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John Hartig

  • Agriculture
    Photo courtesy of the Detroit Garden Center via John Hartig

    Great Lakes Moment: Detroit Garden Center Leading by Example

    - by John Hartig

    A recent article published by the prestigious National Academy of Sciences concluded what Detroit Garden Center had long known – that small patches of habitat are important to protecting biodiversity or the variety of life on Earth.

  • Advocacy
    Photo by Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge via John Hartig

    John Dingell – A Conservation Hero As Remembered by John Hartig

    - by John Hartig

    Throughout his life Dingell was a congressional page, a park ranger, a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army during World War II, an assistant county prosecutor, and always a lover of the great outdoors.
    He grew up fishing and hunting in and along the Detroit River and western Lake Erie.

  • Authors
    Photo by Jerry Jourdan via John Hartig

    A Great Lakes Moment from John Hartig

    - by John Hartig

    Raptors are birds of prey that hunt food primarily by flight, using their keen senses, chiefly vision.  Examples of raptors include broad-winged hawks, bald eagles, peregrine falcons, osprey, and others.

  • Authors
    Photo by Waterfront Toronto via John Hartig

    A Great Lakes Moment from John Hartig

    - by John Hartig

    A recent case study of the cleanup of Toronto Harbour has shown that investing in environmental cleanup and restoration yields considerable economic and social benefits. If cities want to achieve competitive advantage, environmental cleanup and protection are essential.

  • Authors
    Photo by photo by U.S. Navy Mass Communication 3rd Class Specialist Kenneth R. Hendrix

    A Great Lakes Moment from John Hartig

    - by John Hartig

    The Buffalo River was viewed as a working river that supported industry and commerce, and water pollution then was viewed as just part of the cost of doing business. At that time, people cared most about jobs and providing for their families, with little concern for the environment and its pollution.
    There is, perhaps, no more poignant example of this societal indifference to water pollution than when the Buffalo River caught on fire 50 years ago

  • Authors
    Photo by Michael Sisinger via John Hartig

    A Great Lakes Moment from John Hartig

    - by John Hartig

    The Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge has protected Humbug Marsh in Trenton and Gibraltar, Mich. and designed and developed the adjacent Refuge Gateway as a riverfront gathering place for people and wildlife as part of an effort to promote conservation in the region, revitalize the area, and accelerate the sustainability transition.