May 1, 2018


Photo: The "Michipicoten" arrives through ice to Duluth, MN., April  24th.

Thank you for the photo to Randy Wolf of Wrenshall, MN.

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Map Showing Red Roc, Ontario

Late Breaking: Red Rock Receives Wastewater Treatment Plant Funding

The Town of Red Rock is located on the shore of Lake Superior's Nipigon Bay some 115 km./71 mi. east of Thunder Bay, Ontario. At an April 27th event in Red Rock, Ontario on Lake Superior's Nipigon Bay, Patti Hajdu, federal Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour and Michael Gravelle, Ontario Minister of Northern Development and Mines joined Gary …

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The St. Louis River Estuary

Explosions, Fire Rock Superior Wisconsin

A view over the St. Louis River estuary between Superior, Wisc. and Duluth, Minn. with the fire at the Husky refinery in the distance. In 1987, the estuary was designated as one of 43 Great Lakes environmental "Areas of Concern." Cleanup is ongoing and substantial progress has been made. Image curtesy of Michael Osborn, owner of Divine Chaos Clique Photography. …

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Nipigon Bay Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

Environment and Climate Change Canada Focuses in on Marine Plastics

Participants in a September 16, 2017 Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup organized by Parks Canada Cleaning up, again and again and again...simply isn't a sustainable practice. Somebody had to say "enough is enough", and it looks like the person in charge at Environment and Climate Change Canada did just that. Catherine Mckenna, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada, announced …

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Contaminated pulpy material from Thunder Bay Harbour.

North Harbour Cleanup Efforts Renewed

A sample of the pulpy material contaminated with mercury in Thunder Bay Harbour. Several organizations met on April 18th to renew efforts aimed at cleanup. Several organizations interested in cleanup of a contaminated area of Thunder Bay Harbour met on April 18th at Lakehead University. It was the first such meeting involving Transport Canada, the owner of the harbour bottom …

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Phearless Phragmites Phighters

Elementary School "Phearless Phragmites Phighters" Action Plan

  A screen capture from the "PhraKit4Teachers website. The "Phearless Phragmites Phighters" have created their own program to deal with this invasive plant. Visit their website. Students from Millstone Township in New Jersey have done amazing work researching Invasive Phragmites and presenting their findings and action plans at Community Problem Solving Competitions. Now they have developed tool kits for teachers …

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Take A Tour: Geology of the Lakehead Region

Lake Superior lies within the Great Canadian Shield, a massive inactive geologic feature mainly composed of metamorphic rock. Geologically speaking, the Shield has only been a calm region as of recently and its scars reveal that this area was home to a turbulent past. For example, geologists believe that the location where Lake Superior is situated was once a developing …

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