Entries by Ashlyn Korienek

Explaining the Buzz about Bees

When most people think of heroes, the top of the list might include Superman or even the local firefighters. What might not come to mind is a small insect responsible for pollinating more than 300 million flowers a day – bees. That’s right, bees and other insects pollinate over a […]

Milo and the Earth Savers Club

Milo and his band of kindergarten Earth Savers are the next generation of environmental activists Most kindergarteners are learning how to spell or read, but Milo Kraegel, 6-years-old, set his goal to start the first-ever Earth Saving Club at Congress Elementary School. In a matter of months, Milo, with the […]

5 Spring Cleaning Tips from WMEAC

5 Spring Cleaning Tips written by: Ashlyn Korienek For many, the spring weather brings more time to enjoy nature, outdoor hobbies, and of course, it’s the perfect time to start spring cleaning and go green in your household. Don’t forget to check out our Green Cleaning Guide for your spring […]

Improving the Quality of Duck Creek and Duck Lake

In an effort to improve the quality of Duck Creek and Duck Lake, Freshwater Future has awarded the Duck Creek Watershed Assembly (DCWA) in Muskegon County a grant in the amount of $15,000. WMEAC is partnering with DCWA to help administer the grant. DCWA will investigate increased sedimentation, where local […]

River City Water Festival Poster Contest – Winners!

In honor of the third annual River City Water Festival, a 5th grade student’s poster design was chosen to promote the event with their ideal “Water Superhero.” The 2017 event aims to spread awareness on protecting the Great Lakes and Grand River from nonpoint source pollution. Elaine Isely, WMEAC water […]

Winona LaDuke – “We have to speak for those without a voice”

Inspiring others to use their voice, WMEAC’s Women and the Environment Symposium  encourages women to advocate for causes they care about for themselves, others, and the environment. Serving as a week-long effort from Feb. 23 through March 2, the 2017 symposium will feature Winona LaDuke, keynote speaker at the “Hidden […]

Water Trail: 2016 Lower Grand River Improvement Plan Released

Amongst many of the wonders Michigan has to offer, the Grand River, which runs through several counties in Mid- and West-Michigan, provides a significant source of freshwater for recreational use. Whether it’s a short kayaking trip along the bayous, or a longer stand-up paddling trip down the mainstem, there’s plenty […]