two years after the 2010 oil spill, most of Kalamazoo River re-opened. Some submerged oil remains in the river and clean-up efforts continue, but public health officials have declared the river safe for recreational uses. Both the oil company and the clean-up efforts have been subject to substantial criticism.
The stretch of the Kalamazoo River between Fort Custer Recreational Area and 35th Street (near Morrow Pond) had been one of my favorite local places to paddle.
Spoon Flower - Spoon flower, photo by Bailwick Studios The photographer writes that this flower might also be called a spooned daisy, African daisy, or a caped daisy. Vie...
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