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The Fiery Fix

February 28, 2024 By: Alexis Olechowski, Interpreter Fire, often conjuring images of devastation and ruin, embodies a dual nature. While wildfires undoubtedly carry significant risks, especially in the face of climate change, certain ecosystems depend on these flames to maintain…

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Metroparks Announces First Formal Climate Action Plan

January 23, 2024 Metroparks shares their new Climate Action Plan that highlights the concerns and feedback received from the community and the five key goal areas they will focus efforts on over the next five years. In recent years, Michiganders…

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How to Have a Sustainable New Year

December 20, 2023 By Jolene Weick, Park Interpreter The New Year is all about creating new habits, making resolutions, and turning over a new leaf. Most people make yearlong gym membership commitments, or say they’re going to spend less money…

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Celebrating the Holidays Sustainably

December 6, 2023 By Jolene Weick, Park Interpreter Every year there is a hot new toy that hits the shelves just in time for holiday shopping. Parents race out and try their hardest to score whatever it may be, a…

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Climate Action in the Classroom: The Value of Trees

November 8, 2023 By Erin Parker, Interpretive Services Supervisor Do you have a favorite tree? Maybe it grew in your childhood backyard, tall and strong and holding a tire swing that kept you busy during the seemingly-endless summers of youth.…

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To Rake or Not to Rake: Answering the Question

October 11, 2023 By Steve Dishman, Interpreter One of the most exciting things about autumn is the changing colors of leaves. But as the leaves fall from the trees, many people’s first instinct is to grab the rake or leaf…

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