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State lawmakers concerned about the depleting Isle Royale wolf population


Some lawmakers are speaking up for the wolves on Isle Royale. They’re asking the National Parks Service to help rebuild the wolf population.

As of this year, there are only three wolves left on Isle Royale. That’s after years and years of the influx and recession of the wolf population. Continue reading

14th annual environmental summit taking place at LSSU


Residents of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and Ontario are invited to come to Lake Superior State University for the 14th annual Environmental Summit. The free summit is designed to show residents what scientists and students from LSSU have been doing on the St. Mary’s River. It will also give residents a chance to learn how to care for the river.

Starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 27 at the Cisler Center, residents will be able to interact with local organizations to better understand the river’s ecology. One organization is the Aquatic Research Laboratory, who will be providing information on the salmon fish hatchery on the river.

Students from LSSU will also have a chance to speak on the river and showcase their research.

Dr. Sheri Glowinski is an assistant professor of Biology Sciences at Lake Superior State University. She is also the coordinator for the Michigan side of the Bi-national Public Advisory Council. Both organizations are sponsoring the event.

“(It’s important) for the community to understand the major environmental issues that are facing the St. Mary’s watershed.”

Glowinski has set up this entire event and is excited to get the public educated about the St. Mary’s river.

Following the summit is a Health and Harvest Fair, where farms and other health related organizations will be presenting on healthy eating.

Flint Watershed Coalition receives grant for Hamilton Dam Project

Contributions are coming in to remove a “high hazard” dam from the Flint River.

The Hamilton Dam project recently picked up a $50,000 grant from the Saginaw Bay Watershed Initiative Network.

The Flint Watershed Coalition will use the grant to help demolish the dam, and construct a series of rock rapids that will take its place.
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