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Frog Island Park

David Lewinski / Concentrate Media

Getting outdoors for some good exercise is essential for a child's development, especially when there's not much to do during summer vacation.  Ypsilanti Running Company owner Mike Nix wanted to give local kids such an activity by co-creating the Frog Island Track Club.  Nix talks all about this exciting youth organization with WEMU's Patrick Campion and Concentrate Media's Sarah Rigg on this week's "On the Ground-Ypsi."


Elizabeth Riggs
Huron River Watershed Council / hrwc.org

The Huron River is one of the area’s greatest natural resources.  A new study shows it also provides an economic boon to the region.  Find out how and what is still to come as WEMU’s David Fair talks with the Deputy Director of the Huron River Watershed Council, Elizabeth Riggs, on this week’s edition of “Issues of the Environment.” 


Lisa Barry

The city of Ypsilanti is using a new and slightly unusual method to landscape grassy areas and several city parks.


Ypsilanti Historical Society Archives

Women have played an important part in Ypsilanti’s 200 year-old industrial heritage.  During the late 19th century and early 20th century, women were hard at work in mills throughout the region. They worked for low wages while often standing for long hours in silence.  We took a history tour to reveal how important women were in developing a future for the Ypsilanti area. 


Border-to-Border Trail
Wikipedia Media Commons / wikipedia.org

The City of Ypsilanti's non-motorized advisory committee has released information about some of its projects for next year.  


courtesy: ypsi pride facebook

Spring clean-up and community beautification projects will be found throughout Ypsilanti on Saturday.