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DNR is holding meetings on fishing regulation proposals

DNR is holding meetings on fishing regulation proposals

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Southern Lake Michigan Management Unit in Fisheries Division has announced meetings in the Lansing, Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids areas to discuss local and statewide fishing regulation proposals.

The meetings will be held on the following dates in the following locations:

  • Monday, March 26 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Delta Township Library (5130 Davenport, Lansing)
  • Tuesday, March 27 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Portage Library (300 Library Lane, Portage)
  • Monday, April 23 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Plainfield Charter Township Office (6161 Belmont Ave, NE, Belmont)

Several local regulation proposals will be discussed at the meetings, including the following:

  • Removing Bluejay Creek (Berrien County) and Spring Creek (St. Joseph County) from the Designated Trout Streams list.
  • Removing Spring Creek (St.

2012 Cannon Community Cleanup

2012 Cannon Community Cleanup

WHEN? May 10, 11, and 12 (Thurs, Fri, Sat) from 8 am to 3:30 pm

WHERE? The Cannon Township parking lot

WHO? Open to township residents/taxpayers only.  Please bring voter id, tax or sewer bill to prove it.

WHAT TO BRING? General household items including appliances, scrap metal, large batteries (car, boat, etc.)


  • No liquids (paint, oil, etc.)  Latex is okay if it’s hardened.
  • No brush or yard waste
  • All tires must be cut in half
  • No shovel-offs  (Smaller items should be bagged.)
  • Propane and fuel tanks must be cut in half.
  • Fencing must be folded or rolled up.
  • Barrels must have one end open or be full of holes.
  • No hazardous materials

For a complete list of Household Items not accepted and disposal options for those items, please visit www.accessKent.com/hhw

Recycle your Christmas tree at the curb

Recycle your Christmas tree at the curb

Residents in the city of Rockford don't have to go far to recycle their Christmas tree.

The city has started collecting trees which will then be turned into mulch.

If you live in the city limits, you just need to take all the ornaments and decorations off it and leave it on the curbside.

There is no formal end to the collection.  City Hall says crews will pick up trees as long as they find them.  However, you should probably take your tree down before it becomes a fire hazard.

Safe way to get rid of unwanted medication

Safe way to get rid of unwanted medication

What’s in your medicine cabinet?  Do you have bottles of old medication?  Flushing the pills down the toilet or throwing them in the trash pose potential safety and health hazards.  There is another way to get rid of unwanted prescription drugs in Kent County.

On October 28, 2011, from  8 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Kent County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.  Bring your medications for disposal to Kent County Sheriff’s Office at 701 Ball Ave NE.  The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. 

This effort is part of the Nationwide Prescription Drug "Take-Back” Day.

Fall color tour from Grand Rapids to Rockford to Coopersville

Fall color tour from Grand Rapids to Rockford to Coopersville

The leaves are nearing their peak color in West Michigan.  You don’t have to go far to catch the fall colors.  One beautiful tour starts in Grand Rapids and takes you through Rockford, Cedars Springs and Coopersville.

Color Tour Directions Starting from Grand Rapids

North on East Beltline (M-44), turns into Northland Dr through Rockford to Cedar Springs. West on M-46, south on CR-B35 (Ravenna Rd) through Ravenna to Coopersville. Left on Randall Rd, right on 48th Ave. I-96 east back to Grand Rapids.

There are 25 other color tour routes detailed at the West Michigan Tourism Association web site:


Cannon Township Fall Leaf Burning Schedule

Cannon Township Fall Leaf Burning Schedule

From: http://www.cannontwp.org

Burning is permitted only between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. and must be supervised by a responsible person over the age of 18. You must also obtain a permit from the Fire Department by calling 874-9725. Burn permits are  free  but required for Cannon Township residents. Also see us at http://cannonfire.org/

Dates for 2011 are:

Thursday, October 20

Friday, October 21

Saturday, October 22

Thursday, October 27

Friday, October 28

Saturday, October 29

Thursday, November 3

Friday, November 4

Saturday, November 5

Thursday, November 10

Friday, November 11

Saturday, November 12