The Future of our Parks is in Danger

It's hard to imagine American the Beautiful without our local, state, and national parks. Unfortunately there is another environmental protection fund that could be at risk. The Land and Water Conservation Fund was established in 1964 by Congress to make sure important land and water resources would be set aside for recreational purposes. This includes state … Continue reading The Future of our Parks is in Danger

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Heading North For A While

I just got back from a week long vacation in my favorite state. Michigan is absolutely beautiful this time of year with its luscious greens and comfortable temperatures. The month of June was jam-packed with tons of activity including my performing in a community theatre production of Into the Woods and having to say goodbye … Continue reading Heading North For A While

Frack Attack

With most introductions to the newest trend in “clean energy” the public response is explosive. In the Midwest we are seeing this with hydrologic fracturing (or “fracking”), a process used to extract natural gas from deep in the ground. Pictured right is a shale map from U.S. Energy Information Administration. With nationwide reports of water … Continue reading Frack Attack

This lake is my lake; this lake is your lake…

Our lakes are in trouble, which threatens to drag down an already stressed economy in the Great Lakes region. A study was released this month by the National Wildlife Federation called- Feast and Famine in the Great Lakes: How Nutrients and Invasive Species Interact to Overwhelm the Coasts and Starve Offshore Waters, about the greatest … Continue reading This lake is my lake; this lake is your lake…