Thursday, July 31, 2014

New Footbridge in Chesaning

Posted: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 10:25 am
CHESANING — The village of Chesaning is planning a ribbon cutting ceremony
 Aug. 13 for a new footbridge that has been constructed over the Shiawassee River.
 The ceremony is set to begin at 6:30 p.m. near the bridge behind the 
chamber of commerce, according to Chris Mishler, a  volunteer who helped with the project.
 Following a program, those in attendance will cross 
the bridge and refreshments will be served in Cole Park.


Saturday, July 26, 2014

Easements enhance Conservation efforts

A Message from NOHLC Executive Director Sue Julian

The House of Representatives in Washington voted 277 to 130 for H.R. 4719,
 The “America Gives More Act of 2014,” a charity package
 that includes the Conservation Easement Incentive Act. 

Among many good causes, this bill makes permanent the
federal tax deduction for conservation easement donations. 

This allows NOHLC to work with our neighbors to conserve 
their land and protect valuable natural and
historic resources in northern Oakland county.
This important tax incentive enables families to choose conservation
thereby improving the quality of our air and water,
promoting locally grown food, protecting wildlife habitat, 
and supporting rural livelihoods.  
NOHLC appreciates the bi-partisan support for private land conservation
shown by the votes of Representatives Rogers, Bentivolio and Peters.  
More importantly, making the enhanced incentive permanent 
is about ensuring a legacy.  Land tells the story of our nation,
providing both a window to the past and a key to a healthy
and secure future.  It ensures that open spaces will be there 
for future generations to farm, graze or simply enjoy. 
Our grandchildren’s children will thank us for making
this vital incentive for conservation permanent.
Now it is up to the Senate to vote for it. 
This House passage represents a unique opportunity for 
Congress to make a final push to get this legislation
over the finish line and make the incentive permanent once and for all. 
Our organization protects the landscapes that make this
community a wonderful place to live, and we need to
have this important incentive in our conservation toolkit.



Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Awards for Shiawassee River Trail

- The Shiawassee River Heritage Water Trail - 
is featured in the ""The Review"" an official magazine
 of the Michigan Municipal League. 
-The magazine acts as a medium for the exchange 
of ideas and information among the officials of 
Michigan cities and villages.
- It has been published continuously, ten times-a-year,
since 1928. It is mailed to over 10,000 elected and 
key appointed officials in Michigan cities and villages 
and pass-along readership is over 40,000

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

17th Annual Shiawassee River Cleanup

Come out and do your part :

17th Annual Shiawassee River Cleanup

Saturday, July 26, 2014 (9 am - Noon)

Promote the Shiawassee River as a recreational asset,
and as the centerpiece to many Shiawassee County communities.
In 2013,approximately 130 volunteers participated,
and two service groups selected sites to clean.

For this year's clean-up event, volunteers will meet
at the Oakland Bridge (behind the baseball fields)
at 9 a.m. on July 26th.

Clean up crews will be directed to multiple locations
along the river from Shiatown Dam to Henderson Park including:

Corunna Dam
McCurdy Park
Oakwood Ave. Bridge
Downtown Owosso
Owosso Amphitheater
Harmon-Partridge Park
Henderson Park

Friends of the Shiawassee River extends our deepest appreciation to our volunteers.

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