Michigan, like most states in the Great Lakes region, is transitioning from the manufacturing mecca of the 1900s to an economically vibrant, safe, healthy and just place to call home. All our cities are in various stages along that journey, but few have my respect and admiration like Muskegon. Formerly an industrial city with one of the forty-three most toxic harbors in the Great Lakes, it is well on its way to being removed from that list of environmentally degraded waterways and evolving into an ideal destination for outdoor enthusiasts.
Join musicians Ruth and Max Bloomquist and me as we share our love for this special place, a place that gives me hope for the transformation of all communities in the region. And when you visit, be sure to “wave and blow a kiss to Bicycle Bob.” (?? Listen to the video to learn more!) And while you're on the Listening to the Voices of Water channel, consider taking another five minutes to listen to their inspiring song, "Michigan Girl."
To be a part of the West Michigan's transition, consider making a donation to help purchase 43 acres of forested dunes to add to the Flower Creek Dunes Nature Preserve in Muskegon County at:
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Tiny Treasures, a collection of wildflower photographs and poetic prose, available by clicking on the Purchase Products button below.
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