2020 - January
January
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Saving a piece of northern Michigan history, one bite at a time

Grand Traverse Commons

Community commitment to the old Traverse City State Hospital saved it from the wrecking ball, then a developer’s vision and EGLE investment made history.

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Historic WWJ building is the latest historic landmark to be redeveloped with EGLE help

Exterior of WWJ Building

EGLE staff get to visit some pretty cool places while helping communities reuse contaminated sites. The historic WWJ building in Oak Park is one.

21
Standish historical depot restored to the center of community life after gas station cleanup

Standish's old depot was restored to the center of community life after a contaminated gas station next door was demolished and the pollution removed by EGLE.

16
Fast Five times two: EGLE meteorologists keep an eye on the sky to track pollutants

Susan Hengesbach (l) and Jim Haywood are EGLE's meteorologists

EGLE's meteorologists work in the Air Quality Division to model the impact of air pollutants such as ozone across the state.

15
EGLE Director testifies before Michigan House Appropriations Committee on Electro-Plating Services incident

Solar panel installation at Houghton schools in the Upper PeninsulaEGLE Director Clark testified before the Michigan House of Representatives' Appropriations Committee on Jan. 15 about the Electro-Plating Services incident.

15
Solar array powers lessons about renewable energy at Houghton-Portage Township Schools with help of EGLE grant

Solar panel installation at Houghton schools in the Upper PeninsulaThe U.P. school district installed a roof-mounted solar photovoltaic energy system -- partly funded by an EGLE grant -- that will offset energy costs and provide real-world lessons about renewable energy.

14
First of Michigan's zero emissions electric school buses arrive to transport students

Michigan state police inspect electric school busThe first of Michigan's electric school buses arrived recently at five Michigan school districts. EGLE is contributing to the funding of the program.

09
Federal, state agencies, and private sector team up to restore Kalamazoo River at former dam site

Former Otsego Township dam and spillway prior to restoration work, August 2013

The removal of a failing century-old dam has restored a stretch of the Kalamazoo River closer to its natural state, improved angling and water sport opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts.

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January puts focus on testing your home for radon, a cancer-causing gas

Graphic on one in four Michigan homes having high levels of radonWith high radon levels in one of every four homes in Michigan, EGLE is joining with others to observe Radon Action Month in January.

07
EGLE launches new online FOIA request processing portal

Freedom of Information graphicEGLE has launched GovQA -- its new online Freedom of Information Act request processing portal.

02
Marquette homeowner praises EGLE's swift action to minimize damage from high water levels

Shore stabilization work in Marquette on Lake Superior shoreHigh water levels have caused adverse effects for many property owners who live along lakes around the state, and in response, EGLE is expediting permits for work to stem further damage.