A Few Minutes With: Director Kelly Smith of the Newaygo County Road Commission
...We have been spraying for 3 years now, the first year was in small targeted areas to see how it performed on the woody/brush, and what impacts it had on the vegetation we were not trying to address and what if any regrowth we saw the following year. The results were promising, virtually zero regrowth of brush, non targeted vegetation seemed unaffected, and it was cost effective. We then moved forward with...
A call to our County Departments that deal with these situations would be a place to start. Looping back to that March event Ms. Abby Watkins Director of Emergency Services, Mr. Dale Twing our Drain Commissioner and Mr. Kelly Smith our Road Commission Manager agreed to give us their thoughts on their departments and the past spring flood. Also, provide a few recommendations from their perspective as to how we could prepare for a future event or maybe a New Weather Normal.
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Figuring that sunflowers were probably doomed and not a reliable showpiece in the face of these predatory hungry mammals, I decided this summer to plant something almost equally showy and eye-catching. I chose Scarlet Runner Bean. By August it had overgrown its bamboo stakes and was flashing showy red pea-like flowers. Other gardeners were commenting and admiring its beauty...
Hailing from New England, Occidental Gypsy plays a dynamic, multi-genre mix of original vocal and instrumental pieces. Well known as capable heirs and nouveau pioneers of the music of Django Reinhardt, Occidental Gypsy was featured at the 2015 DjangoFest in Mill Valley, California. The band has sold out legendary venues such as Nighttown in Cleveland, as well as offering...
Guest speakers from the National and State perspectives will join local leaders and community stakeholders in a robust discussion on Climate Change; its impacts on our home, actions residents can take to make a difference, and the value of Youth activism. The event, Democracy Is the Solution to Climate Change – 2019 Newaygo County Environmental Forum, will be held at Loomis Lodge in Newaygo on Saturday, August 17th from 11:30am – 3:30pm.
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