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Distracted Driving Law Now in Effect

As of June 30, it is now illegal to manually use a cell phone or other mobile electronic device while operating a vehicle on Michigan roads. Under the law, a driver cannot hold or support a phone or other device with any part of their hands, arms, or shoulders.

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Associate Member Spotlight: E.S.C.A.P.E. Promotes Fire Safety

Play it safe this summer when using your Recreational Vehicle Whether you are heading out to the campsite, traveling cross-country over the 4th of July holiday or living in a recreational vehicle (RV), it’s important to know about fire and carbon monoxide (CO) hazards present in these movable structures. In fact since the COVID-19 pandemic…

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Associate Member Spotlight: EGLE Announces $600,000 for Conservation, Education


The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) has awarded 20 grants totaling $600,000 for projects that will support watershed organizations with conservation and educational efforts. The Watershed Council Support grants are funded under Michigan’s Public Act 87 of 2021. Grants were limited to $40,000 per applicant, and the projects will be completed…

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Associate Member Spotlight: Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Association

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Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Association Extends SCRUB Club Food Safety Education Course for Additional Year! The Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Association (MRLA) has extended the SCRUB Club curriculum through September 30, 2022. The free online food safety education course which was developed for middle school-aged children and their families was launched in April and previously…

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Associate Member Spotlight: The Bonnell Foundation – $25,000 in College Scholarships Given

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The Bonnell Foundation: Living with Cystic Fibrosis provides resources and tools to navigate the difficulties of living with cystic fibrosis. They also offer college scholarships to those affected by cystic fibrosis, medical assistance and lung transplant grants. The Bonnell Foundation gave $25,000 in college scholarships and thousands of dollars in financial assistance this year thanks…

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Miss Digg Says Remember 811 on 8/11!

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MISS DIG 811 encourages people to place a free dig notice 3 days before digging to avoid damaging buried utilities. August 11 is almost here, and MISS DIG 811 hopes that the 8/11 date on the calendar will serve as a natural reminder for residents to call 811 prior to any digging project to have…

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Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan Announces New PSA

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Nationally Recognized Musicians Support Michigan Tribal Communities Highlighting the Need for Increased Vaccinations Among Young Adults An award winning group with more than 30 million plays on Spotify is lending their music to Michigan tribal communities in a Public Service Announcement (PSA) encouraging the uptake of the COVID vaccines among young adults across Michigan. “The…

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Associate Member Spotlight: Change Your Clocks, Check Your Alarms

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By:  Firefighter Michael McLeieer – President – E.S.C.A.P.E. Fire Safety Sunday, November 1 is the day to move your clocks back one hour to standard time. It’s also a great opportunity to check your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and make sure they are working properly. The National Fire Protection Association reports that 71% of…

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