The Friends of Rouge Park, along with students and faculty from Lawrence Tech, unveiled the early drafts of their master plan for Rouge Park recently. Rouge Park is, in my opinion, incredibly important simply because it is largest park in Detroit.
A plant quietly grows in our city that incited a revolution in how we fasten things together. In this video, I show you what it looks like and share this story of nature-inspired design involving Swiss engineer George de Mestral, some seeds, and an idea that just wouldn't let go.
Jenelle explains that she still chooses jail over probation, so her lawyer pulls out his phone to consult his calendar. "It'll be a total of 16 days in jail," he clarifies, since he's not sure if Jenelle can count to double digits.
Jenner is facing 45 days in jail. The probation officer would like to give her a second chance, but she's not ready for it, since that would mean nine more months without weed. Just to be clear: She's picking jail over giving up marijuana.
With the help of people just like you and me, collectively we will know a whole lot more about the numbers and types of sea life in our waters, how best to respond to a major disturbance, and how much success we're having in protecting vulnerable habitats.
Public parks don't tend to be cash cows, but the park that sits on top of the old Fresh Kills Landfill on Staten Island is different. It will be three times the size of Central Park and will sit atop 50 years of trash produced by five boroughs.
There's only one undeveloped headland left on the West Coast's largest estuary that could be a local and world center for natural ecosystem services, youth recreation, education, jobs and opportunities.
I encourage everyone, no matter what part of these United States you live in (or even if you live elsewhere), to take a "trip out West" at some point in your life. Get in a car, and go explore everything west of Denver.