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Plant It Wild 2010 Newsletter


Benzie County Wind Ordinance

“Wind energy is an abundant, renewable, and nonpolluting energy resource. When converted to electricity, it reduces our dependence on nonrenewable energy resources, reduces air and water pollution that result from conventional sources, and enhances our energy security. The purpose of this amendment is to foster the development of Benzie County’s wind power resource while preserving our natural resources, rural character, and farmlands as compatible adjoining uses and protecting public health and safety.”

Benzie County Wind Energy Ordinance (PDF)

Benzie “CAN”

“The Benzie CAN project’s goal is to pursue development of an affordable high‐speed service to provide affordable Internet access to all un‐served and under-served community members within the identified service area.”

Fact Sheet – Benzie CAN V3 – High Speed Internet (PDF)
Please Visit the Benzie Can website for more details.

Update of Socio-Economic Trends in Benzie County

“Both in terms of demographics and economic base, Michigan has several fairly distinct regions. Benzie County is part of what is referred to as Northwest Lower Michigan. This region is composed of ten counties: Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Missaukee, and Wexford. Benzie is the smallest in terms of square miles and the third smallest in population.

This report provides a description of the current demographic and economic structure of Benzie County and a picture of how the County population and economic base has changed. Several trends are emerging in Benzie County. While Benzie County’s population is growing rapidly, that growth is bifurcated.”

Socio-Economic Trends (PDF)

Frankfort-Elberta Pier Safety Project

Frankfort-Elberta Pier Safety Project“The Frankfort-Elberta Pier Safety Project was initiated in July of 2000 at the request of the Sutter Family who lost their 15-year-old son in a drowning accident.”

Frankfort-Elberta Pier Safety Project (PDF)

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