November 2004 News
October 2004 News -- December 2004 News
November 2004 News
Dept. of Natural Resources KPAC Public Meeting Minutes: Oct. 5, 2004
minutes from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources public meeting
on recommendations proposed by the Keweenaw Point Advisory Committee (KPAC) are
now available and posted here on Keweenaw Now. At the meeting, which was held on
Oct. 5, 2004, in the Mohawk School, DNR officials read and distributed KPAC's
recommendations for recreation and resource management of the state's recent Keweenaw Tip purchase of 6,275 acres
and asked for public comment. The meeting was well attended by local residents
and visitors to the area, who commented on the recommendations for Camping, Maintenance and Enforcement, Motorized Access, Non-Motorized Access, Public Access and Roads, Minimum Impact Zones and Timber
the minutes of the public meeting.
Ron Yesney, DNR West U.P. recreation specialist, reads KPAC recommendations and
asks for public comment at the Oct. 5 public meeting in the Mohawk School. (Photo © 2004
Bete Grise awarded $450,000 for coastal wetland protection
WASHINGTON, D. C. -- The Houghton Keweenaw Conservation District, through the
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), learned on Wednesday, Nov.
24, 2004, that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has
approved grants totaling approximately $450,000 for
Bete Grise South coastal wetlands. These funds will help protect over 1000 acres of pristine wetland
in an area that includes part of the Lac La Belle sloughs and over a mile of Lake Superior
shoreline at Bete Grise South, along the eastern
shore of the Keweenaw Peninsula. These NOAA grants, along with the recently awarded
$1 million National Coastal Wetlands Conservation grant from the U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service, complete the funding
needed to preserve for present and future generations an area identified by The Nature Conservancy and Michigan's Departments of Natural Resources and Environmental
Quality as the single most important estuarine marsh remaining in the Upper Great
Photo: Aerial view of Bete Grise
South shoreline, showing Lac La Belle in background. (Photo ©
2003 Michael Jordan. Reprinted with permission.)
October 2004 News -- December
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