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The native plants of the Water Street prairie need your help

The flowers that we planted last May are beginning to open up on the Water Street Prairie. They aren’t quite as plentiful as we’d hoped, which we attribute to the poor quality of the soil, and the continued presence of invasive species like Spotted Knapweed, but the native plants that we reintroduced to the site […]

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Sausage-loving philanthropists square off to take on 20-foot bratwursts for a good cause on March 20 at Ypsi’s Wurst Bar

Remember how, a few days ago, I told you that I was working on a top-secret, meat-related project? Well, I can now share the details… Here’s the press release: March 3, 2014 WURST CHALLENGE announced for March 20 in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Sausage-loving philanthropists square off to take on 20-foot bratwursts for a good cause. FLY […]

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It’s time to let the nine Michigan Republicans in Congress know that we hold them personally responsible for the shutdown

Today I received an email from Lon Johnson, the Chair of the Michigan Democratic Party. In it, he shared the following fact. “Every single Michigan Republican member of Congress,” he said, “voted in favor of the government shutdown.” I suppose I knew that, but, as I tend to hold those members of Congress who identify […]

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Water Street Commons trail building next Saturday afternoon

Now that the seeds we planted on May Day are beginning to sprout, it’s time for us to move onto the next phase of the Water Street Commons buildout – the construction of trails. Thanks to the efforts of Ypsilanti City Planner Teresa Gillotti, and the DTE road crews that spend their days trimming and […]

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We need $500 to seed bomb Water Street, and we’re almost there already!

I have a few updates relative to our May 1 seed bombing of Water Street. We reached out to a few reputable, in-state suppliers of native seed, and heard back from Native Connections in Three Rivers, Michigan that they had a prepared mix that might meet our needs. It contains significantly more species than we’d […]

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