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E-M:/ Governor to Appear at Earth Day Event

Enviro-Mich message from Craig_Riley@URSCorp.com

Can anyone provide a list of Earth Day activities in the Detroit area?

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                      "Brad Garmon"                                                                                                         
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                         Earth Day at the Capitol
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                         Thursday, April 22, 2004
                                Lansing, MI

                              Register here!

Who: All Michiganders who are interested in learning about all of the
different organizations, policies and projects that work towards protecting
Michigan's special places.

What: Gather at the State Capitol building to participate in an Earth Day
fair, with opportunities to:
      Hear Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm speak and sign landmark
      environmental legislation
      Meet organizations and individuals dedicated to protecting Michigan's
      environment, farmland and communities
      Participate in training sessions that will take you through the
      details of some revolutionary policy packages and give you insight
      into starting, fighting and winning a land use battle with speakers
      including, Mike Garfield, leader of Ann Arbor's Greenbelt Campaign,
      Scott Everett from American Farmland Trust and Tom Barwin, Ferndale
      City Manager.
      Table for your organization, sign-up new members, distribute
      Have a relaxing picnic on the Capitol steps with music from Lansing's
      own "Honest D. Smith and The Steel Reserve"
When:     Earth Day! Thursday April 22, 2004
                Events begin at 10:00 a.m. and last until 3:00 p.m.
                Governor Granholm Presentation and Bill Signing at 1:00

Where: On the lawn of your State Capitol in downtown Lansing, Michigan

How:  Register at www.mymichigan.org or come down to the Capitol and check
in at the booth on the north lawn.

                         Thursday, April 22, 2004

10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Mike Garfield, Capitol Room 405.  Many have called Ann Arbor's Green Belt
millage the single most significant land preservation measure approved by
voters in Michigan's history. Mike Garfield, Executive Director of the
Ecology Center in Ann Arbor will share the strategies and tactics they used
to buck the sprawl trend.

Jennifer Wolfin, Capitol Room 404.  Jennifer is a Marketing Counselor for
Pace & Partners in Lansing, and  works directly with the Kellogg
Foundation's People and Land Program. She will be discussing how to
effectively communicate land use problems, events and decisions to the
media and the public at large.

11:00 a.m. ? 11:15 a.m.
Press Conference. PIRGIM and the Sierra Club will be releasing a report
that focuses on the Bush Administration's gutting of our nation's
environmental policies, which could put some of Michigan's most cherished
natural vacation spots at risk.

11:15 a.m. ? 12:00 p.m.
Tom Barwin, Capitol Room 404.  Ferndale City Manager Tom Barwin, who has
spearheaded the rejuvenation of one of Detroit's first suburbs, will offer
information and strategies for revitalizing Michigan's long-neglected
communities. Barwin took the reins of the then-crumbling suburb of Ferndale
in 1997 and set out to revive it.

Scott Everett, Capitol Room 405.  The Regional Director for the American
Farmland Trust, Scott Everett will share strategies and tactics for saving
Michigan's farmland and turning the tide that threatens Michigan's
agricultural economy.

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch and Live Music: Bring your own brown bag and make it a picnic!
Honest D Smith and The Steel Reserve

1:00 p.m.
Governor Jennifer Granholm, Presentation and Bill Signing
SB 252 and SB 560 will strengthen the water discharge permit fee system to
reward clean companies and make big  polluters pay their fair share for
polluting Michigan's lakes, streams, and rivers.

1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
John Waterman, Capitol Room 405.  John is the Executive Director of the
Program to Educate All Cyclists, based in Ann Arbor. He assists individuals
with disabilities to become competent cyclists. For over a decade, the
program has drawn national attention as it improves the lives of
participants with increased independence, fitness, and enhanced self-image.

Conan Smith, Capitol Room 404.  Conan is the Land Programs Director for the
Michigan Environmental Council; he will be discussing current state land
use policies and their connection to local land use battles.

2:30 p.m. ? 3:00 p.m.
Closing Remarks and Socializing

For more information or to pre-register, contact
Ben Stupka, Michigan Environmental Council
benmec@voyager.net, 517-487-9539
or visit http://www.mymichigan.org/

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