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E-M:/ S.B. 429 - A New Effort to Weaken Natural River Progra

Enviro-Mich message from anne.woiwode@sfsierra.sierraclub.org


This bill sounds like a real dog -- the "lawnification" of natural rivers
is really appalling -- maybe we should make sure they exempt lawn ornaments as
well.  Welcome to the reality that most people don't know the difference
between "natural" landscapes and golf courses.  This may be the place to

Anne Woiwode

Can you imagine sand beaches, concrete pathways, 
exotic plant species, and gazebos on the banks of 
the Au Sable, Jordan, Pere Marquette, Huron, and the 
Betsie Rivers.  Well, it could all happen under a recently
introduced senate bill. 

Senate Bill 429, which is sponsored by Senators Bullard, Stille, 
and Stein was recently introduced in the Natural Resource 
and Environment Committee.  If you would like more 
information on this Bill, contact Scott McEwen at Tip of the 
Mitt Watershed Council's Michigan River Network project.
(616) 347-1181 or by e-mail smcewen@freeway.net

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