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Free program helps home and business owners deal with mercury

(ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY COMPANY)– The Environmental Quality Company is proud to partner with The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Mercury Collection Project.

This is an on-going effort to collect and properly recycle mercury.  Small and large business operations have traditionally been overlooked during mercury collection events.  The project’s objective is to address this issue and promote a long-term solution for easily collecting and recycling of mercury.  The program is free to anyone located in Michigan – residents included. 

The program is easy.

Celebrate National Library Week at Spring Lake District Library

Celebrate National Library Week at Spring Lake District Library

SPRING LAKE, Mich.--Spring Lake District Library invites the community to join the nationwide celebration of National Library Week from April 14 through April 20.

This year’s National Library Week theme is Communities Matter @ Your Library. The staff of Spring Lake District Library encourages anyone who hasn’t visited the library recently to stop in and check out the newest resources available for patrons. Consumer Reports Online, iPads and  Nabi computer tablets for children are now available at the  library.

Libraries today are more than repositories for books. Often the heart of their communities, libraries are deeply committed to the places where their patrons live, work and study.

Earth Day Program @ SLDL: Climate Change & Sea Level Rise

Earth Day Program @ SLDL: Climate Change & Sea Level Rise

Spring Lake, MI--What more appropriate time is there to learn about the environmental issue of sea level rise than Earth Day?  Spring Lake District Library will be hosting a presentation about the effects of climate change on sea level rise on Monday, April 22 at 7:00 p.m.  Guest speaker Dr. Kevin Strychar will discuss the causes and the potential consequences of a rise in sea level. He’ll present information about why climate change and sea level rise are not just myths perpetuated by bad science. The public is invited to attend this free presentation.

Dr. Strychar is an Associate Professor at Grand Valley State University’s Annis Water Resources Institute in Muskegon. His field of expertise is climate change studies of aquatic and marine ecosystems.


For more information about this program call (616) 846-5770, ext. 107.  The library is located at 123 E. Exchange Street in Spring Lake.

GHAPS Planetarium Coordinator New NASA Ambassador

GHAPS Planetarium Coordinator New NASA Ambassador

Grand Haven Area Public Schools Planetarium Coordinator George Jaeger has been accepted into NASA's Solar System Ambassador (SSA) program, which will bring free planetarium opportunities to the community.

 

"As an ambassador, I will learn more about NASA's missions in space and, in turn, share that knowledge with the public through planetarium events," Jaeger says. "It is a privilege to participate in this program."

 

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), an operating division of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and a lead research and development center for NASA, sponsors the SSA program, which is a public outreach opportunity to share space exploration missions and information about recent discoveries to people in their local communities.

 

Jaeger says the program requires the district to host at least four free events open to the public over the course of a year.

 

Glacial geology professor presents program at LDL April 4 to compliment museum’s exhibit

 Glacial geology professor presents program at LDL April 4 to compliment museum’s exhibit

GRAND HAVEN, MI -- Hydrochemistry and glacial geology professor Alan Kehew, PhD., from Western Michigan University will discuss “Southwest Michigan’s Ice Age Landscapes” at the Loutit District Library (LDL) on April 4 at 7 p.m. in Program Room A.

Over the past several million years, Michigan has been repeatedly overridden by glaciers, punctuated by periods such as the present, in which these huge glaciers melted away.

Dr. Kehew will highlight the last major glaciation, which ended in Michigan about 10,000 years ago. The deposits and landforms created during this glaciations form our landscape today.

The talk will provide an overview of the retreat of the last major ice sheet in North America, forming the Great Lakes in the process. The major glacial processes and their effects will be discussed, with specific emphasis on the landforms and sediments of southwestern Michigan.

Celebrate Made In Michigan Products and Cast Your Sunday Vote!

Celebrate Made In Michigan Products and Cast Your Sunday Vote!

Join us in celebrating Michigan products with the Made in Michigan Bracket Challenge. Click HERE to download the bracket.

Each day we'll have four matchups, one from each bracket, as we go through some of our great Made in Michigan products. If you don't know a product, you may want to search the products name in the search bar on the top of the page and check out a past Made in Michigan feature story that aired earlier.

Also, check our WZZM13 Facebook page starting March 25th for ways that you can win some Made in Michigan merchandise.

A new poll will be posted each day.

Celebrate Made In Michigan Products and Cast Your Saturday Vote!

Celebrate Made In Michigan Products and Cast Your Saturday Vote!

Join us in celebrating Michigan products with the Made in Michigan Bracket Challenge. Click HERE to download the bracket.

Each day we'll have four matchups, one from each bracket, as we go through some of our great Made in Michigan products. If you don't know a product, you may want to search the products name in the search bar on the top of the page and check out a past Made in Michigan feature story that aired earlier.

Also, check our WZZM13 Facebook page starting March 25th for ways that you can win some Made in Michigan merchandise.

A new poll will be posted each day.