Muskegon County To Apply For Grant To Buy Rest of Willbrandt Farm Property For Cleanup

The fields run right up next to the east end of Bear Lake, and are considered an environmental risk because the contamination from years of pesticide use and intense crop growth could leak into Bear Lake, and potentially into Muskegon Lake and Lake Michigan by extension.

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New, Youngest City Commissioner Hails From East Side of Muskegon

Lea Markowski, of 1223 Ducey, lives in Muskegon’s Marquette Neighborhood, the most northeast neighborhood within city limits. The field of candidates for the open seat included former commissioners Bill Larson and Chris Carter as well as the pastor of Bluffton Church Hugh Kallen and Dylan Hock, a member of Occupy Muskegon.

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Mona Lake Watershed Council Aims To Clean Up Former Celery Fields Near Black Creek

Two areas of flooded land that sit on either side of Black Creek near Muskegon Heights tested positive for unsafe levels of phosphorus, a problem that began when the land was previously used to grow celery. The Council presented their plans to apply for $1 million in grant money to clean it up at Monday’s Muskegon Heights City Council

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