Month: June 2013

Closed: Great Lakes United.

A public statement announcing the closure of Great Lakes United was issued on June 25th, 2013.
A public statement announcing the closure of Great Lakes United was issued on June 25th, 2013.

An organization with an incredible history of contribution to the Great Lakes is closing. Great Lakes United, which has been active on the Great Lakes environmental front in both Canada and USA for over thirty years, issued a public statement on June 25th, 2013. Read the complete statement by clicking on the image above or here.

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Analyzing channel currents near the Marquette Lake Superior shoreline – Michigan State University Extension

Analyzing channel currents near the Marquette Lake Superior shoreline – Michigan State University Extension: ”

 

Analyzing channel currents near the Marquette Lake Superior shoreline
Michigan State University Extension
Keith Cooley, with the National Weather Service, presented findings from an analysis of channel currents along the Lake Superior shoreline at Picnic Rocks in Marquette, where 15 lives have been lost since 1963. Channel currents in this area move

(Via Lake Superior News.)

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Explore Rain Garden at the Lake Superior NERR – University of Wisconsin- Superior

Explore Rain Garden at the Lake Superior NERR – University of Wisconsin- Superior: ”


University of Wisconsin- Superior
 

Explore Rain Garden at the Lake Superior NERR
University of Wisconsin- Superior
Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve is inviting everyone to learn about native plants, clean water and the Rain Garden at the Lake Superior NERR. No pre-registration is required. For more information you can call (715) 392-3141. Friday 

(Via Lake Superior News.)

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State officials say 181 acres of wetlands, Lake Superior coast on Keweenaw … – The Republic

State officials say 181 acres of wetlands, Lake Superior coast on Keweenaw … – The Republic: ”

 

State officials say 181 acres of wetlands, Lake Superior coast on Keweenaw
The Republic
COPPER HARBOR, Michigan — State officials say 181 acres of coastal land in Michigans Keweenaw Peninsula has been permanently protected. Nearly $1 million in grant funds was invested to acquire the parcel from a private owner. Funding came from the 

and more »

(Via Lake Superior News.)

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Spring 2013 RAP Newsletter

Sping 2013 front page

In March of 2013 the Northshore of Lake Superior Redial Action Plan created a newsletter that featured a few of the activities going on that relate to the Thunder Bay and Nipigon Bay Area of Concern. Besides a few nice pictures the newsletter offers articles on The North Shore Steelhead Association, the Kama Creek restoration project, how Lakehead University is getting involved and much more. The PDF of the Spring newsletter can be found in the DataBase of this InfoSuperior website or by clicking here.

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Binational Public Advisory Committee Meeting – June 19th

The Binational Public Advisory Council to the St. Marys River Remedial Action Plan meets at 6 p.m., June 19th in the Boardroom at Algoma University. For more information about the meeting contact Corrina Barret at 705-949-2301 ext. 3156. Go to the Binational Public Advisory Council website.

Also, participate in “Lunch on the River” — a chance to talk about environmental progress in cleaning up the St. Marys River, but even more, an excuse, to come enjoy the wonderful river. Bring your lunch to Sherman Park at noon on Friday, June 21st and join others with an interest in the river. This event is sponsored by the Binational Public Advisory Council for the St. Marys River Area of Concern.

 

For more information contact Gregory Zimmerman, Lake Superior State University Biology Dept. –  906.635.2470.

 

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Spirit of Lake Superior – Natural History Magazine

Spirit of Lake Superior – Natural History Magazine: ”

 

Spirit of Lake Superior
Natural History Magazine
On Hat Point along the northwest shore of Lake Superior stands a gnarled elder of the Grand Portage Band of Minnesotas Ojibwe people: Manido Gee-zhi gance, Spirit Little Cedar Tree. To reach it, one must pass through a grove shrouded by old mans 

(Via Lake Superior News.)

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Dan Gapen Will Be In Nipigon – June 21st

 

Dan Gapen Sr.
Dan Gapen Sr.

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Dan Gapen Sr., originally from Nipigon’s Chalet Lodge (Gapen’s Pool) is a naturalist, fisherman, writer and fishing tackle manufacturer. He is also the TV Host of “The Old Man and Bobber Anne.” Dan will be in Nipigon preparing a documentary with Gary Lange about St. Ignace Island, the large island which forms the sourthern boundary of Nipigon Bay. Come out and meet Dan at 7 p.m. on June 21st at Chalet Lodge in Nipigon. The event is hosted by the Red Rock Indian Band and the Town of Nipigon and will provide book signing opportunities as well as prizes and give aways. There will be a silver collection. Visit the Fishing Hall of Fame, “those we honour” site for more information about Dan Gapen.

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Cleanup Ordered at Marathon Mill

Marathon mill
The mill at Marathon, Ontario located on Peninsula Harbour, the main harbour in Marathon.

The Ontario Ministry of the Environment has ordered cleanup to be completed at the former pulp mill in Marathon, Ontario. The mill is situated on Peninsula Harbour, the main harbour in Marathon. Peninsula Harbour is one of 43 Great Lakes Areas of Concern, or environmental hotspots located around the Great Lakes, both in Canada and USA. The cleanup will build on previous environmental progress. A project to address Peninsula Harbour sediment contaminated with mercury and PCBs through a system of thin-layer sand and granular capping was completed last year (see pictures of a tour by Marathon residents during project implemention). The recent order by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment applies to the mill property itself. Read more in a June 10th, 2013 article in Northern Ontario Business…

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New Waste Reduction Act Proposed for Ontario

A wide range of products collected at a community hazardous waste. collection in the Lake Superior basin. Proper waste management includes a wide range of projects.
A wide range of products collected at a community hazardous waste collection in the Lake Superior basin. Proper waste management includes a wide range of projects.

Jim Bradley , Ontario Minister of the Environment, is proposing new waste reduction legislation that would:

  • Make individual producers responsible for the end-of-life management of their products and packaging.
  • Increase recycling in the lagging industrial, commercial and institutional sector starting with the paper and packaging waste generated there.
  • Eliminate surprise “eco-fees” at the cash register by requiring “all-in-pricing”.
  • Improve oversight, compliance and enforcement of waste diversion by clearly defining the roles and responsibilities of individual producers, the provincial government, municipalities and a new Waste Reduction Authority.
  • Allow for greater producer funding of the Blue Box program over time.
  • Foster innovation in product and packaging design.

 Read more…

Related: The Life of a Plastic Water Bottle (amazing slides).

 

 

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