Metroparks Commission Vacancy

The term of the current Metroparks Macomb Commissioner, Anthony Marocco, expires April 30. A new commissioner would be appointed by Mark Hackel, the Macomb County Executive. It is particularly important at this time that the Metroparks board adds a leader who could strongly support the Metroparks three missions of recreation, education, and STEWARDSHIP. Metroparks Director George Phifer reports to the Metroparks Board of Commissioners and is most responsive to any of their individual/group requests. Comments from individuals are more often not acted upon unless supported by a BOC member.

Commissioners have direct oversight of the Director, and can influence best practices, particularly with regular, consistent, and constructive input. This is an opportunity to provide input on the selection of a commissioner for Macomb who may have long-term impact on the operations of the Metroparks. Continue reading “Metroparks Commission Vacancy”


August Lakeshore Weekend Retreat

Join us August 25th-27th, 2017 as we celebrate Sierra Club Michigan Chapter’s 50th anniversary. Enjoy a fun filled weekend at one of Michigan’s most biodiverse and unique destinations, historic Camp Miniwanca (Facebook page).

Located on the shores of Lake Michigan just north of Muskegon and nestled among 360 wooded acres with a mile of private Lake Michigan shoreline, Camp Miniwanca lets you choose your own adventure -tent camping, rustic log cabins among the pines or rooms a few steps away from the beach. Spend time outdoors walking the beach, swimming, bird watching or hiking. Attend workshops to learn about conservation issues and ways you can take action to improve the world around you. Stop by the crafting house and build a bird house or polish a Petoskey stone. Continue reading “August Lakeshore Weekend Retreat”

Climate Change – Peter Sinclair

This is the SEMG Sierra Club program for Thursday, April 6, 2017. The location is the Elks Lodge, 2401 E. 4th St., Royal Oak, MI. That’s at the corner of 4th St. & SB I-75 Service Drive, South of 11 Mile Rd.

The meeting is free and open to the public; any interested person can attend. The schedule is 6:30-7:00, Snacks and socializing; 7:00-7:10,  Announcements; and 7:10, Presentation. Continue reading “Climate Change – Peter Sinclair”