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Lake State invites you to write about Lake Superior

Wednesday, April 27, 2011   by: SooToday.com StaffNEWS RELEASE

LAKE SUPERIOR
STATE UNIVERSITY

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LSSU BPAC resource office and English department launch St. Marys River writing project

SAULT STE. MARIE, MI - As part of a continuing "Celebrate the St. Mary's River" program, Lake Superior State University's English department and Bi-national Public Advisory Council Resource Office are inviting writers to contribute short, creative non-fiction works about the river for publication in a new blog, "Writing the St. Mary's."

Writers and readers will find the blog at http://www.writing-the-st-marys.blogspot.com.

"This blog is designed to encourage writers to express their impressions of the river, its history, culture, natural history, and the sense-of-place it engenders in us," said blog editor Jillena Rose, assistant professor of English at LSSU. "We hope the writings inspire others to more fully appreciate this special resource we have."

Recent submissions include accounts of crossing the river by rowboat, enjoying the river with a hamburger from Clyde's Drive-In, missing the river after moving away from the area, and more.

Writers interested in submitting works may email them to stmarysriver@gmail.com.

Works remain the property of the writers.

The opinions expressed in the works do not necessarily reflect the opinions of LSSU or BPAC, which is the Bi-national Public Advisory Council for the St. Mary's River Area of Concern (AOC).

The St. Mary's River BPAC was created in 1988.

It is a stakeholders group to assist government agencies that are responsible for preparing a Remedial Action Plan (RAP) for the AOC.

Specifically, BPAC informs the agencies about public views and opinions regarding the clean-up of the St. Mary's River AOC and advocates for projects that achieve the restoration goals.

BPAC is dedicated to ensuring that the river water quality and the ecosystem are improved and protected for all users of the river.

Members include citizens, property owners, tribes, elected officials, health units, municipal staff, and university staff from both Canada and the United States.

BPAC maintains an office on the LSSU campus.

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