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Beach Management: Combating E. coli

June 12, 2024 By Steve Dishman, Park Interpreter “Beach Closed” It’s a sign we all have seen before, usually right when the weather would be perfect for a swim. It’s frustrating and annoying when you can’t get in the water.…

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Sustainability in the Kitchen

May 22, 2024 By Jolene Weick, Park Interpreter As the old saying goes, the kitchen is the heart of the home. It is where we nourish our bodies and connect with loved ones over a meal. However, amidst the clatter…

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WaterWise: Empowering Students Through Stormwater Education

May 15, 2024 By Stephanie Kozak, Park Interpreter At Hudson Mills Metropark, we are embarking on an exciting new initiative called WaterWise: Empowering Students Through Stormwater Education. This initiative arose from our desire to spotlight one of the park's most…

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Harnessing the Potential of Lawns

April 17, 2024 By: Alexis Olechowski, Interpretive staff As you stroll through an American neighborhood, what catches your eye? Often, it's the sight of scattered trees and shrubs amid expansive, meticulously manicured lawns. Traditionally, these lawns have been pristine carpets…

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Every Day is Earth Day in the Metroparks

April 10, 2024 Erin Parker, Interpretive Services Supervisor Plastic bottles, granola bar wrappers, juice boxes, plastic bags, aluminum foil, orange peels, pet waste. What do these items have in common? They’re frequently spotted out in the parks in places they…

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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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