History


 

WMU News:

August 31, 2011 - WMU receives state grant to improve Asylum Lake water quality

June 27, 2011. AmeriCorps team spends final week working on Kalamazoo green space

January 14, 2010 - WMU offers outside exercise opporunities too

July 28, 2004 - Candidates Sought for Asylum Lake Council

April 19, 2004 - Trustees Name BTR Park Road, Approve Asylum Lake Agreement

Spring 2000 - WMU Research Magazine: Local Actions, Global Consequences

January 22, 1999 - WMU Picks Kalamazoo for Engineering Site, Expands Battle Creek Presence

September 18, 2000 - Trustees Authorize Property Purchase for Soccer Facility

April 21, 2005 - Needed Prescribed Burn Planned for Asylum Lake

April 27, 2005 - Prescribed Burn at Asylum Lake Scheduled for Thursday

 



 

Independent Books:

Haven: A Treatise on Asylum Lake

 


 

Kalamazoo Gazette Articles:

These articles represent a selection of Asylum Lake articles. There are other articles involving this topic available through the Kalamazoo Gazette. Some articles had to be re-typed in order to be readable. The content was typed exactly as it appeared in the Kalamazoo Gazette.

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May 2, 2012 - Third graders get lesson from WMU students in environmental stewardship at Asylum Lake Preserve

October 21, 2011 - Four-ton rock dedicated to couple who helped establish Asylum Lake Preserve

October 20, 2011 - Memorial to honor couple who helped establish the Asylum Lake Preserve

October 1, 2011 - Restoring Asylum Lake: Stormwater project to end contamination from shopping center

August 30, 2011 - Asylum Lake water quality to be improved with help of state grant awarded to Western Michigan University

August 17, 2011 - Western Michigan University uses AmeriCorps members to improve Kleinstuck, Asylum Lake preserves (letter)

June 12, 2011 - Public Enemy No. 2: Invasive dame's rocket joins the pull-worthy ranks of garlic mustard

May 4, 2011 - Portion of Parkview Avenue in Kalamazoo will be closed to westbound traffic for 2 months

January 21, 2011 - Western Michigan University officials cite safety concerns for closure of Asylum Lake parking lot

June 13, 2009 - Stewardship Network competes to rid the state of garlic mustard

July 29, 2008 - Get outdoors, get in shape: Hit area trails for a runner's high -- even if you're not running

July 14, 2008 - Coming in August: A (canned) beer run at Bilbo's. Don't forget to bring your knee socks

April 29, 2005 - Controlled burn in Kalamazoo

April 24, 2004 - Disputed land to be untouched: WMU, Asylum Lake advocates reach agreement on use of the 274-acre preserve

August 09, 2003 - Asylum Lake fight: How a battle over open space nearly stalled Kalamazoo's economic engine

May 13, 2003 - Stalemate persists on Asylum Lake

June 10, 2003 - City drops plans for Asylum Lake

February 24, 2003 - New tug of war over Asylum Lake

December 21, 1999 - Endowment created for Asylum Lake

December 20, 1999 - $1.3 million committed to Asylum Lake

April 03, 1999 - Mentally ill found a refuge at Fair Oaks Farm

February 06, 1999 - Asylum Lake future secured

January 08, 1999 - Asylum group softens stance/can't support proposal

September 02, 1998 - WMU removes Asylum Lake signs - for now

May 14, 1998 - Asylum Lake golf course, loss of pristine space

April 03, 1998 - WMU lookng at Asylum Lake for new golf course

March 16, 1996 - WMU planning soccer complex in Asylum Lake area

March 12, 1996 - New nature preserve proposed near Asylum Lake

January 20, 1993 - DNR to manage Asylum Lake land

June 11, 1993 - Asylum Lake cleanup set for Saturday

May 12, 1993 - Group challenged WMU's park plans

May 05, 1993 - New book is another chapter for local lake

July 29, 1992 - Park plan calls for group to press for business park vote

June 21, 1992 - New WMU park plan encroach on Asylum Lake

April 27, 1992 - Asylum Lake group to press for business park vote

April 21, 1991 - Asylum Lake threatened by fuel tank leak

February 28, 1991 - Asylum Lake cleanup urged in WMU report

February 19, 1991 - Research park fee to aid Asylum Lake?

November 25, 1990 - Urban growth threatens area wetlands, wildlife

October 24, 1990 - Crowd voices opposition to WMU park

August 29, 1990 - Asylum Lake has history as refuge

July 23, 1990 - Boy scouts to establish trail at Asylum Lake

May 25, 1990 - Man raises concerns about WMU park plan

June 21, 1984 - Condominium construction begins near Asylum Lake

June 22, 1982 - City seeks accord with WMU on Asylum Lake sewer

November 22, 1981 - Apartment developers work to stop erosion

May 08, 1979 - Asylum Lake area saved for public's recreation

October 27, 1976 - Asylum Lake property transfered to WMU

March 18, 1975 - Asylum Lake park use bill to be introduced

November 28, 1974 - Asylum Lake group not giving up

November 27, 1974 - No 'giveaway' at Asylum Lake

October 16, 1974 - Asylum Lake petition drive set Saturday

October 14, 1974 - Asylum Lake group plans to organize

October 03, 1974 - Asylum Lake use as park supported

October 01, 1974 - Asylum Lake future to be discussed

September 01, 1974 - Asylum Lake area 'available.'

September 01, 1974 - Asylum Lake area labeled haven for vandals

July 24, 1974 - Welborn will seek Asylum Lake park area

June 25, 1974 - Asylum Lake land target of city, county

September 13, 1973 - Park at Asylum Lake backed

July 27, 1973 - Planners discuss future of Asylum Lake area

October 19, 1910 - Underground tunnel for the Colony Farm, patients to use it

 




 

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