Monthly Archives: July 2014

Great Lakes Echo: Beyond beauty, Michigan plants offer environmental edge

Here is a great 9-minute audio interview from Great Lakes Echo on native Michigan plants, featuring Bill Schneider of Wildtype Native Plant Nursery in Mason. It offers a good summary of the environmental, aesthetic, and economic arguments in favor of native plants.

Of course, we have native plant vendors here in southwest Michigan as well, including my favorite, Hidden Savanna Nursery out on Van Kal Ave. One day soon I need to interview and write an article about Chad who operates Hidden Savanna.

Steve Hamilton to receive Petoskey Prize for Environmental Leadership

Nominated by the Kalamazoo Environmental Council, Steve Hamilton is the recipient of the Michigan Environmental Council’s Petoskey Prize for Environmental Leadership. Dr. Hamilton will be honored with this well deserved award at a ceremony in Ann Arbor on July 9. MEC describes him and his contributions to restoring the Kalamazoo River as “a rare species” and “an accomplished scientist who uses his knowledge to inform the public, engage the media, consult with decision makers and champion environmental protection”. Read more about his tireless efforts at the Michigan Environment Report.