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E-M:/ Three Weeks of Talking Land Use

Enviro-Mich message from "Brad Garmon" <bradmec@voyager.net>


Based on the recommendations developed by the Michigan Land Use Leadership
Council last summer, a series of full-page ads is running in selected
newspapers across the state, including the Sunday Detroit News/Free Press
and the Grand Rapids Press.  The ads started running two weeks ago and will
appear for three consecutive Sundays.  This is part of an effort to generate
more conversations about land use policy while there is heightened political
attention due to the elections.

A cool tool that is also available is a “candidate education” brochure that
includes several questions citizens and ask of their elected (or potentially
elected) officials.  A copy of this brochure is available at
www.michiganlanduse.org and we have hard copies available from the office if
you’d like them.

We can also use your help with some simple tasks to help raise awareness of
the critical land use issues facing our state. . . a few things you might do
. . .

- Clip an ad and send it to a candidate or local official with a short note
- Jot a letter to the editor about the ads and any thoughts they provoke
about local land use issues
- Pass out the brochures to your members, friends and neighbors.

The ads can be downloaded from www.michiganlanduse.org, the home page for
the Land Use Leadership Council. You can also click on our website at
www.mecprotects.org to learn more about the Michigan Environmental Council's
position on key land use recommendations made by the council.

Let Brad Garmon (bradmec@voyager.net) and me know if you’d like to help us
use these ads and brochures to build up a land use conversation in your

Conan Smith
Land Programs Director
Michigan Environmental Council
119 Pere Marquette, Suite 2A
Lansing, MI 48912

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