September 2014

  • Do you really need an engineer to design your trail?

    Several years ago, I met Fred Meijer at a meeting. Mr. Meijer was well known for his philanthropy, especially in the development of bicycle paths across West Michigan. When he found out that I design these paths, he baitingly asked me, “Why do we need an engineer to design bike paths?” I gave him all […]

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  • Michigan Trails – Extensive Directory

    Ever wonder just how extensive Michigan’s trails are? Google maps just doesn’t cut it when it comes to finding the best recreational, non-motorized paths close to your location. Michigan Trails Magazine and Website partners with the West Michigan Trails & Greenways Coalition (WMT&GC) and the Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance (MTGA). Their website, TrailsMichigan.com, has […]

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  • Happy Michigan Trails Week! September 20-27

    Gov. Rick Snyder has proclaimed September 20-27 Michigan Trails Week, and the MDNR is inviting everyone to go off-road and to be part of the celebration. “Grab your friends and family, find a trail and let the adventure begin!” To end the week, on September 27, Recreation Passports and vehicle entry fees will be waived […]

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  • Funds available to remove dams and replace culverts

    The US Fish & Wildlife Service once again has funds available to help owners remove dams and replace old culverts. The application deadline is November 7, 2014. The National Fish Passage Program provides funds to remove dams and to replace “perched” culverts—those that prohibit upstream fish passage because the culvert bottom is too high for […]

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  • Round Two SAW Grant Recipients Announced

    MDEQ has released the Round Two SAW Grant Recipients List. Those communities highlighted in blue will receive a total of over $91 million in SAW Grants later this fall. Congratulations to all of them!

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  • Aeronautics Commission honors Mackinac County Airport manager Paul Fullerton

    Last week the Michigan Aeronautics Commission (MAC) presented its Award of Excellence to long-time aviator and P&N client, Paul Fullerton, manager of the Mackinac County Airport in St. Ignace, Michigan. Fullerton has worked in aviation for more than 35 years serving the citizens of Mackinac County, Mackinac Island, and Bois Blanc Island. The MAC salutes […]

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  • Mark Lee honored in Hart’s memorial

    On September 9, 2014, the City of Hart dedicated a memorial in honor of of our colleague Mark Lee. WWTP Superintendent Paul Cutter and City Manager Stan Rickard, along with the Hart WWTP committee, were on hand to unveil it. Mark’s wife and daughters were also in attendance. Paul constructed the stone monument with insight […]

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  • New Funding Source: Crowdfunding via Patronicity

    We blogged about this in July, and now have more details. The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) has partnered with Michigan Municipal League and Patronicity to create a Michigan-based crowdfunding platform called Public Spaces Community Places. Residents and businesses in communities can use it to raise money for their own public spaces. The cool thing: […]

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