Michigan DNR

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Grand Prix officials and activists are clashing over the location of the annual race in Detroit.

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The US Environmental Agency announced a roughly one million dollar grant to Saginaw County Thursday to improve fish habitat in Saginaw Bay.

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Volunteers are being sought to protect the spawning run of lake sturgeon along the Black River in Cheboygan County.

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State wildlife officials said winter weather often causes large fish die offs in Michigan. Ice cover on lakes and streams reduces oxygen levels and aquatic life essentially suffocates. Now, the DNR is announcing an online system for people to report mass quantities of dead fish that surface in the spring.

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The DNR is awarding nearly one-and-a-half million dollars in grants to improve parks and outdoor facilities in Michigan. The money comes from the Recreational Passport Program that motorist say “yes” or “no” to each time they register their car.

The program started seven years ago. DNR Grant Coordinator, Lindsay Ross, said the participation in recreational passports has grown and this has allowed the state to give more.