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Student Research Focused On Lake Superior “Nurdles”

Lakehead University Student Research to Focus on “Nurdles” The following article is written by Audrey Nerino, an Honours student in the Department of Geography and the Environment at Lakehead University. Audrey’s research is being supervised by Dr. Rob Stewart. Audrey’s article below lays out the research she will be completing to better quantify the issue of […]

Rossport Beach Cleanup…Nurdles Undercurrent

Parks Canada Host Parks Canada hosted a very successful beach cleanup on September 15th at Rossport, Ontario, as part of the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup. The event is held, on the same day, on lakes and oceans around the world. Approximately 30 people participated, many from the Rossport and Gravel River area with additional reinforcements […]

“Nurdles” Now Reported From U.S. Side

Previously reported from the Canadian side of Lake Superior, from Nipigon Bay eastward, nurdles are now being reported from the U.S. side of the Lake. Marquette resident Dan Wiitala recently contacted Infosuperior about nurdles on Lakewood Lane Beaches near Marquette, Michigan. Dan also contacted the Superior Watershed Partnership (SWP) about the sightings. Abbie Debiak of […]

Volunteers Collect Over 145, 000 Lake Superior “Nurdles”

  Thanks to Everyone Who Participated Twenty-five volunteers attended a Lake Superior beach cleanup at Mountain Bay on June 10th. Mountain Bay is located on the Canadian shore of Lake Superior some 50 km east of the community of Nipigon. The cleanup was organized by Parks Canada, the organization developing the Lake Superior National Marine […]

Nipigon Bay Beach Cleanup Nets Almost 200,000 “Nurdles”

About thirty-five people participated in a beach cleanup on Nipigon Bay, Saturday, September 16th. The cleanup was focused on Rainboth point, just east of Gravel River, between Nipigon and Rossport. Parks Canada organized the event utilizing staff of the Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area, which has an office in Nipigon. Assistance was also provided […]

Nipigon Nurdles Meeting Summary

  Nurdles in Nipigon Bay: Exploring Local Microplastic Concerns May 3rd • Lake Helen Community Centre • 7-9pm   The newest environmental group in the Nipigon area held their first meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3rd at the Lake Helen Community Centre. The group started as the Public Advisory Committee to the Nipigon […]

Nipigon Nurdles Issue Gains Traction

Every Tuesday, we focus on Superior Environment stories. This article is part of a month-long focus on microplastics and their impact. Join us on May 3rd, 7pm-9pm at the Lake Helen Community Hall for an information session and discussion on microplastics issue. Click here for meeting details. Last week, Nipigon-area resident Chuck Hutterli spoke with […]