Wednesday, June 1, 2011

A Closer Look at a Selection of Photos from the Press & Guide June 1, 2011

Photos by Millard Berry from the Press & Guide are for sale as reprints through a link on the website:         

Edie Booker rides a float with 69 pairs of boots representing the deaths of Dearborn soldiers in the Vietnam War at the start of Monday’s Memorial Day Parade.

Sally Petrella, with Friends of the Rouge, and Megan Bahorski, Environmental Consultant with AKT Contractors, look over a wrecked houseboat Thursday after it was pulled from the riverbank onto Fordson Island by an excavator in the effort to clear wrecks from the Rouge River. Urged on by Friends of the Rouge, the wrecked boats that littered the waterway were mostly removed last week. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative awarded $150,000 grant to the Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority for the Fordson Island Oxbow Restoration and Debris Removal Program. The project was one of eight selected nationwide out of 50 applicants, and was the only project selected in the Great Lakes. Fordson Island was created in 1917 by the dredging and channeling of the Rouge River to the Ford Rouge Plant. Environmentalists hope to restore the island and channel to a nature habitat.

Volunteer Carla Rigsby looks for living invertebrates from the river bottom in November across from Fordson Island in the Rouge River. It was one of the first steps in the rehabilitation of the channel and island that were then littered with more than a dozen sunken or partially sunken boats.

Save Our Pools volunteers Garrett Wilson and Ryan Woods wash down the deck of Lapeer Pool May 21 in the organization’s effort to spruce up several of Dearborn’s neighborhood pools.

Liz Mullen and Rosanna Reynolds helped Divine Child win the CHSL championship last week.
Sara and Anna Stassen helped Dearborn High place third at the WWAC Blue Division league meet last week.
Photos by Millard Berry

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