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April 24, 2014 | Dean Solomon | Strategic placemaking is a more focused form of placemaking designed to attract talented workers. Small communities struggle to distinguish this approach from more general placemaking efforts.
April 24, 2014 | Terry McLean | Evaluation results from the Annual Meeting indicated that participants consider the overall value of the network to be excellent.
April 24, 2014 | Beth Clawson | Spring is the time of year with the highest number of wildfires in Michigan. Most of these are the result of human activities from burning leaves, brush and other trash. Farms and rural dwellings are most at risk.
April 24, 2014 | Garrett Ziegler | Local food Credit options 2 and 3 give greater options for supporting local food through monetary and volunteer support pledges.
April 24, 2014 | Garrett Ziegler | Innovative local food supply chain work on display at the 2nd annual national food hub conference in Raleigh, North Carolina.
April 23, 2014 | Kendra Wills | West Michigan schools, hospitals and farmers encouraged to participate in a new local purchasing campaign.
April 23, 2014 | Jane Herbert | Michigan Department of Environmental Quality urges caution. Flood waters can carry contaminants into residential well water supplies.
April 23, 2014 | Elaine M. Bush | As most Michigan wildfires occur in the spring, participate in this day of action to reduce your wildfire risk.
April 23, 2014 | Claire Layman | Thinking errors and emotions affect whom and what we believe about climate change.
April 21, 2014 | Glenn Pape | Creating public spaces that pedestrians want to occupy and feel comfortable in.
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Date: Apr 26, 2014
Location: The Alpena Mall, US 23 South, Alpena, MI 49707
Date: Apr 26, 2014
Location: Lovells Township Complex, 8405 Twin Bridge Rd, Grayling, MI 49738
Date: Apr 29, 2014
Location: Alcona Schools Board of Education Meeting Room, 61 North Barlow Road, Lincoln, MI 48742
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