Tag Archives: Huron River

So, Ypsilanti, should we repair or remove the Peninsular Dam?

As you may have heard, over the next several months, members of our City Council will be debating whether we should remove Ypsilanti’s aging Peninsular Dam, or invest approximately $640,000 in its renovation… Following, in hopes that it might help some of you to better understand the various issues at play in the “remove vs. […]

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Totally Quotable Arlo: In Charge Edition

There are a few dozen things I probably should be writing about tonight, but I don’t feel much up to it. I was at a friend’s house earlier this evening, when he unexpectedly invited me to check out his hidden scotch vault, and all of the pent up anger, which I was going to use […]

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The Olmsted Brothers’ 1913 plan for Ypsi’s stretch of the Huron River

Way back in 2007, after learning that my friend Nat Edmunds was in possession of an original copy of the 1913 Huron River Improvement Plan drafted by influential landscape architects John Charles Olmsted and Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr., I made a promise on this site that I’d figure out a way to get it scanned […]

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The Gilbert Residence slip’n slide

When I heard that the owners of the Gilbert Residence, in an effort to differentiate themselves from other retirement communities, were building a slip’n slide from their back door, down to the Huron River, I didn’t believe it. But, sure enough, I went down to the river to investigate today, and it looks like they’re […]

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Deer assassination in Ann Arbor, habitats for fish sex in Ypsi, the music of Heather Evans, and our first in-studio bat infestation… on episode 33 of the Saturday Six Pack

After kicking things off with the awesome into song written by our recent guest Frank Allison, we jumped right into things with University of Michigan Associate Professor Rebecca Hardin, the host of WCBN’s environmental news show It’s Hot in Here, and avid hunter Ben Connor Barrie, the editor of the Ann Arbor blog Damn Arbor. […]

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