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Greater Grand Rapids residents invited to become part of state history Aug. 1 during creation of new traveling Michigan Wildlife Photo Mosaic Wall

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 07-22-2019 under NONPROFITS

West Michigan children, their families and wildlife aficionados of all ages are invited to become part of the first-ever traveling Michigan Wildlife Photo Mosaic Wall on Thursday, Aug. 1, during KidsDay at the Zoo. The once-in-a-lifetime experience...

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Michigan conservation efforts springs into action

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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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A two-for-one deal: Volunteers help improve 'rabbitat'

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Submitted 12-05-2018 under NONPROFITS

Cottontail rabbits are such a common sight in southern Michigan’s city parks, gardens and backyards that you may never think about where else they live or about the habitat they need beyond our neighborhoods. But rabbits also live on public...

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Continuing the conservation of Michigan's wildlife

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 11-13-2018 under NONPROFITS

This month, more than half a million Michiganders are expected to head out to wooded areas across the state to participate in the annual firearm deer season. These men, women and children represent a wide range of cultures, economic backgrounds and...

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Angling for a better Michigan economy

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Submitted 05-28-2018 under NONPROFITS

Spring is an exciting time of year for Michigan fishermen, aka anglers. Now that the ice has melted for the year, anglers are switching gear and starting to head out for open water to their favorite fishing holes to spend time with friends and...

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A century and counting: Aerial surveys help manage elk herd

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 02-07-2018 under NONPROFITS

As the single-engine Cessna crisscrosses the wintry skies, Jennifer Kleitch spots a piece of Michigan history. “Elk on the right!” Kleitch shouts, a smile spreading across her face as she quickly tallies the grouping of massive mammals...

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Regenerating forests for healthy wildlife habitats

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 11-08-2017 under NONPROFITS

“The Grouse Machine” serves “The King” – and in the process, various habitants of Michigan’s forests benefit. The machine is a Caterpillar skid steer with a forestry-mulching head that the Ruffed Grouse Society...

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Stepping into the wild

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 07-06-2017 under NONPROFITS

It’s hard to believe that some children, especially those living in urban areas, have never experienced Michigan’s great outdoors. “Every day is a wonderful day for me because I get to watch the faces of children who have never...

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Michigan fish hatcheries help balance the ecosystem

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 05-22-2017 under NONPROFITS

Sometimes Mother Nature needs a helping hand. That’s been especially true in Michigan when it comes to replenishing lost fish populations and establishing new ones in the Great Lakes and inland waters. By the late 19th century, fish had begun...

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Flygirls Find Peace, Friendship on the Water

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 03-20-2017 under NONPROFITS

Knee-deep in a clear Michigan trout stream is Ann Miller’s happy place. “Fishing is the only time when I can escape from all life’s worries and just think about what I’m doing on the river,” said Miller, co-founder of...

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