2013 Photo Contest
The Friends of the Jordan River Watershed is pleased to
announce its 9th Annual Visions of the Valley photography
contest and calendar.
Photographers young and old, novice or pro, are invited to enter their favorite photographs reflecting the spectacular nature of the Jordan River Watershed.
Theme for the 2014 edition is “The Rhythm of the River.”
Fourteen photographs will be selected by an independent judge for cash awards and a page or cover in the 2014 Visions of the Valley Calendar. Cash awards include those for grand prize, viewers' choice, president's choice, youth, and 10 more, all sponsored by individuals and local businesses. All photos must have been taken within the Jordan River Watershed.
Awards will be presented on the afternoon of Saturday, September 21 at the annual Awards Celebration at the Jordan River Watershed Center, 101 Union St., in East Jordan, which will also feature music and refreshments along with an exhibit of all the entries.
Deadline for entries is August 5, 2013. For submission guidelines and details read our FAQ Page, download Entry Form
Young Friends of the Jordan 2013 Summer Program
NMEAC honors local activists
Dr. John Richter, receives the Clarence Kroupa Award >> Read story in the Traverse City Record-Eagle
- by Jim Olson on behalf of FOJ
Letter to the NRC - by Dr. John W. Richter, President FOJ
Insiders Sound an Alarm Amid a Natural Gas Rush - N.Y.Times
Get Don't Frack Michigan's "Info Packet" here - pdf
Proposed fracking in Michigan - videos
Biomass - Up In Smoke, Burning The Future
Call for a Moratorium on Tree Burning for Power in Michigan
Environmental - other
When Fracking Comes to Town
This presentation is by Cal Tillman, former mayor of Dish, Texas, and featured in the movie Gasland. Through his personal story, he shows the connection between unconventional, slick water, deep shale horizontal fracking, and the degradation of living conditions that eventually force him to move his family away from Dish to protect their health.
Northern Michigan is the next target for intense development of the Utica Collingwood Shale by the oil and gas industry.
This presentation was made at Harbor Springs High School in Harbor Springs, Michigan.
Don't Frack Michigan was the sponsor of the presentation. They seek a ban of fracking of this type.