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July 22, 2014 | Elaine M. Bush | Protect your skin, eyes and immune system from the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays not only during the summer but year round.
July 22, 2014 | Brad Neumann | With rainfall intensification predicted in the Midwest, a new checklist guides communities in developing policies and standards to improve flood resilience.
July 21, 2014 | Kendra Wills | County fair animal auctions provide opportunities for chefs to purchase local beef, chicken, rabbit, pork and lamb while supporting youth.
July 21, 2014 | Kurt H. Schindler | Zoning can be written, or prepared, several different ways. Most common is to think of zoning as traditional, conventional, performance-based, form-based or a mix of each of these.
July 21, 2014 | Kurt H. Schindler | There is no state oversight of planning and zoning. There is no statewide library of all master plans and zoning ordinances. Thus, trying to find out who has zoning, and what it covers, and what type of regulations exist is very difficult.
July 18, 2014 | Julia Darnton | Hectic summer schedules can leave Michiganders scrambling to find gifts during a season known for graduations and family gatherings - local farmers markets can help!
July 18, 2014 | Dean Solomon | Water supply, land use and energy production are all impacted by climate change. How these three sectors interact complicate climate change mitigation and adaptation decisions.
July 18, 2014 | Andy Northrop | Voluntourism can be general described as a combination of service, adventure, professional development and networking typically matched with your passion.
July 18, 2014 | Andy Northrop | What do you get when you combine service with travel and volunteering with tourism?
July 18, 2014 | Mark Thomas | Being an attractive community is the first step in attracting new business. It is important to enhance and promote your attributes.
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Date: Jul 27, 2014 - Aug 2, 2014
Location: Camp Chickagami, 6952 Kauffman Blvd., Presque Isle, MI 49777
Date: Jul 28, 2014 - Aug 1, 2014
Location: Indian Springs Metropark Environmental Discovery Center, White Lake Road, 5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386
Date: Jul 29, 2014
Location: Treetops Resort Conference Center, 3962 Wilkinson Rd., Gaylord, MI 49735
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