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Sprucing Up Belle Isle: State Cuts Down Hazardous Trees

The 982-acre park will open Feb. 10 as Michigan’s 102nd state park.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/21/2014

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Peky Plant Invades; Volunteers Wanted To Weed State Parks

It smells good, and you can eat it — but Michigan officials say they just want it out of state parks.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/02/2013

(Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Wanted: Volunteers To Spruce Up Michigan Parks

Many of the state parks are in need of caring and you can help make them look beautiful.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/03/2013

Detroit City Council Discuss ‘Controversial’ Plans For Belle Isle

The Detroit City Council on Tuesday discussed a controversial plan to have the state take Belle Isle off the city’s hands.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/25/2012

(WWJ Photo/Florence Walton)

Detroit Council Won’t Vote On ‘Stupid’ Belle Isle Plan

“Offensive” and “insulting” and “stupid” are just three of the words Detroit City Council members used to describe Mayor Bing and Gov. Snyder’s proposed agreement to turn Belle Isle into a state park.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/18/2012

(WWJ Photo/Florence Walton, File)

State Details Plan To Lease Detroit’s Belle Isle

Detroit would maintain ownership under a proposed agreement with the state and Department of Natural Resources leasing the land under contract.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/12/2012

Detroiters rally to keep Belle Isle on August 1, 2012. (WWJ Photo/Marie Osborne)

Belle Isle Expected To Become State Park

It appears Detroit Mayor Dave Bing and Gov. Rick Snyder have struck a deal to have the state run Belle Isle for the next 30 years.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/11/2012

Detroit, State Discuss Plans For Belle Isle Park

A gem to some and wreck to others, Detroit’s Belle Isle has become the latest bone of contention between state officials offering to operate the poorly managed park and what some in the city see as too much outside interference.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/03/2012

Kensington Metropark Michigan

Michigan Parks In Your Backyard

Blogger Vicki Briganti has a lifetime of experience visiting Michigan State Parks and Metroparks. Where should you go this Fourth of July weekend? Find out which park best suits your favorite activities.

CBS 62–06/30/2011

(Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

State Parks Hiring For Summer Help

Summer employees are needed at Michigan’s 98 state parks and recreation areas, nearly 700 boating access sites and 16 state harbors located around the state. Part-and full-time jobs are available.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/13/2011

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