This is the kind of item that gets a professional surveyor excited.
The DNR's Matt Dontz found this original cedar survey post in a stream near Atlanta, in Montmorency County recently. The General Land Office of the U.S. government did the survey of Michigan's townships in 1850. The post was set to mark a section, or quarter corner and were driven into the ground each half-mile. It was preserved by the water, Forestry and Surveying experts agree the find is extremely rare, even with today's GPS technology.
Warmer spring weather is finally here, and with it comes the reality of tornados, thunderstorms and severe weather. Of course when it comes to covering severe weather here in West Michigan, nobody’ s better informed than Storm Team 8.
Be sure to listen Saturday at noon for our 2nd annual “Spotlight On Severe Weather” program. Storm Team 8 Meteorologists Bill Steffen, Terri DeBoer, and Matt Kirkwood will be here live in studio to take your weather calls at 616-774-2424 or, you may also post a weather question on our WOOD Radio Facebook Page. Bill, Terri and Matt will get you and your family ready for severe weather season. The program will also include Bill Steffen’s long-range summer forecast.
Our 2nd annual “Spotlight On Severe Weather” is presented by Fremont Insurance , Michigan Critical Power and Van Dam and Krusinga. It airs Noon to 2pm Saturday , with the Storm Team 8 Meteorologists on Newsradio WOOD 1300 and 106.9 FM.