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                      South Fox Island Land Swap Public Forum
 
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has again requested the Michigan Attorney General approve a land swap on South Fox Island, which would remove from public ownership some of the island's most spectacular resources:  300-foot tall critical dunes with breathtaking sunset views, 400-year old virgin cedars, and an ecosystem described by the DNR staff as "globally rare".  More than a dozen environmental, hunting and land use organizations have gone on record opposing this swap, yet the DNR continues to ignore the public and pursue a deal.
 
A public forum will be held on Saturday, February 8, 1-3 pm at the Heritage Center (322 Sixth Street) in Traverse City.   Learn about the history of the land swap, see stunning photos , and receive information on how to stop the swap.  State legislators and officials have been invited to participate.
 
Sponsored by:
Michigan Land Use Institute
Traverse Group of the Sierra Club
Northern Michigan Environmental Action Council
Grand Traverse Audubon Club
South Fox Island Public Hunters Club
Michigan Conservation Foundation
 
For more info go to:
 
www.mlui.org
 
www.michigan.sierraclub.org/traverse
 
or contact:
Jim Lively                     Monica Evans                     Bob Marshall
231-882-4723                    231-325-6812                            NMEAC
jim@mlui.org                    imagine@betsievalley.net           nmeac@traverse.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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