Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Stormwater Workshop Proceeds Online

From Jesse Schomberg of Minnesota Sea Grant

Greetings; pdf versions of presentations from the Northland Innovative Stormwater Conference are now available online, along with the final agenda and field trip tour map:
Just click on the title of the talk you'd like to see.

I'd like to take this final chance to thank our planning committee, Sponsors and Supporters, and all of the 66 attendees and presenters.

Jesse Schomberg
Minnesota Sea Grant

Sponsors and Supporters: Minnesota's Lake Superior Coastal Program, City of Duluth, South St. Louis SWCD, Regional Stormwater Protection Team, St. Louis River Alliance, WLSSD, Minnesota Environmental Partnership, Natural Resources Research Institute, Stark Enterprises, LLC, and Minnesota Sea Grant

Conference Planning Team:
Jesse Schomberg, MN Sea Grant
Rich Axler, Natural Resources Research Institute
Amber Westerbur, Minnesota’s Lake Superior Coastal Program
Dave Stark, Stark Enterprises, LLC
Andrew Slade, Minnesota Environmental Partnership
Kate Kubiak, South St. Louis SWCD
Julene Boe, St. Louis River Alliance
Julie O’Leary, Minnesota Environmental Partnership
These proceeds have valuable information on TMDLs, stormwater infrastructure design, rainwater harvesting, MIDS and other topics related to storm water.

Friday, January 14, 2011

St. Louis River Summit Feb 7-8, 2011

Please join us at the St. Louis River Estuary Summit on February 7-8, 2011 in the Grand Hall of the Yellowjacket Union on the Campus of the University of Wisconsin, Superior.

Research Scientists and Resource Managers working on the lower St. Louis River will share data, collaborate on common goals, learn about cutting edge research and monitoring, and discuss how this work can benefit the overall management of the Area of Concern.

The first day will begin at 1:00 p.m. with presentations addressing major ecological, social, and economic drivers and will conclude with a poster session and networking reception. The reception will include refreshments courtesy of the newly designated Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve.

Day two begins with check in at 8:30 a.m. and will run through 3:30 p.m.
Lunch tickets to the Yellowjacket cafeteria will be provided for those who pre-register. The agenda for the second day includes oral presentations to summarize our current understanding of issues and opportunities as well as activities to draw out new information and identify areas for collaboration. The day will close with a discussion of follow-up opportunities for coming together and staying together.

Contact Pat Collins at patrick_collins@fws.gov for registration information. Please also feel free to share this invitation with others who may wish to attend.

Please bring your own name tag or one recycled from a previous meeting to use at the summit.

Free parking at the UWS campus will be available only in Lot 2. Parking permits will not be required during the summit. Directions to the campus and parking.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Learn About the Proposed Penokee Mine Jan 19 in Ashland--Live Radio Broadcast at 6:00pm

Wisconsin Public Radio will broadcast the first public meeting about the proposed Penokee iron ore mining project live from the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center near Ashland. The two hour broadcast will include representatives from Gogebic Taconite Company, the Wisconsin Geological Survey, and the Ashland and Iron County Development Associations. The meeting will be moderated by Northland College President Mike Miller.

This public affairs event is sponsored by Wisconsin Public Radio, the Ashland Daily Press, Northland College and the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center.

In the second hour of the broadcast, the public is invited to ask questions about this proposal.

This special broadcast begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday January 19th on 102.9 Ashland, 89.9 WHSA,, Brule and 91.3, KUWS Superior.