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Re: E-M:/ Golf Courses -- not just about pollution

I remember seeing a statistic about Michigan having 250,000 acres of state parks and 260,000 acres of golf courses.  Can anyone corroborate this fascinating little tidbit?
David J. Zaber
----- Original Message -----
From: Tim Flynn
To: anne.woiwode@sfsierra.sierraclub.org ; enviro-mich@great-lakes.net
Sent: Friday, June 04, 1999 9:23 AM
Subject: Re: E-M:/ Golf Courses -- not just about pollution

Enviro-Mich message from "Tim Flynn" <tflynn@freeway.net>

> Folks:
> Michigan has more golf courses per capita than any other state in the nation,
> despite the fact that we have winter (meaning a 8 month season even for the
> most hardy).  Even if you could build every one of them to the highest
> standards, I think it is not environmentally sound for people to build more
> golf courses in Michigan.  The other factors that surround golf courses and
> the environment:

Thank you Anne!

What we need is a moratorium on an new golf courses and the little cities
they produce.

In northern Michigan, they have the ecological effect of a permanent toxic
clearcut, plus the habitat destruction of the surrounding sprawl.


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