Kalamazoo River

4:58 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

For Michigan Birds, Cold's OK, Snow's Sometimes Not

Trumpeter swans walk on the snow at the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary near Augusta.
Credit Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Lisa Duke stands by a lake at the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary near Augusta. A variety of birds stand near the shore: mallard ducks, Canada geese and, much taller than everyone else, trumpeter swans. With mating season on the way, Duke says they’ve got moves to practice.

"The newer pairs, they do this head bob in unison. So they keep practicing their head bobs and calls together and it kind of reinforces that pair bond," she says while swans trumpet nearby.

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7:31 am
Wed January 15, 2014

Enbridge replaces section of oil pipeline

Section is part of Enbridge's new 6B pipeline
The section is part of Enbridge's new Line 6B, a 36-inch pipe spanning nearly 300 miles from Indiana to Marysville, Mich., where it crosses the St. Mary's River and oil transport continues into Canada. The new line will allow Enbridge to move more than 500,000 barrels of oil per day through Michigan.
12:52 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

EPA considers action after Enbridge misses deadline for dredging

EPA did not say what sanctions might be
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
COMSTOCK TOWNSHIP, MI - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced it is considering enforcement options after Enbridge, Inc. failed to meet a deadline to complete additional dredging of portions of the Kalamazoo River following a 2010 oil spill.
1:53 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Enbridge could continue dredging through winter

Company and Comstock Township are in preliminary discussions
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
COMSTOCK TOWNSHIP, MI - Enbridge may not be suspending its dredging operations on the Kalamazoo River until spring after all. Both an Enbridge spokesman and Comstock Township Supervisor Ann Nieuwenhuis confirmed Friday that the two sides are in preliminary discussions to allow the oil company to continue its dredging of Morrow Lake throughout the winter.
6:51 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Enbridge suspends dredging at River Oaks Park

Enbridge says operations will resume in spring
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
COMSTOCK TOWNSHIP, MI - Enbridge, Inc. has suspended its dredging operations at Morrow Lake until spring, a company spokesman said Thursday. Jason Manshum, senior advisor of community relations for Enbridge, said Enbridge ceased all of its dredging operations along the Kalamazoo River on Dec. 10.