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What started in 1970 as a day of education about environmental issues has become a globally celebrated holiday every April 22 — Earth Day! Today, it's estimated that more than 1 billion people participate in Earth Day activities annually. Here are a few ways to show your support of Mother Earth in and around The D this year:


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Most people are aware of and have even experienced "Pure Michigan's Lake Effect" at one or more of the five Great Lakes. However, many do not realize that Michigan also has over 11,000 lakes (and other inland bodies of water), a good portion of which are located in and around Detroit.


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If you’re a biker or a runner, or just looking for a new way to explore the city by foot, you need to check out the Dequindre Cut.
 

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Green space probably isn’t the first image that comes to mind when you picture a visit to the Motor City. But you’d be surprised by Detroit’s public park offerings. Exploring one or more of them is a relaxing and inexpensive way to learn more about the region and its history and maybe even meet some of the locals.


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Baseball fans coming to Detroit for the World Series this weekend won’t have any problems finding things to do before and after the games.  “We hope fans coming to Detroit for the World Series take the opportunity to explore our world-class museums, eat in our delicious restaurants, take a walk along our revitalized riverfront, and check out everything that our city has to offer,” said Larry Alexander, Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau President & CEO. “We know baseball will be top of mind this weekend, but there are so many other things to see and do in Detroit before and after the games.”


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