Wednesday, May 20, 2009
The L.L. Smith, Jr. research vessel is back for another season of three-hour educational boat tours along the Lake Superior coastline! Did you know that a drop of water spends an average of 191 years in Lake Superior? Join us to discover why facts like these make monitoring so critical to keeping Lake Superior and its streams clean and healthy. Participate in sampling Lake Superior’s water and bottom-dwelling invertebrates (small animals without backbones) and compare your data to other locations around the lake. Get great ideas for how you and your community can protect this amazing resource while enjoying the "good life" along Lake Superior.
Are you a local government official, planning/zoning board member, or employee of a municipality and interested in attending for free? Please send Jesse an e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 218-726-6182.
Friday, May 1, 2009
Rain Barrels: An Old Idea That’s New Again. The PEIR Program (Public Education, Involvement & Relations) is selling rain barrels! Residential property owners of the city can purchase a rain barrel at the reduced cost of $40.00. Additional rain barrels can be purchased at the full cost of $70.00. All rain barrels must be pre-ordered by May 1, 2009. Download the application form, fill out and send it in with a $20.00 deposit. Rain barrel pick-up dates are June 4 from 2 – 7 p.m. and June 6 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Wessman Arena on the UWS campus.
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