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3rd Annual Waugoshance Marathon & Half-Marathon at Wilderness State Park

July 12, 2014 from 7am to 2pm
Event to benefit Little Traverse ConservancyGreat Lakes Endurance is working with the Little Traverse Conservancy to promote awareness of the need to preserve wild habitat in northern Michigan. This event will help support environmental education efforts that focus on land preservation and knowledge of local flora & fauna. The course follows a remarkable section of the North Country Trail that travels from Cross Village to Mackinaw City in the far northwestern region of Michigan’s Lower…See More
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Getting Kids Outdoors Spring Kickoff at Pond Hill Farm

April 26, 2014 from 1pm to 4pm
Celebrate spring with a fun afternoon of FREE kids' outdoor activities at Pond Hill Farm: music by Blissfest, hayrides, potato sack races, scavenger hunts, trout pond, nature activities, wildlife gardening, nature hike, and more! Prizes to win and local items will be available for purchase. Bring your Passport to Adventure and enjoy spring, rain or shine.See More
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Getting Kids Outdoors Spring Kickoff at Pond Hill Farm

April 26, 2014 from 1pm to 4pm
Celebrate spring with a fun afternoon of FREE kids' outdoor activities at Pond Hill Farm: music by Blissfest, hayrides, potato sack races, scavenger hunts, trout pond, nature activities, wildlife gardening, nature hike, and more! Prizes to win and local items will be available for purchase. Bring your Passport to Adventure and enjoy spring, rain or shine.See More
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Conservancy Has Near Record Land Protection Year

Posted on January 21, 2013 at 1:51pm 0 Comments

The Little Traverse Conservancy had one of its most successful land protection years ever in its 40-year history in 2012. All told, these projects protected more than 5,200 acres of land and 9.3  miles of shoreline on streams, rivers, and lakes throughout the Conservancy’s five-county service area.

LAND PROTECTION HIGHLIGHTS

  • In partnership with the State of Michigan, 3,810 acres of land with nearly two miles of Lake Superior shoreline were purchased to be added to…
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De Tour Peninsula Nature Preserve Created

Posted on March 22, 2012 at 1:51pm 0 Comments

DETOUR– More than three miles of northern Lake Huron shoreline and 145 acres of land on Point DeTour were recently donated to Little Traverse Conservancy as the De Tour Peninsula Nature Preserve.  Located just south of De Tour in eastern Chippewa County, this is one of the most ecologically significant properties now owned by the Conservancy as a public preserve.…

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Protection – Piece by Piece

Posted on December 14, 2011 at 2:30pm 0 Comments



In 2005, John Woollam started a vision of LAND protection for a beautiful corner of Beaver Island. With the purchase of 13 acres, he set in play a series of five more purchases over the next four years resulting in a total of 27 acres and 500 feet of Lake Michigan shoreline. q

 

In the spring of 2011, Woollam worked with Little Traverse Conservancy to place a conservation easement over the…

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New Inland Waterway Preserve Near Alanson

Posted on June 7, 2010 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

Imagine you are on a boat in Emmet County’s Crooked Lake, moving north along the Inland Waterway. You are heading toward the Crooked River and ahead of you are the Alanson locks which will transport you safely to the Crooked River. To your left, just before the locks, are beautiful, undeveloped wetlands. It is a place where the call of kingfishers is common, as is the water trail of a muskrat or otter that just passed through.



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At 4:40am on January 7, 2009, Daar Fisher said…
Hi Anne , I’m the Internal Communication Director for the Michigan FairTax Assn. As you’re aware, our state legislature has recently enacted the Michigan Business Tax [MBT] as a response to ending the Single Business Tax [SBT] (a gross receipts tax). Our goal is to inform Michiganders about a proposed Michigan FairTax alternative that would both simplify, and stimulate, Michigan's business / jobs climate in order to stem the mass-emigration of businesses and families currently taking place.

The proposed Michigan FairTax would REPLACE the income tax and current sales tax, with a consumption tax (sales tax at point of retail sale). Under this plan, no more state tax will be withheld from Michigan wage-earners' paychecks. What's more, every Michigan resident-family will receive a monthly "prebate" check, in amount based on family size. This will ensure that NO Michigan family will EVEN BEGIN paying the MI FairTax on goods / services unless, or until, they exceed poverty-level spending.

Under the MI FairTax plan, points of collection are substantially reduced to just retailers, many of whom are already collecting sales tax. Because service providers must account for income tax withholding and compliance costs, their prices carry a hidden tax which a FairTax will make visible. (Business-to-business purchases would not carry the tax, as this would, again, hide the cost of taxation in prices.)

Because of the "prebate" (advance rebate calculated as .0975 x $ [poverty level spending per family size]) to ALL Michigan-resident households, the MI FairTax rate would effectively be 0% on all monthly family spending to the poverty level; thereafter it's 9.75%. A reasonably inferred average effective rate would be ~5.5% (see p.2 of pdf brochure, also review an economic analysis [pdf] on MI FairTax effects prepared by the Hillsdale Policy Group).


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