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General Astronomy => Light Pollution Topics => Topic started by: urinhatmo on December 24, 2017, 12:43:38 AM

Title: 22,500 Acres of Dark Sky in Northern Michigan
Post by: urinhatmo on December 24, 2017, 12:43:38 AM
"The northeast shore of Michigan is going to get a little darker.Emmet County launched a plan Thursday to create a 22,500-acre Dark Sky Coast refuge for viewing the night skies across the western shore of the northern Lower Peninsula.A resolution passed unanimously by the Emmet County Board of Commissioners joins Wilderness State Park and other state property, as well as Emmet County's Cecil Bay park and Headlands Dark Sky Park, into a single network of low-lying regions for observing the world.  The Little Traverse Conservancy's maintains at St. Helena Island and west of St. Ignace are also being considered for inclusion.Companion legislation is defined to be introduced by state Rep. Frank Foster, R-Petoskey, to require the state home to avoid ambient lighting that dampens stargazing in much more populous locations.Foster, who's the chair of the House Natural Resources, Tourism and Outdoor Recreation Committee, said his bill will need state parks and forests in northern Emmet County to avoid using any unnecessary lighting and need the new lights to be as non-intrusive as possible. " January 27, 2012