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Enviro-Mich message from Poulsondav <Poulsondav@aol.com>

Also on Michigan Live today:

Ottawa County's enviable distinction as the top agricultural county in 
the state isn't all roses. There is a price to pay for an area known for its
high-production dairy, chicken and turkey farms - a foul-smelling one. Parts
of the county produce too much manure, threatening waterways with 
an overabundance of phosphorus flushed off fields during rain storms.
Full story at 

PITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP - Land trusts vs. big dollars for development.
It may not be a fair matchup for now, but a group of activists trying to 
slow suburban sprawl hopes land trusts will catch on as a way to keep 
landowners from selling out to developers.

Zilwaukee residents know that too much rain water leaks into their sewer 
system.They can't agree, however, on what causes the problem or how to fix it.
For nearly 20 years, engineers from three companies - Advocate 
Engineering of Frankenmuth, Spicer Engineering of Saginaw and 
Zilwaukee's RC Engineering Associates Inc. - have said that the culprit 
is residential drains hooked into the wastewater treatment system.

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