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5/22/20 - Flood Assessment; Invasive Crayfish
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Environment Report

Bay County is gathering damage assessment information on flooding from the May 18 storm. An invasive crayfish that can reproduce by cloning is now a prohibited species in Michigan. The EPA is encouraging people to recycle materials from their households and properly dispose of PPE.

Backyard Astronomer

8/3/20 - Jupiter & Saturn at Their Prime

Jupiter and Saturn both recently made close approaches to Earth, which makes them prime for observing.

Environment Report

7/31/20 - Seeds from China; Electronics Recycling

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is warning residents not to open or plant unsolicited seeds from China.

Backyard Astronomer

7/27/20 - A Good Week for Lunar Observing

We begin the week of July 27 with the moon at First Quarter, which looks half illuminated in the south after sunset. That sets the stage for an excellent week of lunar observing.