Michigan Environmental Report

News from Michigan Environmental Council on public policies affecting the health of Michigan's people and environment

Honeybee swarm!

This honeybee swarm in a residential neighborhood is terrifying, unless you know a bit about honeybees. I learned from the wise old hands from the Southeastern Michigan Beekeepers Association who taught me and several dozen other newbie classmates the ancient art and science of this fascinating trade/hobby last year.


One if By Land

The Legislative Ground Assault on Pure Michigan

So much of what makes Pure Michigan so pure starts with our land-the miles of forests, the majestic dunes, the undeveloped trout streams and backcountry trails. Without the incredible Great Lakes landscapes that define us, we'd just be another Indiana, Ohio or Missouri.


Today's impromptu effort to change a little bitty corner of the world

Dear Dean Transportation:


A Sensational Moon Rising Over Michigan: How to Make the Most of This Weekend

Super Moon

Fly me to the moon Let me play among the stars Let me see what spring is like On Jupiter and Mars

-Frank Sinatra In other words, it's almost the weekend and it's springtime. So you need a fantastic Saturday plan. Well, what could be better than a Pure Michigan enviro-chic date night watching the ‘super moon' rise?


Sustainable Spirits!

At the Michigan Environmental Council we're willing to do just about anything to help the environment. And if that means drinking a locally crafted beer or glass of Michigan wine, then so be it!


Action alert: Help us stop bad land cap bill!

Michigan Distilled loyalists!


Michigan finally bans open garbage burning. Some of it, anyway....sort of


Tuesday Linkaround: Leelanau tops healthy list and U.P. mining gets national exposure