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Stormwater

Evan Pratt
Washtenaw County

Amid PFAS contamination, controversial oil and gas pipelines, and lead contamination, another water safety issue in Washtenaw County sometimes drops out of the public discourse.  The expanding 1,4 dioxane plume in the Ann Arbor area has again reared its head.  In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair talks to Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner Evan Pratt about the steps being taken after recent testing revealed much higher levels of the chemical in the waters in Ann Arbor's West Park. 

Christopher Taylor
City of Ann Arbor / a2gov.org

The 18th annual Mayor's Green Fair in Ann Arbor is coming up on Friday, June 8th! In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair talks to Ann Arbor Mayor Christopher Taylor about this year's event. 


There are plenty of civic engagement opportunities in our area over the next week.  WEMU's David Fair and Mary Morgan of the CivCity Initiative explore some of them and reflect on the weekend's "March For Our Lives" rally in Ann Arbor.  That and more in this week's edition of "Civic Matters." 


Christopher Taylor
City of Ann Arbor / a2gov.org

In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair speaks to Ann Arbor Mayor Christopher Taylor about environmental accomplishments in 2016 and the goals and objectives for 2017.


Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor Wiki / localwiki.org

A big construction project started today in Ann Arbor to rebuild a local road.  It's expected to last until August of next year.


City of Ann Arbor

The next step was taken towards a plan to create a tunnel under the railroad tracks in Ann Arbor to provide easier access between Depot Street and the Huron River.


Wikipedia Media Commons

Ann Arbor's city council approved a $370 million budget for the 2017 fiscal year.  Find out how it will affect you.


Storm Drain
Wikipedia Media Commons / wikipedia.org

Ann Arbor's city council will receive the revised 2017 fiscal year budget proposal tonight.  


Storm Drain
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The city of Ann Arbor's Environmental Commission wants city council to create a Staff Adaptation Team.  


City of Ann Arbor / www.a2gov.org

The city of Ann Arbor now has a plan in place to use sharpshooters to cull 100-deer this winter.  In this week's 'Issues of the Environment' WEMU's David Fair Fair talks to Ann Arbor Mayor Christopher Taylor about the emotional decision to use lethal methods. Additionally,  they discuss the  environmental impacts of deer overpopulation and the city's environmental agenda, moving forward. 


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Washtenaw County Water Resources Commission to determine the most efficient way to keep drainage operational.

Ann Arbor
Andrew Cluley / 89.1 WEMU

New construction projects in Ann Arbor may soon need to do more about capturing rainfall on-site. The Ann Arbor City Council Monday will consider the first reading of changes to the stormwater management ordinance.  The changes are required to remain in line with the Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner's rules.