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Monitoring Michigan's migrating monarchs »

"In a quiet, out-of-the-way corner of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, down a narrow, winding, one-lane road, lies a unique spot whose significance you might not guess from its secluded surroundings."



Dingell Applauds Detroit River Restoration Projects »

"DETROIT, MI – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today joined Friends of the Detroit River, Michigan Sea Grant, and other project partners to celebrate the hard work and dedication of those who have helped shape a new future for the Detroit River. The restoration projects highlighted included a tour of Stony Island near Grosse Ile, where work is being done to counteract wetland loss on land that is critical to fish, waterfowl and migratory birds, and Belle Isle where nearly 300 acres of habitat have been restored."



Michigan Legislature Expands Program Serving Locally-Grown Food in Schools »

"LANSING—Schools in three regions of Michigan have the opportunity to learn the difference a dime can make in their efforts to serve students Michigan-grown fruits, vegetables, and dry beans. That’s due to the expansion of a popular pilot program in the state’s School Aid Budget that Governor Rick Snyder signed into law earlier this summer."



Dingell Statement on Passing of Former Congressman Vern Ehlers »

"DEARBORN, MI – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today released the following statement on the passing of former U.S. Congressman Vern Ehlers."



Day 4 #RideMI Motorcycle Tour: Peters Tours Ford Airport to Discuss Importance of Rural Air Service »

"KINGSFORD, MI – On day four of the #RideMI Motorcycle Tour, U.S. Senator Gary Peters traveled to Dickinson County to tour Ford Airport in Kingsford. Ford Airport is one of nine rural airports in Michigan that uses Essential Air Services (EAS) funding to provide air service to Michiganders safely and reliably. Over the next two years, Ford Airport will receive $3,924,019 in support from the EAS program. Peters also recently announced that the airport would receive an additional $4,843,789 in grants from the Department of Transportation to complete the rehabilitation of runways and the reconstruction of its lighting."




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