Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Governments buying Islands

USA: The Nature Conservancy Completes the Purchase of Michigan’s St Martin Island

St Martin Island, Michigan - Photo Courtesy of www.interactives.fox11online.com

One of the last, large, undeveloped islands in Michigan’s Grand Traverse Archipelago is now in public hands, as The Nature Conservancy finally completes the purchase of St. Martin Island.

St Martin Island, Michigan – Photo Courtesy of www.interactives.fox11online.com

The Nature Conservancy has at last completed the purchase of St Martin Island, an …Read More: USA: The Nature Conservancy Completes the Purchase of Michigan’s St Martin Island

Island Issues

USA: Plans for Belle Isle “Free Economic Zone” Gather Support

In the economically depressed state of Michigan, proposals to turn a large island park into a tax-free haven have been surprisingly popular, if controversial.

(Creative Commons aerial of Belle Isle)

The debate over what should be done with Belle Isle – a vast city park in Michigan’s Detroit River – has been …Read More: USA: Plans for Belle Isle “Free Economic Zone” Gather Support

Governments buying Islands

USA: Sugar Island Snapped Up for Detroit River Refuge

A private island in Michigan’s Detroit River has been purchased by the government, but controversy is brewing over the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s plans for its future.

(Detroit River Image by Mike Russell)

The Detroit River is now a rather scenic part of Michigan’s plentiful wilderness, despite being one …Read More: USA: Sugar Island Snapped Up for Detroit River Refuge