Environment

Snow and Ice Reminders and Tips

Monday, December 12, 2016

Now seems like a good time to provide some reminders and tips from ELi about snow and ice management for East Lansing residents.

Couple Relieved Lawsuit Is Over, But Warn Others

Thursday, November 3, 2016

In spite of it costing them stress and money, Dick and Conni Crittenden do not regret fighting BWL to save their trees. In fact, they're still urging other East Lansing homeowners to do the same.

Deer Survey to Begin In Eight City Parks

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

MSU students will try to figure out how many deer we've got now in eight East Lansing parks. Then it'll be up the Council to decide what to do from there.

Council Condemns House, Allows Pumpkin Parking

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

What did City Council do this week? Condemned a house, followed a wish to have free parking during the Great Pumpkin Walk, set a tax exemption hearing, and much more.

Ask ELi: BWL and Your Trees—What Are Your Rights?

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Today, "Ask ELi" looks at the question of what rights property owners have with regard to BWL's tree trimming and tree removal. We talk to Greg McClelland, the lawyer who defended two East Lansing homeowners sued by BWL.

Indigenous People’s Day Celebration Draws Large Crowd

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

This year marked the first time the City of East Lansing recognized Indigenous People's Day in place of Columbus Day. Lee Sprague (photo) and other speakers at a celebration at The Rock noted the holiday's history and pointed to present-day concerns of many North American indigenous people.

Emerging BRT Plans to Be Presented Monday in East Lansing

Thursday, September 29, 2016

With controversy over the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) plan increasing, CATA has decided to directly present the project to East Lansing residents next Monday evening. Read more from ELi's Alice Dreger.

Environmental Groups Ask for Volunteers to Help Monitor Local River Health

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Two local environmental groups are asking for volunteers this weekend (10/1/16) and next (10/8/16) to put on a pair of waders, become citizen scientists and help monitor the help of streams flowing into the Red Cedar River. ELi's Paige Filice explains the process, and how you can get involved.

Four Years After Application Submitted, DEQ Reviews EL Wastewater Plant's Permit

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Four years after East Lansing applied for a renewal of its expired environmental permit to dump millions of gallons a day of treated wastewater into the Red Cedar River, the DEQ is suddenly reviewing the application. A lot has happened at that plant since that application went in. The DEQ is giving the public only until Friday to weigh in.

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