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Discovery Pier featured on ‘banner day for conservation’

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The state is poised to award over $40 million to fund public land projects this year. The money will go towards big-ticket properties like thousands of acres next to the Pigeon River Country State Forest, land along the St. Clair River, a multi-million dollar parcel in Muskegon, and dozens of other projects — including a number Up North. […]

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Grant will transform coal dock property

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Elmwood Township resident George Preston doesn’t know much about Discovery Pier. However, he’s observed the “old coal dock” in Grelickville since the 1970s, and was less than impressed. “I remember the big pile of coal on it — on both sides of the road, actually. It does look better. They’ve done a good job with […]

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Discovery Pier receives $595,000 to transform public space

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Discovery Center Great Lakes, the nonprofit organization that operates Discovery Pier on West Grand Traverse Bay in Elmwood Township, received two pieces of good news this week. Not only was Discovery Pier selected for a $300,000 Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund grant, but was also awarded a $295,000 grant from the Great Lakes Fishery Trust. […]

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Potential Environmental Concerns Delay Children’s Museum Opening

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Concern over contaminated soil vapor on the site of the Great Lakes Children’s Museum will postpone its reopening. Mike Long, Executive Director of the museum located at the Discovery Center in Elmwood Township, disclosed the administration’s and board’s decision this week. “Recent indoor air samples at the museum have been clean,” explained Long. “However, earlier […]