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Annual Tree And Plant Sale Returns To Macomb County

Metro Detroit Community NewsMt Clemens, MI - Green Macomb and the Blue Water Conservation District have announced the return of their annual tree and plant sale, an opportunity for the public to purchase young trees, fruit trees, flowering shrubs, wildflower seed and other fruits and vegetables at reasonable prices.

More Samples From Bear Creek Confirm Elevated Contaminants

Metro Detroit Community NewsWarren, MI - The second round of water samples taken from Bear Creek near a plating company responsible for a chemical release to the creek confirms the presence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), cyanide and heavy metals downstream from the release.

Oakland County Recognizes Employees Who Helped Save Coworker

Metro Detroit Community NewsPontiac, MI - While some were focused on matters of the heart this Valentine’s Day, Oakland County was celebrating matters of James Fortune’s heart after his county coworkers saved him from what could have been a fatal heart attack.

Elevated Contaminant Levels Found In Creek After Spill In Warren

Metro Detroit Community NewsWarren, MI - The first round of samples taken from Bear Creek and a former plating business in Warren responsible for a chemical release to the creek show chemicals including metals and per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) were released to the waterway.

Oakland Co Announces Help For Homeowners After August Storms

Metro Detroit Community NewsPontiac, MI - Home and business owners in nine Michigan counties, including Oakland County, are now eligible for federal assistance to help recover from damages caused by severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding in August 2023.

MDARD Encourages Food Safety, Local Shopping For Game Day

Michigan Community NewsLansing, MI - As Michiganders gear up to watch the big game this Sunday, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) reminds party hosts to play it safe when handling and serving Super Bowl snacks. And, when planning your menu for game day, make sure your game plan includes Michigan food and agriculture ingredients.

EGLE Announces Clean Drinking Water Program For MI Schools

Michigan Community NewsLansing, MI - The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) has announced plans to implement new protections against lead in school drinking water under the Filter First legislation passed by the state legislature and signed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer last October.

EGLE Announces $65.9M In MI Clean Water Community Grants

Michigan Community NewsLansing, MI - A new water well and water main upgrades in Beaverton, lead service line replacements in several towns, and stormwater management improvements in Oakland County are the goals of more than $65 million in state grants recently awarded to Michigan communities.

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