See unique wildlife at the Allegan State Game Area

Where in the Wild? – FOX17 Tuesday, August 15, 2017 The Allegan State Game Area is the largest state game area in the state and home to the Crooked Lake Marsh. The marsh is a very unique ecological area which is home to a wide variety of animal and plant species. Since the habitat is […]

Protecting Peregrine Falcons

Morning Mix – FOX17 Tuesday, July 11, 2017 The peregrine falcon is one of only nine bird species that are listed on Michigan’s list of endangered species. After their Midwest population was nearly eliminated in the mid-1960s due to problems with the pesticide DDT, they were initially listed as a nationwide endangered species by the […]

Get outdoors at Grand River Park

eightWest – WOODTV Wednesday, June 28, 2017 Grand River Park, located not far from downtown Grand Rapids, is the perfect place for an afternoon picnic, but what people may not know, is that it is also the perfect location for hiking, biking, wildlife viewing and more! The park has numerous overlook platforms across the park […]

Enjoying and protecting Michigan’s birds

The Exchange – WZZM13 Monday, June 19, 2017 The more kids can explore their environment, the more likely they are to take an active role to conserve it in the future. Grand Rapids Audubon Club offer two programs that are geared toward children - the Junior Audubon program and Audubon Adventures. Both programs are focused […]

Removing invasive species from West Michigan

Morning Mix – FOX17 Tuesday, July 13, 2017 When thinking about invasive species, animals that don't originate from the United States typically come to mind. However invasive species come in many different forms, including plants. Drew Rayner of the West Michigan Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CISMA) discussed an invasive plant species called the European Frogbit, […]

Discover a variety of wildlife at Saul Lake Bog Nature Preserve

Morning Mix – FOX17 Tuesday, May 23, 2017 Living in an urban area like Grand Rapids may lead people to believe conservation efforts to preserve natural resources are far away, but places like Saul Lake Bog Nature Preserve prove differently. A lot of work goes into managing the environment of nature preserves like Saul Lake […]

Great Lakes conservation efforts

MyWestMichigan – WZZM Thursday, May 18, 2017 The Alliance for the Great Lakes works to protect the Great Lakes today and tomorrow by involving tens of thousands of people each year in advocacy, volunteering, education and research to ensure our lakes are healthy and safe for all. If you would like to learn more about […]

Be A Belle Isle Volunteer

Live in the D - WDIV Wednesday, May 17, 2017 Northern Michigan isn’t the only place to get outdoors. From paddling to fishing, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the beauty on Belle Isle. Now you can play a key role in keeping Belle Isle beautiful. Volunteer opportunities include removing invasive plants, planting native […]

Enjoying Michigan’s great outdoors

eightWest - WOODTV Thursday, May 11, 2017 A lot of hard work takes place every day to ensure that our state’s wildlife and natural resources can be enjoyed for years to come, and everyone can play a role in making that happen. Schrems West Michigan Trout Unlimited is a great example of one of the […]

Restoring land to its natural state at Maas Family Nature Preserve

Morning Mix - FOX17 Tuesday, May 9, 2017 In Grand Rapids many people think that nature or even preserving nature is something that happens far away, but that's far from the truth. The Maas Nature Preserve in Rockford is just a 20 minute drive away from the big city, and they are doing great things […]

Michigan’s fish tale

Live in the D – WDIV Wednesday, April 26, 2017 Every year a number of schools across Michigan participate in the Salmon in the Classroom program, a year-long educational program where teachers receive fertilized salmon eggs from a Michigan Department of Natural Resources fish hatchery in the fall, then the classrooms watch them hatch, and […]

Hundreds of thousands of fish raised and released at Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery

Morning Mix – FOX17 Tuesday, April 25, 2017 If you go fishing this summer and catch a big one, there is a chance it came from one of Michigan's many fish hatcheries. One of those hatcheries is the Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery, which currently produces four species of fish in its indoor and outdoor […]
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