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City of Ypsilanti

Ypsilanti’s City Council will receive an update Tuesday night from the Huron River Watershed Council on plans to remove the Peninsular Paper Dam.  

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Ypsilanti's city council voted late Tuesday night to remove the Peninsular Paper Dam.  89.1 WEMU's Jorge Avellan was there and has the story.

Beth Bashert
Beth Bashert

Ypsilanti City Council this week is expected to decide the future of the Peninsular Park Dam.  Will it be removed from the Huron River?  Will it be preserved?  WEMU’s David Fair talks through the economic, environmental, and community character issues that have been at the center of the ongoing debate with Mayor Beth Bashert.

#OTGYpsi: Debating The Future Of The Peninsular Dam

Apr 24, 2019
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The Peninsular Dam has been a point of controversy in Ypsilanti for years.  Some, like climate change activist Beth Gibbons, believe it should be demolished.  Others, like Margery Dosey of the Friends of Peninsular Park, want the dam repaired and preserved.  Both Gibbons and Dosey present their arguments in this week's "On the Ground-Ypsi" with WEMU's Patrick Campion and Concentrate Media's Sarah Rigg.