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Learn more about our St. Marys River at 12th Environmental Summit

Friday, March 08, 2013   by: SooToday.com Staff

NEWS RELEASE

LAKE SUPERIOR
STATE UNIVERSITY

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Learn more about our St. Marys River at 12th Environmental Summit

SAULT STE. MARIE, MI - Lake Superior State University invites the community to celebrate our St. Marys River during the 12th annual Environmental Summit on March 16 at the LSSU Walker Cisler Center.

This year’s event, with a theme of Connecting Science to the Community, is open from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and features a room dedicated to children, including hands-on activities and arts and crafts. People are welcome to drop in any time.

The event is sponsored by the Binational Public Advisory Council for the St. Marys River Area of Concern and LSSU.

Local groups will have displays and informational pamphlets of how they work toward conserving and sustaining the area and improving environmental quality of the river.

“Residents of both Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and Ontario are highly encouraged to attend and see how local groups and the science community are working toward conserving and protecting the St. Marys River and to learn effective ways to deliver conservation messages,” said LSSU Biology professor Greg Zimmerman, who noted that a panel discussion with conservation scientists will take place from 1-3 p.m.

BPAC is the stakeholders’ voice for the St. Marys River Area of Concern.

Members representing Michigan and Ontario advocate for and advise the resource management agencies about meeting the objectives of the Remedial Action Plan for restoring the river ecosystem.

For more information about BPAC, the Environmental Summit, or to include your group with a display at the summit, please contact Haley Tasiemski, BPAC student project assistant, at stmarysriver@lssu.edu

You may also find more information at lssu.edu/bpac

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Pictured: Lake Superior State University students Zach Bishop, left, and John Ransom demonstrate water table mechanics to group of Sault school children, while in the background LSSU geology professor Matthew Spencer helps students pan for gold during the 2012 St. Marys River Environmental Summit.

Photo by Sean O'Mara for LSSU

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Norm 3/9/2013 11:58:57 AM Report

Lots of great history surrounds that river. From my ancestors, voyageurs, to the mill and ships that gave so many a decent living. I know the river has been monitored for polution for many years, methods put in place in an effort to contorol the obvious from the steel mill. I remember working for the plant and skimming the oil ponds where the casino and parking lot sit now. I always thought, what a mess so close to the river. Not sure but, hopefully its much better now.
Big specks no wammies 3/11/2013 10:52:52 AM Report

SUPPOSE WE DREDGE ONE OF THE LARGEST WETLAND ON THE ST MARYS RIVER WITH A ONE WAY MOAT WITH 0 NATURAL WATER FLOW,
LET US THEN SELL OFF 91 ESTATE LOTS ON THE DITCH (DEPENDENT ON SEPTIC AND SHALLOW WELLS TO ENSURE THAT THE PEOPLE WHO DEPEND ON THESE WELLS ARE ALSO INGESTING EACH OTHERS FECAL MATTER AND PHARMACEUTICAL PARTICULATE) lETS THEN PASS THIS DEVELOPMENT WITH ZERO RESTRICTIONS AND NONE FO THE CONCERNS OF THE mnr dfo moe OR ssmrca TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION. THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT IS OCCURING COMPLIMENTS OF THE CHAIR OF THE ssmrca. BRYAN WATKINS HAS BEEN A DISTRUCTIVE COMPONENT TO 176-06 AND SHOULD NOT BE CHAIRING THE BOARD. HE LIED TO THE BOARD ON THE JAN 2013 MEETING ABOUT ROBERTS RULES OF ORDER AND MISLEAD OTHER BOARD MEMBERS. HE PLACES HIS OWN UNSUBSUSTANTIATED FALSE THEORIES OVER PROFESSIONAL HYDRO GEOLOGYSTS AND SHOWED A COMPLETE IGNORANCE AND DESREGARD FOR PROFESSIONAL OPINION OF THE STAFF OF THE ssmrca>FOR THOSE INTERESTED LOOK UP

POINTPROTECTION.ORG
THIS SCENERIO IS UNFOLDING LIKE A BASEMENT VERSION OF "THE DEVILS ADVOCATE "
WHAT MOTIVATES THIS MAN TO VOTE AND MISLEAD WITH SUCH HASTE AND CONVICTION IS A MYSTERY.
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