The archives at the Tri-Cities Historical Museum house more than 20,000 photographs; and, as head of curator services for the Grand Haven museum, part of my job is fulfilling requests from individuals who are searching for photos related to a specific topic.
March has brought the relief of milder weather to West Michigan. At my apartment complex near Grand Valley State University, the entrance marquis is lettered with a joke from these past freezing months: “A little global warming, please!”
Some of the most iconic images of marine litter involve plastic. Picture a turtle caught in plastic six-pack rings, a tree’s branches draped with shopping bags, or a highway median full of empty bottles.