Category Archive: Location Profiles

Aug 07

Ode to the Mighty Mississippi

One massive river—full of scenic wonder, cultural import, and a bounty of positive environmental impacts. Jump in: You wanna talk epic? The Mississippi River, all 2,340 meandering miles of it, is the second longest river in the U.S. and flows through ten states. If that doesn’t sound splashy enough, consider this: Its watershed is the …

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Aug 02

A conservation effort that’s all it’s quacked up to be

In an agricultural area of Ann Arbor, Michigan, a group of organizations has been helping one landowner restore about a hundred acres back to its native state – a mix of grassland prairie and wetlands. Ducks Unlimited’s Jason Hill says restoring the wetlands required little more than removing dams and drainage systems. Hill: “The wetland seed …

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Jul 30

A Green Makeover in Milwaukee

A green facelift for an aging parking lot: The parking lot for the Milwaukee County War Memorial Center sits right up against Lake Michigan… Peschel: “It doesn’t drain very well and the water that runs off of that parking lot runs directly into Lake Michigan without any type of treatment.” That’s environmental engineer Robert Peschel …

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Jul 26

A Super Highway for Aquatic Invaders

The system of locks and canals that allowed ships to bypass Niagara Falls suddenly created a path for invasive species. Tune in to this highway of info: When locks and canals began allowing ocean-going vessels to by-pass Niagara Falls, they did more than open new trade routes to the west. Suddenly… Campbell: “Things like sea …

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Jul 23

An Iconic Waterway

The Erie Canal introduced a new path to the west by connecting Albany to Buffalo. When the Erie Canal was built, it linked the Hudson River to Lake Erie, connecting Albany to Buffalo. That introduced a new path to the west and set the stage for increased trade.  Stewart: “Your other alternative was crossing over …

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