By Saline Eagle Media

In November, the Saline City Council approved a plan to manage the “Charlie Burg” property on Maple Road north of Saline-Milan Road.
The land is intended to become a wildlife sanctuary including a walking trail through the property and leading to Curtiss Park and Salt Springs Park.
The council voted to join in the Memorandum of Understanding with Saline Township, York Township, and the City of Milan to manage the property as part of a regional plan.
James Peters and Mayor Pro Tem David Rhoads were appointed to represent the City of Saline on a regional board to manage the property. The property will be named “Leslee Niethammer Saline River Preserve.”
In other action, the council agreed with the Saline Environmental Commission to approve a resolution against micro beads. The tiny bits of plastic come from certain personal products such as shampoo and toothpaste. They are too small to be removed in the wastewater treatment plant, according to the resolution, so they end up in the Great Lakes and the ocean. Fish eat the beads, and they are eventually consumed by humans.
Members of the Saline City Council hope their resolution will assist the Michigan legislature in passing a ban on the sale or use of micro beads in products.
Boy Scout Anthony Randazzo received approval from the City Council to construct an orienteering course in Mill Pond Park. He plans to place markers, such as wood stakes and stone pavers, in various places around the park, so that visitors can use compass directions to find interesting landmarks.

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