BY DAVID NICHOLAS
Governor Snyder's ceremonial signing of Public Act 251 yesterday was the final step in what supporters say is the protection of night sky.
The Dark Sky Coast Bill will cover nearly 23,000 contiguous acres of land in northwest Emmet County.
Mary Adams is the Dark Sky Park Program Director, I spoke with her yesterday as she was on her way to the event with the governor in Petoskey...
The ordinance signed by the governor does not place requirements on land owners. It does require that any lighting on included public lands be directed downward so as not to create glare which interferes with the view of the night sky.
Adams notes that the area is already a tourist destination, the Dark Sky designation she said is drawing even more visitors to just the 7th such park in the United States.