Meridian Township

Arts & Culture
12:10 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Local municipalities turn to public art for placemaking

'Meridius Prime' by metalsmith artist Tim Higgins is the latest in a series of public art projects being unveiled in mid-Michigan communities.
Kevin Lavery/WKAR

If you live, work or just drive through Meridian Township, you’ve probably noticed the large metal sculpture in the roundabout at Marsh and Hamilton Roads. The work, entitled “Meridius Prime,” is a 14-foot tall piece commemorating the Michigan Meridian, the north-south baseline by which the state was surveyed in the 19th century. The sculpture is part of a plan to install public art that relays a community’s “sense of place.”  The artwork is a project of the Lansing Economic Area Partnership.

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Radio Made in Michigan
3:40 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Controlled hunting thins deer herd in Meridian

Meridian Township is hosting its third annual deer harvest. An overpopulation is causing damage to lawns and gardens. The deer also pose a significant hazard to drivers.
Credit Courtesy Mary K. Baird

Early antlerless deer season begins this weekend in Michigan.  Statewide, bow hunting is still almost two weeks away, and firearms hunting is permitted starting in mid-November.


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Radio Made in Michigan
8:12 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Harris Nature Center offers summer outdoor activities

The Harris Nature Center is on Van Atta Road in Okemos.
Credit Courtesy/Harris Nature Center

The height of the summer season means camping for many Michiganders. And even if you can’t get away every weekend, Meridian Township’s Harris Nature Center can help.


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Radio Made in Michigan
12:23 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Lansing regional human rights ordinances push for LGBT inclusion

Emily Dievendorf said 23 local governments have passed non-discrimination policies for LGBT residents in the state of Michigan.
Credit Flickr

Last week, officials from East Lansing and Meridian, Delhi and Delta Townships launched the One Capitol Region Coalition.  The group seeks to expand local protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people living in the greater Lansing area.  

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5:11 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

Supporters Ponder How to Save Old Okemos House

Mark Bashore WKAR

Some supporters of an historic home in Okemos are considering a last-minute fund-raising effort to save it from demolition.

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