Daniel Parnell McCarter

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Supported a comment by Danielle Macorkindale on Resilient Washtenaw 4 months, 1 week ago
Danielle Macorkindale
How can we involve Concordia in a climate (possibly carbon neutrality) plan? I think that Concordia is largely left out of the Washtenaw county climate conversation.
Supported a comment by George Hammond on Resilient Washtenaw 4 months, 1 week ago
George Hammond
Restore hydroelectric power generation here at Argo Dam Yes, dams are bad for river ecology, but the recreational amenities here are so popular that this dam isn’t going away any time soon. We’re spending tons of money to maintain it, why not use for for sustainable power generation?
Supported a comment by George Hammond on Resilient Washtenaw 4 months, 1 week ago
George Hammond
Restore hydroelectric power generation here at Argo Dam Yes, dams are bad for river ecology, but the recreational amenities here are so popular that this dam isn’t going away any time soon. We’re spending tons of money to maintain it, why not use for for sustainable power generation?
Commented on Resilient Washtenaw 5 months, 3 weeks ago
The county should find ways (through taxes, regulations, etc) to curtail the usage of single-use plastics. Compostable bags and utensils are a great alternative.
Supported a comment by John Buszkiewicz on Resilient Washtenaw 6 months, 1 week ago
John Buszkiewicz
Protection against eutrophication (excess nutrients - nitrogen and phosphorus) on some of the premier Cisco (Lake Herring) lakes in Washtenaw county should be a priority for climate resilience/adaptation. The Michigan DNR has also identified this as a priority in their Wildlife Action Plan. https://www.michigan.gov/documents/dnr/06_inland_cisco_lakes_500066_7.pdf As lakes become more developed, there is an increase in runoff carrying sediments and nutrients, which reduces water quality, oxygen levels, and the quality of shoreline and nearshore littoral zone habitats. Climate predictions suggest these inland lakes are also vulnerable to warming, further reducing available habitat. Leaking septic tanks and fertilizer runoff can dramatically alter the food web in these lakes. Degraded water quality can lead to the loss not just of Cisco, but also the trophy Muskellunge, Walleye, and Northern Pike that grow large on a diet of Cisco, in addition to the loss of clean water for swimming, paddling, fishing, and drinking. Lakeshore property owners can reduce nutrient input and erosion of lakes by minimizing areas where fertilizer is applied, planting native vegetation near the shoreline, and creating an un-mowed shoreline buffer zone. Here is a list of Cisco lakes in Washtenaw county listed in order of priority; Blind, Pickerel, South, Bruin, Baseline, and Halfmoon.
Supported a comment by Josh Kofflin on Resilient Washtenaw 6 months, 3 weeks ago
Josh Kofflin
Can we connect the b2b trail from Ann Arbor to Saline and finally Milan to finish the southern of the trail. I know we are years off from that.