAAH)

Submitted 03-07-2017 under NONPROFITS

Here at Grandville Avenue Arts & Humanities (GAAH), the volunteers are critical and cherished supporters in pursuing our mission. The students always rush to the door to greet the volunteers with literal open arms and spend every minute possible...

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Program breaks barriers to Michigan's great outdoors

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 11-07-2016 under NONPROFITS

Inside the blind, they wait. There’s a thermos of hot coffee and whispered talk about the deer that may come today. Anticipation builds with the coming dawn. And for a while, it’s like before. Before Vietnam or Iraq. Before losing arms...

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Spring semester starts at Creative Youth Center

by (Grand Rapids Cr...)

Submitted 01-08-2016 under NONPROFITS

“I love journaling about everything we do. We write about our lives: what’s fun and what’s funny,” Adrian enthuses at the last Afterschool Adventure gathering of the semester. When programming begins again, students will find...

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DisArt Stories Matter: Karen Weaver shares what drew her to volunteering for first year of festival

by (GRTV)

Submitted 04-23-2015 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. STORY MATTERS. is a story collecting project from The Rapidian and GRTV. This story was...

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