Charlevoix http://michiganradio.org en 5 natural gems even native Michiganders don't know about http://michiganradio.org/post/5-natural-gems-even-native-michiganders-dont-know-about <p>Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore was voted 'The Most Beautiful Place in America in 2011,'&nbsp;<a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/sleeping-bear-dunes-voted-most-beautiful-place-america" target="_blank">we know that.&nbsp;</a></p><p>Some Michigan natives try to avoid the popular tourist sites during peak visiting months. The crowds can be overwhelming for some tourists, too.</p><p>Lifelong Michigander or not, if you're trying to soak up Michigan's beauty without all the people, check out michigantrailmaps.com.</p><p> Thu, 30 May 2013 21:07:26 +0000 Stateside Staff 12817 at http://michiganradio.org 5 natural gems even native Michiganders don't know about "Guardian" program aims to protect Lake Charlevoix this spring http://michiganradio.org/post/guardian-program-aims-protect-lake-charlevoix-spring <p>Little green flags will be popping up along the shores of Lake Charlevoix this summer to promote a new guardian program.</p><p>It's sponsored by the Lake Charlevoix Association. Waterfront residents and businesses that have the power to impact the watershed are encouraged to sign up.</p><p>The Lake Guardian commitment asks individuals to pledge to do nine things, including avoiding<br>"the use of yard fertilizers containing phosphorous and to limit the use of fertilizers wherever possible." Committed members will also vow to request that landscapers use "lake-friendly methods" and to use native plants to cover exposed soil and "work to control erosion on or near our Lakeshore."</p><p> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 19:55:01 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 11975 at http://michiganradio.org "Guardian" program aims to protect Lake Charlevoix this spring New study looks at cancer risk near nuclear facilities, including one in Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/new-study-looks-cancer-risk-near-nuclear-facilities-including-one-michigan <p>A new federal study will look at cancer risk around nuclear facilities.</p><p>The National Academy of Sciences study will look at cancer types in infants and the general population near six nuclear power plants and one nuclear-fuel plant for the Navy.</p><p>The sites being studied are in California, Connecticut, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey and Tennessee.</p><p>Researchers will look at the area around the decommissioned Big Rock Point Nuclear Power Plant in Charlevoix, Michigan.</p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 18:44:53 +0000 Mark Brush 9600 at http://michiganradio.org New study looks at cancer risk near nuclear facilities, including one in Michigan