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Climate Impacts on Autumn

September 13, 2023 Erin Parker, Interpretive Services Supervisor As we flip the page to September in our calendars, we start thinking about all things autumn: from colorful fall foliage to shorter daylight hours and the arrival of crisp temperatures. Just…

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Building a Climate Resilient Backyard

August 28, 2023 Erin Parker, Interpretive Services Supervisor The summer of 2023 has been shattering records for heat1, precipitation2, and even terrible air quality3 thanks to wildfire smoke. News of natural disasters from floods to fires to typhoons dominate our…

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What’s a Grow Zone?

The Huron-Clinton Metroparks protects natural resources and actively stewards our impact on and relationship with the environment. One way our staff are improving natural habitats, improving stormwater management and providing some climate conscious benefits is by maintaining more park areas…

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Climate Actions at Home

August 16, 2023 By Annica Brocker, Park Interpreter In a battle like climate change, people tend to focus on large-scale actions that need to begin immediately. Actions that only public policies and large companies can enact and fund. Most people…

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Waterwise Actions We Can All Take

August 2, 2023 By Erin Parker, Interpretive Services Supervisor Did you know that the Great Lakes contain just over one-fifth1 of the world’s surface freshwater supply? This water, along with our nearly 63,000 inland lakes2 and over 76,000 miles3 of…

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Native Plants for Wildlife and Climate

July 19, 2023 By Erin Parker, Interpretive Services Supervisor Ah, summer! Mid-July is here with all the classic Midwestern heat and humidity, storms that build up in the late afternoon but frequently dissipate before releasing a drop of rain; or,…

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Native plants in your Metroparks 

July 5, 2023 By Erin Parker, Interpretive Services Supervisor  Summer in southeast Michigan tends to be hot and humid, which can be great for beach going and other water recreation! But it can take a toll on plants as long…

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