LANSING — The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement regarding the bipartisan infrastructure legislation that passed the U.S. Senate Tuesday. . . .
Our parks and natural areas are available and preserved for the good of all of us.
Whether it’s a neighborhood park or a state wilderness area—our parks and public land are where Michiganders connect with nature and also with each other.
For many decades, Michiganders have worked hard to preserve, protect and invest in our parks and natural areas. Their commitment made our family picnics, our beach days and our camping trips possible. Without a doubt, those family traditions are worth passing on to the next generation. And today we have the knowledge and skills to manage our natural areas more responsibly and sustainably than ever before.
But today some of our leaders don’t seem to understand what’s at stake. Where you see sand dunes, they see dollar signs. Where you see community gardens, they see wasted space. Where you see a vibrant forest, they see government overreach. That disconnect has produced state legislators who want to auction off our forests and parks to the highest bidder.
In recent years, we’ve seen protections for critical sand dunes dismantled, efforts to strip funding for some of our most cherished parks, attacks on science-based management of our public lands, proposals to open up historic forests and local communities to unchecked oil and gas development.
Now it is up to us to protect them for future generations of Michiganders. Since the organization was founded in 1999, Michigan LCV members have been on the front lines, stopping the worst-of-the-worst. In this section you can find about the pressing challenges facing our parks and public land, as well as learn what you can do to make a difference in protecting them:
Grand Haven Citizens Band Together to Oppose New Gas Plant on Harbor Island Just months ago, Grand Haven citizens gathered on the . . .
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An important note for the following weeks: The Michigan State Legislature will be on summer break during July and August. While the . . .
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Senator Wayne Schmidt introduces Senate Resolution to protect 30 percent of Michigan land and water by 2030
LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement regarding Senate Resolution 72 introduced by Senator Wayne Schmidt . . .
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This edition of Michigan LCV Family Stories highlights Lauren May, a high school student and Our Water Activist/volunteer for Michigan LCV. Her . . .
Environmental Updates From the Governor’s Desk Gov. Whitmer Announces Historic $250M Investment in State Parks In the summer, people from around the . . .
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement in support of Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s plan to use . . .