Tuesday, August 28, 2012
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded Lake St. Clair Metropark a $500,000 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Grant to improve water quality.
The Huron-Clinton Metropark Authority received a new $500,000 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant Tuesday to reduce the impact of storm water runoff at Lake St. Clair Metropark. This is the second consecutive year the Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a grant to help improve the water quality of Lake St. Clair. “This important grant will continue a project begun last year to reduce, capture and redirect polluted storm water runoff away from the Black Creek and Lake St. Clair,” said Rep. Sander Levin, D-Royal Oak, in a release. “The Great Lakes are one of our nation’s crown jewels and it is federal support like this that is helping to ensure that always remains the case.” The grant will be used to fund "passive biological …
Thursday, May 24, 2012
U.S. Rep. Sander Levin addressed an audience of constituents, business leaders and elected officials Wednesday in Macomb Township.
Congressman Sander Levin, D-Royal Oak, addressed a gathering of Macomb County business and community leaders Wednesday on issues in Washington and to share his thoughts on the presidential election. While Levin cited data that showed the economy is improving in Macomb County, the affects the recession are still being felt by the residents. “Our country remains in the grip of a tumultuous period unlike any we’ve faced in generations,” Levin told the crowd of about 100 people. “The deep recession, combined with the financial crisis, crippled our economy at a time when we were still involved in two foreign conflicts and grappling with the need to make investments in education, technology and infrastructure to lay the groundwork for the next …
Thursday, August 25, 2011
U.S. Rep. Sander Levin, D-Royal Oak, adopted Harper from 15 Mile to Metropolitan Parkway as part of County Executive Mark Hackel's efforts to reinvigorate the Adopt-A-Road program. Levin and a team of volunteers cleaned the roadway Thursday morning.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Lakeview junior wins First Place in Congressional Art Competition
Whiz kid’s name: Alecia Hansen Whiz kid’s age: 17. She is a junior at Lakeview High School. Whiz kid’s accomplishment: Alecia won first place in the 29th Annual Congressional Art Competition. She won for the 12th Congressional District, which is represented by U.S. Rep. Sander Levin. Alecia’s artwork, a water-color painting titled “Violet Landscape,” is being displayed for one year in the Cannon Corridor of the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., along with winning pieces from other congressional districts. Whiz kid’s key to awesomeness: “Alecia is incredibly talented. She puts forth a great deal of effort and thought into her art. She has grown so much as an artist in the past few years,” said Lakeview art teacher Katie Burkardt. "…
Thursday, May 26, 2011
U.S. Rep. Sander Levin sponsors South Lake junior for the Congressional Page Program.
Whiz kid’s name: Ashley Tomasello Whiz kid’s age: Junior Whiz kid’s school: South Lake High School Whiz kid’s accomplishment: U.S. Rep. Sander Levin, D-Royal Oak, sponsored Ashley for the Congressional Page Program offered by the U.S. House of Representatives. She will serve as a Congressional page from June 26 through Aug. 6, 2011 in Washington, D.C. Ashley also is an active member of the varsity tennis team, National Honor Society Student Congress, environmental club, treasurer of the junior class, and a LINK Leader for freshmen. She also volunteers as a tutor at her home elementary school, Avalon. “The Congressional Page Program gives high school students a first-hand look at how our government operates and how federal policy is made in…