Environment

What, No More Surfing on the Red Cedar River?

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Four engineering students have proposed removing the underwater dam across from MSU’s Administration Building and replacing it with a series of "rock arch rapids." ELi's Jessy Gregg dives below the surface for this report.

Three "Unsung Heroes" Recognized with Crystal Awards

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

On April 18 the City of East Lansing recognized three residents for their contributions to community life. ELi's Noa Kuszai reports on who the recipients are, and how each has worked to improve the city we live in.

Council Mandates EV Charging Stations on Some Private Properties

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

At the suggestion of Mayor Pro Tem Erik Altmann, Council has voted unanimously to require private property owners to install electric vehicle charging stations in some parking lots. The decision comes not without controversy. ELi’s Brad Minor reports.

Council Considers Mandating Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Monday, March 25, 2019

Council will likely vote Tuesday on a law aimed at mandating the installation of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations on some private properties. The draft ordinance has been controversial. ELi's Brad Minor reports on the Planning Commission's position.

Oh, Deer! What’s Your Experience?

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Whether or not you have deer in your neighborhood, if you live in East Lansing, ELi is asking you to take a quick survey. We want to know where the deer are in the city, and what you think should be the City's management approach. ELi's Jessy Gregg explains.

Maple Syrup Festival Returns to Fenner This Weekend

Monday, March 11, 2019

This Saturday at Fenner Nature Center you can sample maple-based treats, learn about tree tapping, maple syrup distilling, forestry management, and enjoy a pancake breakfast. Nick Wright tells you what you need to know about this annual family event.

Local Compost and Rain Barrel Sale to Honor Earth Day

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Need something to make you believe that, some day, spring will come? The Regional Recycling Coordinating Committee is holding a composter and rain barrel sale in honor of Earth Day and to promote composting. ELi's Noa Kuszai reports.

Major Sewer Upgrade Means Loss of Trees, Gain of Capacity

Friday, March 1, 2019

The Chesterfield Hills and Brody neighborhoods are set to be affected by a major sewer upgrade on Michigan Avenue. ELi's Jessy Gregg talked to Public Works staff to find out what residents should expect along Michigan Avenue.

Quiet Water Symposium Returns to East Lansing

Monday, February 25, 2019

The 24th annual Quiet Water Symposium will be held on Saturday, March 2, at the MSU Pavilion for Agriculture and Livestock Education. Over 200 exhibitors, speakers, and hands-on demonstrations promoting non-motorized outdoor recreation and conservation will be at the event. ELi's Paige Filice reports.

City Manager Did Not Seek to Track Mercury Spill

Thursday, February 21, 2019

What finally moved East Lansing's City Manager to ask what might have happened to mercury spilled at the City's wastewater treatment plant, a full year after it was revealed that the spill had been spread around town?

Bee School Prepares Enthusiasts for Success

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

This Saturday, February 23, a local organization is offering a day-long class for those interested in, or new to beekeeping. ELi's Sarah Spohn tells you about the class, the organization behind it, and why we live in a great place for keeping bees.

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