The Waters of MichiganHardback Dave Dempsey Environmental Studies
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- Publisher: Michigan State University Press
- Format: Hardback | 96 pages
- Dimensions: 284mm x 284mm x 15mm | 839g
- Publication date: 15 July 2008
- Publication City/Country: East Lansing, MI
- ISBN 10: 0870138308
- ISBN 13: 9780870138300
- Illustrations note: 80 duotones, notes
Water - one cannot think of Michigan without the image of water. Water as vast as the Great Lakes, as serene as the inland lakes, and as long and lazy or sleek and fast as the numerous byways that run between and among them. "Waters of Michigan" is a tribute to this treasured resource of Michigan. Combining the vision of internationally renowned photographer David Lubbers with the stewardship focus of environmentalist Dave Dempsey, this collection presents a truly unique view and understanding of the waters of Michigan."Waters of Michigan" is a call to all who know the state of Michigan to re-see this wonder that is ours and to realize how precious and fragile it is.
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David Lubbers has exhibited in Mexico, Italy, and Latvia as well as in numerous shows from Boston to San Francisco in the United States. He lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Dave Dempsey was environmental advisor to Governor James J. Blanchard (1983-1989). Currently he advises Clean Water Action, a national nonprofit organization, on Great Lakes policy and is a consultant for Heart of the Lakes Center for Land Conservation Policy. Dempsey is the author of Ruin and Recovery: Michigan's Rise as a Conservation Leader and On the Brink: The Great Lakes in the 21st Century.
"I became governor of Michigan at a time when our awareness of the fragility as well as the beauty of water reached new heights. Only the strong collective public will for clean and abundant water enabled my administration to win reforms in state law that restricted or eliminated harmful pollutants and improved the quality of our beaches, lakes, and streams. In my last year In office, 1982, I convened a conference of Great Lakes states on Mackinac Island that brought public attention for the first time to the risk of Great Lakes water diversions and exports. Since that time, the leaders of the region have made commendable progress in fashioning protections against this threat. But we must remain vigilant and do more if we hope to conserve the Great Lakes for all time. We also must stop to appreciate and learn more about the character of Michigan's water. I hope this volume will enrich public understanding of Michigan's most precious natural resource. Michigan can fulfill its potential as a state and a people only by exercising responsible and principled water stewardship." -- Governor William G. Milliken