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Local Juneteenth Celebrations

  • June 16, 2021

Many local organizations all across Southeastern Michigan hold their own Juneteenth celebrations every summer. We’ve compiled a guide of celebrations happening this weekend all around your Metroparks. Click on the links below to learn more about the events. WAYNE COUNTY Metro Detroit Juneteenth Celebrations:https://www.clickondetroit.com/news/local/2021/06/01/juneteenth-in-metro-detroit-check-list-of-events-here/ Juneteenth Jubilee Stroll on the Historic Avenue of Fashion: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/juneteenth-jubilee-stroll-on-the-historic-avenue-of-fashion-tickets-141540201553 Harper Woods Celebration: https://www.candgnews.com/news/harper-woods-to-host-juneteenth-celebration-120698 List of more celebrations in Detroit: https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1CAFC_enUS936US936&sxsrf=ALeKk01hZA6guENZH__ep2WSEQ699dyTZA:1622035419885&lei=20uuYNnRNc_RtQaMx7GoCg&q=juneteenth+detroit+2021&biw=1536&bih=754&ibp=htl;events&rciv=evn&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjsg-vCuefwAhVMVc0KHX5WDboQ5bwDMAB6BAgIEAE#fpstate=tldetail&htidocid=L2F1dGhvcml0eS9ob3Jpem9uL2NsdXN0ZXJlZF9ldmVudC8yMDIxLTA2LTE5fDE1NDQ5Mjc4NjM4MDg0NTY0OQ%3D%3D&htivrt=events&mid=/g/11px3zcv7z WASHTENAW COUNTY Buy Black Juneteenth Pop-Up Shop: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/buy-black-juneteenth-pop-up-shop-tickets-153625914245 OAKLAND COUNTY Juneteenth Family Reunion - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/juneteenth-family-reunion-tickets-153093038399…

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Grant Funding Provides Your Metroparks the Opportunity for a Trail Connections Feasibility Study in Livingston County

  • June 7, 2021

Endowed funds at the Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan are designed to grow over time and provide funding in perpetuity for charitable causes according to a donor’s wishes. The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation established endowment funds at the Community Foundation to provide support to issue areas that were important to Mr. Wilson during his lifetime: Caregiving, Design and Access, Youth Sports, and the Grosse Pointe community. “The innovative programs in the areas supported by the Wilson Legacy Funds are…

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Grant Funds Provide Habitat Restoration & Resiliency of the Huron River Floodplain in Willow Metropark

  • June 7, 2021

Your Metroparks are excited to announce we are the recipients of a $250,000 National Fish & Wildlife Foundation grant. This grant will be used for habitat restoration and resiliency of the Huron River floodplain in the Big Bend area of Willow Metropark. The project will improve habitat complexity, biodiversity, and connectivity. Nearly eight acres of habitat will be created and improved. This includes the expansion of a native prairie tract, creation of 12 new river habitat structures, restoration of a…

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MDHHS partners with Huron-Clinton Metroparks to offer no cost, drive-thru COVID-19 testing

  • May 10, 2021

Lake St. Clair Metropark in Macomb County to pilot testing program May 14-15 to help reach more Michiganders. To help expand COVID-19 testing in unique ways, advance public health and mitigate the spread of the virus, the Huron-Clinton Metroparks and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services will offer free, drive-thru rapid tests at Lake St. Clair Metropark in mid-May. The no-cost rapid antigen tests will be offered Friday, May 14, and Saturday, May 15, from 9 a.m. to noon…

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Public Input Needed – Help us Connect Public Transit to the Metroparks

  • May 7, 2021

Currently public transit does not connect to any Huron-Clinton Metroparks. Thanks to grant funding from SEMCOG, your Metroparks are putting together a public transit action plan, and we need to hear from you. We will be hosting a virtual meeting to gather feedback as part of an effort to encourage connecting public transit to Lake St. Clair Metropark. Watch the meeting recording if you weren’t able to join us. Can't Make it to the Meeting? You Can Still Help Us.…

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New Partnership Brings Improved Internet Access to Families in Southeast Michigan

  • March 25, 2021

Your Metroparks have teamed up with The Library Network and the Suburban Library Cooperative to form an exciting new pilot partnership that aims to provide equitable access to wi-fi hotspot service for students in southeast Michigan. In the best of times, inequitable access to the internet is a major problem in the region. The Covid-19 pandemic shined a light on this problem, as schools shut down and moved to remote learning. It was difficult for many to provide the necessary…

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Metroparks Cut the Ribbon on New Displays at Lake St. Clair Metropark Nature Center

  • February 12, 2021

Your Huron-Clinton Metroparks have virtually cut the ribbon on a $60,000 renovation within the 4,500 square foot Nature Center at Lake St. Clair Metropark. Much needed upgrades were completed in part thanks to a $45,000 Recreation Passport grant from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. “We can not wait to share these new exhibits with all of our visitors, so until we can all experience them in person, we are going to share them virtually with everyone” says Metroparks Director,…

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Falling Snowflakes

  • February 2, 2021

Written by: Kim Sherwin, Metroparks Interpreter As I watch the recent falling snowflakes, I am brought back to childhood. The large fluffy snowflakes sashaying through the sky as I gazed up, sticking my tongue out and feeling the cold snowflakes dissolve on my warm tongue. The blanket of white snow dampened the sound of the neighborhood. Even now, as an adult, I enjoy holding out my glove to catch a falling snowflake. Little did I know, the snowflake that melted…

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Metroparks Looking to Cast a Wide Net to Fill Open Full and Part-Time Positions Across Southeast Michigan

  • February 2, 2021

Looking to make a career change, or maybe just a new environment? The Huron-Clinton Metroparks might be just the place you’re looking for.  The Metroparks currently have full-time, and part-time positions open in a variety of fields.  Join a team environment where you can be valued for who you are and help serve southeast Michigan in a unique working environment you won’t find anywhere else. Every day is different and exciting, and all team members get the opportunity to help…

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