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SOS Dunes News is sent to members of our email list. Normally, it is published once a month and covers current events effecting the dunes along Lake Michigan within Michigan. From time to time some items about other environmental issues or subjects that our readers may find interesting are included. A brief description of contents is included for recent issues.

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  • Recent Newsletters
  • June 13, 2012, Special Newsletter  (6/13/2012)
  • This emergency newsletter was sent to warn supporters about major changes to the sand dune protection and management act progressing rapidly through the legislature.

  • May 2012 - Awards Announced.   (5/22/2012)
  • PTD's Critical Dunes Residential Awards Announce in Michigan Blue Summer Issue.

  • Oct 2011 - Awards Program Announced  (10/11/2011)
  • PTD is sponsoring a Critical Dunes Residential Design Awards program.

  • June 21, 2011 - Invasive species  (6/21/2011)
  • PTD is having an open meeting at Sarett Nature Center on Invasive Species.

  • February 2011 - Attorney General moves for reconsideration  (2/25/2011)
  • Attorney General Schuette filed for reconsideration in the Anglers case within days of taking office and in less than two weeks later the Michigan Supreme Court heard arguments regarding the motion and agreed to reconsider. Update on Jean Klock Park.

  • January 2011 - Anglers case to be reconsidered?  (1/20/2011)
  • Attorney General announces intention to have Anglers case reconsidered. New website up and running. Harbor Shores oral arguments to be held on January 21.

  • December 31 2010 - Special issue.  (12/31/2010)
  • Reporting Michigan Supreme Court opinion in the Anglers of the AuSable v. MDEQ case.

  • November 2010 - Wind Farms Regs & Amicus Brief  (11/18/2010)
  • The legislature is poised to enact controls on offshore wind farms that may impact views of Lake Michigan and have economic effects. A group of environmental organizations filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court in the lawsuit to halt conversion of Jean Klock Park into a private golf course.

  • October 2010 - PTD files an amicus brief  (10/29/2010)
  • PTD filed an amicus brief in the Anglers of the auSable v. MDEQ case before the Supreme Court referencing reconsideration of PTD v. MDEQ.
    MDNRE to form citizen advisory councils.

  • August 20, 2010 Newsletter  (8/20/2010)
  • Fund raising at the Outsiders Outside annual show. Dogs in Hagar Shore on the beach.

  • July 2010 - Hagar Extends Permit  (7/29/2010)
  • Hagar extended mining at the Nadeau Site for two years plus another 18 months for "reclamation" activities.
    PTD board and officers elected.

  • June 2010 - Nadeau Site in Hagar is back in the news.   (6/23/2010)
  • Nadeau site is in the news. First, the Michigan Supreme Court will consider briefs regarding the correctness of its decision in PTD v. DEQ. The Hagar Township mining permit expires July 1. TechniSand is asking for more time.

    Lyme Grass, an invasive exotic plant, is appearing up and down Lake Michigan beaches. Over time it will take over from American Beach Grass.

  • April 2010 - Mining Continues  (4/12/2010)
  • Nadeau Site is approaching the end of its permits. The Supreme Court is prepared to reconsider its 2004 decision that has allowed the mining to resume at the sand dune mine.

  • February 2010 - High Hopes  (2/16/2010)
  • Supreme Court Questions Its 2003 Ruling in PTD v. DEQ & Technisand.

  • January 2010 - News Updates  (1/12/2010)
  • DEQ clarifies activities NOT requiring permits in critical dunes; Phosphorus fertilizers banned; Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for Berrien, Van Buren and Cass Counties published; Jean Klock Park update; DEQ sets up pre-application services.

  • December 2009 - Recent Successes  (12/21/2009)
  • North Point Conservation Area Protected; Deerlick Creek Beach; Saugatuck Dunes Gain Protection; DEQ Adds Services to Ease Permitting Process

  • October 2009 - News Updates  (10/13/2009)
  • Saugatuck Dunes Gain Protection; New 5 year dredging permit at Nadeau Pit; Ross Preserve Walk

  • August 2009 - Fund Raiser  (8/28/2009)
  • Outsider Outside art show & fund raiser; Plan for Ross Preserve walk.

  • July 2009 - News Items  (7/29/2009)
  • Gooseberries and White Pines; Cam Davis appointed by Obama

  • June 2009  (7/2/2009)
  • April 2009  (4/23/2009)
  • March 2009  (3/20/2009)
  • February 2009  (2/12/2009)
  • December 2008  (1/13/2009)
  • November 2008  (11/10/2008)
  • September 2008  (9/12/2008)
  • August 2008  (8/27/2008)
  • August 2008  (8/15/2008)
  • July 2008  (7/14/2008)
  • June 2008  (7/2/2008)
  • May 2008  (6/4/2008)
  • April 2008  (4/26/2008)
  • March 2008  (3/20/2008)
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