DNR produces map of 2014 burned areas to give folks a hand in the hunt for morels


The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has produced an interactive map that highlights the state’s 2014 wildfires and prescribed burns – each more than 10 acres in size – to help mushroom hunters in their quest for morels.   “Morel mushrooms are often found in locations where large fires occurred the previous year,” explained Paul […]


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We celebrate our Veterans both in the USA and abroad.  Poppies are ready to be distributed with 100% of the donations helping veterans and this year current veterans in financial need.   Dan Sikorski is the vet at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans who heads up the veterans that make them for $60 per […]

Rockford American Legion to host Memorial Day parade

Rockford American Legion to host Memorial Day parade Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in our country’s armed forces. Memorial Day is not to be confused with Veterans Day; Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while […]

Incredible Volunteer Turnout for Spring Insect Monitoring


Trout Unlimited’s Rogue River Home Rivers Initiative in Michigan recently hosted a volunteer insect monitoring day in partnership with the Michigan TU Council and Cannon Township. Eighty-five volunteers, including Boy Scouts, local residents and school children, and TU members, helped sample 10 sites on the Rogue River and Bear Creek. Additional sites that were sampled […]



5/12/15 – Once again, Rockford High School’s ‘Close Up’ group traveled to Washington DC to participate in a work study program geared towards inspiring civic engagement in young people from around the country.  The group is led by Brad Keeler, a history teacher at the Rockford High School Freshman Center, and consisted of 8 students […]