Meetings

Next Public Listening Session:

agenda_screen_shot with borderNovember 14, 2014 ~ Red Cliff, Wisconsin

“Lake Superior Ojibwe (Anishinaabeg):  Protecting and Restoring the Lake Superior Basin”

Speakers from several tribes will talk about a variety of programs they’re working on including climate change responses, invasive species controls, managing fish hatcheries and creating sustainable fish populations, wild rice restorations, mining issues and others.

In addition to presentations, a dozen tribal and regional groups and agencies will offer displays about a variety of lake issues and programs.

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Previous Meetings:

March 28, 2014 ~ Superior, Wisconsin

“Mysteries of Lake Superior, from Top to Bottom”

During this meeting the public heard from regional experts, artists, adventurers, business owners, scientists, Native Americans, and others and explored some of the mysterious aspects of the Lake Superior basin.  For more information click on the date of the meeting.

 

Sept_2013_Meeting_Agenda_September 6, 2013 ~ Superior, Wisconsin

“Identifying and Controlling Invasive Species in the Lake Superior Basin.” 

To view more information about this meeting, click on the date.

 

March 15, 2013 ~ Virginia, Minnesota

The Impacts of Nonferrous Mining in the Lake Superior Basin: Overview and Updates

march_2013_flyer_screen_shotThe Lake Superior Binational Forum offered its third and final public meeting about the impacts of mining in the Lake Superior basin at this upcoming meeting in Virginia.

The focus of the meeting was how nonferrous mining operations may impact the economies and environment of the Lake Superior basin, especially on the Minnesota Iron Range.

To view the presentations given at this meeting =>  click here

 

September 28, 2012 ~ Marquette, Michigan

The Impacts of Nonferrous Mining in the Lake Superior Basin: Overview and Updates

The Lake Superior Binational Forum offered its second of three public meetings about the impacts of mining in the Lake Superior basin at this upcoming meeting in Marquette. The meetings are funded through a Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

To view the presentations given at this meeting => click here

 

 

March 23, 2012 ~ Ashland, Wisconsin

Mining Impacts and Lake Superior: A Basinwide Approach

The first public meeting concerning mining was held in March 2012 in Ashland, Wisconsin, and focused on the historical, environmental, and economic impacts from ferrous mining in the basin.

To view all audio and video recordings of this meeting => click here

For more information about the host community =>  click here

 

 

 

More Information!  The Binational Forum has also developed an extensive section about basin-wide mining activities that’s available on our web site. Click on the Mining tab on our site for information about all aspects of mining in Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Ontario.

 

September 9, 2011 ~ Grand Marais, Minnesota

“Advancing the Visions: Water Quality Challenges on the Minnesota North Shore”

This theme complimented the Binational Program’s celebration of its 20th anniversary in 2011 by highlighting what communities and organizations are doing to protect the water quality and quantity of the Lake Superior basin. (poster .pdf )

Speakers talked about water quality issues such as aquatic invasive species and the potential for VHS virus in fish; impacts of stormwater runoff from development in the city of Grand Marais; and impacts of storm events on water quality in the north shore’s streams and rivers. There was also a presentation of the new outdoor education classroom recently constructed at the Cook County public school that included a tour of the school’s vegetable garden and composting site.

 

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