November 2013 Videos

November 2013

 

Portage Creek Restoration
Portage Creek Restoration
Duration – 5:32

Nearly twenty-five years ago, the Kalamazoo River Superfund Site was established in response to extensive PCB contamination in the river. Eighty miles of the Kalamazoo River and some of its tributaries are being cleaned up, one section at a time. One of those sections recently cleaned up: Portage Creek. Connect checked in with the EPA to find out how the work was done, and how the creek was reconstructed.


KDPS Profiling Study
KDPS Profiling Study
Duration – 10:05

The results of a recent study that analyzed traffic stops in Kalamazoo raised concerns about racial profiling. We speak with Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety Chief Jeffrey Hadley about the report and how the department will use the results to move forward.


Local Library Anniversaries
Local Library Anniversaries
Duration – 7:25

Both the Portage District Library, and Parchment Community Library recently celebrated their 50th birthday with an open house. It was a great time for reminiscing!


Reviving the Oak Barrens
Reviving the Oak Barrens
Duration – 3:49

Last summer, we told you about a new Nature Preserve on KL Avenue. This fall, volunteers for the Pfizer United Way Day of Caring spent a day working in the Preserve. Other groups joined in on the effort, and we caught up with Oshtemo Township Supervisor Libby Heiny-Cogswell in the middle of the work.