August 2012 videos

August 2012


New Land PreserveNew Land Preserve Open
Duration – 5:27

In Oshtemo Township the Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy is looking at how to best present one of its newest preserves – a 70-acre plot donated by a Western Michigan University professor. The KL Avenue Natural Preserve is home to vestiges of ak savanna and oak woodland, which the land conservancy hopes to restore along with the flora and fauna that thrive there. The Connect team recently went out to take a look.

Numazu to KalamazooNumazu to Kalamazoo
Duration – 2:35

Celebrating 49 years of sister-cityhood, 18 residents of Numazu, Japan, came to Kalamazoo for a week-long-visit. Connect joined them on part of their tour.

Rebooting City ResourcesRebooting City Resources
Duration – 5:11

When Kalamazoo city officials announced an early retirement incentive last fall, more than 200 employees opted to take part in the program over the next 2 years. Kalamazoo Mayor Bobby Hopewell and one of those early retirees, Kalamazoo City Manager Ken Collard, recently sat down with Connect to tell us how this plan got started and what this will mean to residents going forward.

Changes in Kalamazoo TownshipChanges in Kalamazoo Township
Duration – 1:50

When Kalamazoo Township Supervisor Terri Mellinger died in June, she left behind family, friends and co-workers.

Power Project PlansPower Project Plans
Duration – 5:38

When Connect first told you about the proposed new high-voltage power lines in Oshtemo Township, several land owners were upset by the news and township officials had more questions than answers. While ITC Holdings Corporation still plans to do the project, a few weeks ago company officials met with the public to listen to their concerns.