Flint Is Not the Only Victim of a Toxic Environment in Michigan
Michigan's Most Toxic Town is located in...
Southwest Detroit - 48217
We're fighting the coldest war against an enemy that you can't see, hear, or touch. But it touches us ALL in such unimaginable ways!
The "Toxic Soup" created by the Industrial Corporations located in this section of Detroit is permeating the air! This results in the ongoing, but barely reported, rise in diseases such as Bronchitis, Asthma, Emphysema, Heart Disease, and varying forms of Cancer! Thus, making this portion of the city the most polluted in the entire state. This section alone is more than triple the state's average of reported Cancer cases!
Like the Flint Water Crisis, these residents are fighting to survive the natural elements which should be free from these toxins and pollutants.
We are working to resolve the problem on our own by contributing to the creation of Eco-Scrubbing Green Spaces like our Eden Park Project!
Partnering to Make a Difference
What we are doing...
We are building upon existing natural, human, and financial assets in the 48217 community to make the Eden Park Community Project a reality! Tri-City’s Board of Directors & Staff, as well as the Eden Park Community Project Steering Committee, are actively engaging 48217, 48218, & 48229 residents and other community stakeholders in the planning and implementation of Eden Park.
Our partners include, but are not limited to, youth & seniors, Master Gardeners, Environmental Experts, Community Activists, Block Club Leaders, Schools, Church Leaders, Local Musicians, Elected Officials, and now… Major Corporations within our geographic area, that all want to help mitigate the serious environmental problems in the area.
We are grateful for the financial generosity of the New Mt. Hermon Missionary Baptist Church “Angel Investors”, Wayne County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority, Ben & Jerry’s Foundation, DTE and The Michigan Sierra Club Partnership Community Environmental Action Committee Grant, The Michigan Economic Development Corporation, The Marathon Petroleum Foundation, Inc. and The Midwest Environmental Justice Network Fund.
Additionally, we acknowledge and are extremely grateful to Greening of Detroit, The University of Michigan’s Alzheimer’s Research Center, Michigan Good Food Charter, The Michigan Sierra Club, Reach Realty Group, and Hamilton Anderson & Associates for providing pro-bono support during our initial stages of this project.
Anticipated Project Outcome
Not just for aesthetic value... Green Spaces add REAL Value!
The benefits of this Green Space are plentiful to say the least! Some of them include... Water Purification, Air Purification, Temperature Modification via Energy Saves, Oxygen Generation, Carbon sequestration
Green Spaces improve property value along with reducing energy costs that would normally affect a home's budget. They also assist in maintaining the environmental conditions in such a way that they ensure we maintain consistent and anticipated weather conditions; thereby preparing us to endure, which helps us adjust our energy expenditures.
Marathon Oil's Detroit Refinery General Manager
“It’s Marathon’s job to fuel the community... which includes being a good neighbor and supporting Southwest Detroit. We are proud of the work we do with and for Detroit residents.”
Director - Environmental Management & Safety at DTE
“Kids need sustainable spaces where they can play, explore and grow. A cleaner planet for children and future generations is important to us at DTE, which is why DTE is proud to help create and protect places like this green space.”
EPCP Steering Committee
a Tri-City CDC
Reverend Dr. Alex R. Hill, Sr.
Steering Committee Chair
Dr. Alicia Renee Farris
Dr. Loretta G. Smith
Ms. Wanda Lowe-Anderson
Ms. Rhonda Anderson
Mr. Albert Bates, Jr.
Ms. Sunceria Garrett
Dr. Delores Leonard
Hon. Malcolm Moulton
Rev. Jerome Maclin
Eden Park Champions
Our State Dignitaries are in it with us!
We are pleased to report that several elected officials have supported this project since its inception. They have helped us to navigate some difficult terrain while trying to secure this property. They’ve also championed state funding support & individual donations.
Our heartfelt THANKS go to Senator Marshall Bullock, State Representative Tyrone Carter, and Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib. We celebrate them as we work together to make the “Tri-City” area an ecologically friendly place to live!
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