Saturday, January 12, 2013
The recent warm front has thinned ice on inland waterways, canals and along Lake St. Clair. While it may still look safe, state officials recommend individuals follow some important safety tips before heading out on the ice.
Spring-like temperatures are melting the snow on Shelby Township and Utica streets and thinning the ice formed in recent weeks on inland waterways, canals and Lake St. Clair. While stretches of ice may look safe, officials with the Department of Natural Resources remind those who head out on the ice to take proper safety precautions, especially considering warming temperatures over the past few days. “All ice has the propensity to be dangerous,” said Lt. Steven Burton of the DNR’s Law Enforcement Division, said in a release. “Obviously, during some times of the year, some ice is much better than other ice, but no ice is ever completely safe ice.” The Department of Natural Resources share these safety tips for those heading out on the ice: …
Monday, December 17, 2012
A grant that will secure funding to finish the final three-mile trail to connect River Bends Park to the Macomb Orchard Trail has been sent to the Michigan Legislature for approval.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will pay $300,000 to connect River Bends Park to the Macomb Orchard Trail. In a news release, the DNR said the Shelby Township project has been approved as part of the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund (MNRTF), which recently recommended to the Michigan Legislature to approve 76 recreation development projects and land acquisitions totaling $23,538,700. "Michigan’s natural resources and recreation opportunities are a big part of what is driving our state’s reinvention,” said Gov. Rick Snyder. "I applaud the Trust Fund board for recommending the kind of investment that builds on the appeal of our great outdoor spaces for long-term economic and quality-of-life rewards in communities throughout…
Friday, May 25, 2012
Two peregrine falcon chicks were tagged by the Department of Natural Resources Friday, and named after local philanthropists and a shoe shining legend in Macomb County by County Executive Mark Hackel.
Webber and Otis are Macomb County's newest residents. The fifth generation of peregrine falcons to hatch atop the Macomb County Building in Mount Clemens, the pair were tagged by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and named by Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel on May 25. Hathor, the mother falcon, has been nesting atop the county building since 2005. Her chicks, both male, are among more than 21 recorded to have hatched in Southeast Michigan this year. "Michigan joined other states in 1986 to put a program in place to try to reintroduce peregrine falcons to Michigan," said Tim Payne, DNR southeast regional wildlife supervisor. "In the 60s, there was no known successful nest east of the Mississippi because pesticides were …
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Temperatures will continue to climb through Wednesday and a heat advisory will remain in effect until midnight Wednesday.
The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory and hazardous weather alert for Macomb County, while the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment has issued an air quality alert. Increasing heat and humidity will lead to temperatures in the upper 90s today and Wednesday, according to the NWS. Temperatures are expected to remain high overnight and a second day spent in the 90s will provide a "dangerous heat stress index," according to the NWS. The heat advisory will remain in effect until midnight Wednesday. The NWS recommends the following: In addition to the high temperatures, isolated thunderstorms have led the NWS to issue a hazardous weather alert for Macomb County. As the atmosphere becomes increasingly hot and…
Friday, February 4, 2011
Women learn to shoot at the DNR's female gun class.
A group of fierce women took aim at a new challenge on Jan. 31 by learning how to safely handle and shoot a pistol. Eleven woman, myself included, took an introductory pistol shooting class at the Detroit Sportsmen's Congress. Instructors taught firearm safety, fundamentals of pistol shooting, ammunition basics and tips on purchasing a handgun. The next step to becoming a certified Concealed Pistol License carrier is to sign up for a six-week safety class held at the Detroit Sportsmen's Congress. The lessons are sponsored by the Department of Natural Resources and Environment's Become an Outdoors Woman. For more information, click here.