Renewable Energy Poll, Brook Trout Passage, Earth Day Cleanup

For Friday, March 30, 2018

1 – 
A survey says Michigan voters support generating 100 percent of electricity from clean and renewable sources.

The poll was commissioned by the Sierra Club and conducted by a research firm.

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Poll snippet. Credit: Sierra Club

It found that seven in 10 Michigan voters would favor a goal of generating all of the state’s electricity using sources like solar and wind by 2030.

Most Michiganders polled said they also believe the state can meet a 100 percent clean energy goal by 2030. More than 50 cities across the country have already adopted the goal.

Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research conducted the survey of 500 registered voters in December 2017.

2 – Brook trout will benefit from efforts by Huron Pines.

The Gaylord nonprofit is working with road commissions, conservation organizations and state and federal agencies to reconnect more than 77 miles of upstream habitat across Alcona, Iosco, Ogemaw, Oscoda and Presque Isle counties.

The effort is funded in part through the Sustain Our Great Lakes program

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Via Giphy

Nine road-stream crossings will be restored to connect brook trout and other fish to upstream habitat, allowing them to migrate freely for spawning.

The project will continue through 2020, and may expand in the future.

Huron Pines working with an Alpena engineering firm to begin designs for the improvements.

3 – The Saginaw Basin Land Conservancy is organizing a cleanup of the Golson Nature Area in Bay City during Earth Day weekend. 

Volunteers will help pick up litter, clear brush from trails, and get the park back in shape for another season of outdoor recreation. 

The conservancy will have work gloves and tools available for volunteers. People are welcome to bring your own gloves, rakes, pruners, and loppers. 

The cleanup is from 9 am to noon on Saturday, April 21. Call the conservancy at 891-9986 for more details. 

– Mr. Great Lakes is heard at 9:30 a.m. Fridays in Bay City, Michigan, on Delta College Q-90.1 FM NPR. Follow @jeffkart on Twitter #MrGreatLakes

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Credit: Brian Rawson-Ketchum

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