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March 6, 2017

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Photo - Nipigon Bay, Canadian waters of Lake Superior  - Thank you Dave Crawford.

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Superior Islands Nature Reserve

Conservation Purchase Includes Swede Island

The Thunder Bay Field Naturalists conservation puchase includes six remote island locations adjacent to the Black Bay Peninsula and St. Ignace Island in the Canadian waters of Lake Superior. The Thunder Bay Field Naturalists organization, is purchasing six remote Canadian Lake Superior island locations as part of their "Superior Islands Nature Reserve." Field Naturalists information about the purchase states that …

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Fish consumption advisories

March. 6 & 7 Mercury Round Table/Student Presentation

Province of Ontario fish consumption advisories are in place for most lakes in Northwestern Ontario, mainly due to mercury. The public is welcome to a round table discussion entitled, "What Can We Do About Mercury in our Water," which will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. on March 6th at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery, 1080 Keewatin Street, on …

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Aerial View - Western Lake Superior

Minnesota Landview Map Tool

An aerial view of Western Lake Superior. The Minnesota Landview map tool has multiple functions and allows users to view aerial photos of Minnesota from earlier decades. Infosuperior is glad to receive input from readers. Feel free to get in touch with us with comments or to suggest topics for articles. Recently, in response to information about mapping tools posted …

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Ice cover on Lake Superior near-record lows

Feb 18, 2017 - Lake Superior MODIS satellite imagery showing ice coverage. (Source: https://coastwatch.glerl.noaa.gov/modis/modis.php?region=s&page=1 Ice cover on the Great Lakes is at a near-record low (<10% coverage vs. 80% in 2015), thanks to the January thaw.  This has been the warmest Superior has been in 16 years, and it has contributed to some of the lowest lake ice coverage on …

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Watershed Webcasts

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will be hosting a webcast on the new tool “Model My Watershed” on Thursday, March 9 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. EDT. “Model My Watershed” is a user friendly, online watershed modeling application that allows users to learn how land use and soil together determine whether rainfall infiltrates into the soil, runs off into …

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Memorial Ave. Low Impact Development

March 8/9: Low Impact Development Workshop

This low impact development site on Memorial Avenue in Thunder Bay, Ontario assists in stormwater management and also acts as a beautiful, green urban oasis. Please join EcoSuperior, the City of Thunder Bay, Confederation College and Lakehead University on March 8th & 9th for an informative 2-day training workshop on Low Impact Development (LID) Stormwater Management. Training will be provided …

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City Temperatures

How Much Warmer Was Your City in 2016?

A new AccuWeather/New York Times application allows users to type in the name of a city and view information about temperature and precipitation in relation to historical data. It's simple. It incorporates a wealth of data and it works. An interactive database put together by Accuweather and the New York times let's site visitors type in the name of any …

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Sailing Into History

Sailing Into History

    A new book by Michigan author Frank Boles outlines the history of Great Lakes Freighters and the lives of those who sailed themThe Great Lakes create a vast transportation network that supports a massive shipping industry. In the new book, "Sailing Into History", seamanship, cargo, competition, cooperation, technology, engineering, business, unions, government decisions, and international agreements all come …

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