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Walker to address Sidewalk Issue on Alpine Ave NW

Walker to address Sidewalk Issue on Alpine Ave NW

Walker has some plans for part of this year’s Federal Community Block Grant Funds; they are hoping to make Alpine Avenue much better connected for pedestrian traffic.

Sidewalks on Alpine, near the I-96 expressway, cause problems for people walking or in motorized wheel chairs. At present time, the sidewalk on the northwest side of the expressway ends at Logan’s and on the south end, at 3 Mile.

It may take close to a year to even come up with a design to connect sidewalks because of the off/on ramps. After coming up with a plan and design, Walker City Engineer Scott Connors said, “then the Michigan Department of Transportation has to approve the design before anything more can be done.”

It is surprising how many people walk over the expressway, dodging traffic as they walk along.

Environmental Organization Grades Local Lawmakers

Environmental Organization Grades Local Lawmakers

Find the grades for legislators in your district through The Sierra Club's full scorecard.  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wildlife Sleepovers at Blandford Nature Center!

Wildlife Sleepovers at Blandford Nature Center!
Blandford Nature Center has launched a new Wildlife Sleepover program! Suitable for birthday parties, group outings, and organized groups, this fun and educational program gives groups a chance to spend a fun-filled night at Blandford Nature Center, while learning more about wildlife!

- Cost is $20 per person, with a minimum charge of $300.

- Max amount of people is 30.

- There is 1 free and required adult for every 5 kids that attend.

- The wildlife sleepover runs from 7pm to 9am.

The Wildlife sleepover will include a craft, a tour of the wildlife department, a night hike, time spent around a camp fire, and the evening will end with a movie that your group can bring to watch on the projector screen upstairs. In the morning, your group will get to see some of the animals play with enrichment items before they leave Blandford.

Christmas Tree recycling underway in Walker

Christmas Tree recycling underway in Walker

You can reycle your old Christmas tree for free in the city of Walker, if you are a city resident.

Just drop your tree off from now until January  24th at Walker City Hall (4243 Remembrance Road NW), Walker Community Park (650 Cummings NW) or Fire Station #3 (1470 3 Mile Road NW).

Proff of Walker residency will be required.

Just make sure you have removed all of the ornaments and decorations from the tree and no plastic bags.

All About Bats at the Blandford Nature Center

All About Bats at the Blandford Nature Center

From: http://blandfordnaturecenter.org/

Join us Saturday October 27 for two special programs.  We have the Organization for Bat Conservation at 2:00 sharing live bats with us to learn more about the nocturnal creature and their benefits to our insect populations.  At 3:00 PM, we'll have a bat box building program in which you take a home a bat box that will house up to 60 bats!

Live bat program $5 members, $6 for nonmembers. Bat Box Building class is $30 per box for members, $36 for nonmembers.  Please register at 735-6240.

2012 Leaf Recycling Program

2012 Leaf Recycling Program

From: http://www.ci.walker.mi.us

The Leaf Recycling Program will be located at: City of Walker (Behind City Hall) 4243 Remembrance Rd. N.W. The dates will be: October 20, 2012 thru November 16, 2012, Monday thru Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. & Wednesdays 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

5 Saturdays, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.: October 20, 2012, October 27, 2012, November 3, 2012, November 10, 2012, & November 17, 2012

Biodegradable bags will be made available to purchase at the Public Works office 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday thru Thursday. We will sell the bags at the site on Wednesday nights and Saturdays. The cost will be 10 bags for $4.00 or .40 each. To purchase leaf bags: Our offices are located at 4243 Remembrance Rd. N.W. directly across from the Library entrance.