U.P. Environmental Risk Management Strategies Conference – 4/27/17

April 26, 2017

Marquette, MIApril 26, 2017 – The MDEQ Remediation and Redevelopment Division’s Upper Peninsula District is pleased to announce the upcoming Environmental Risk Management Strategies Conference. This one day conference on April 27, 2017 at the Ramada Inn in Marquette, will focus on state programs that address environmental cleanups, including recent and pending statutory amendments, strategies for management of different types of contaminants, and contaminated property redevelopment.

Presentations include informational sessions regarding new land and resource use restriction options for site closure, new strategies for addressing contaminant vapors, and requirements for managing non-aqueous phase liquids. Emergency management strategies and brownfield redevelopment tools will also be featured in a project scenario format.

This conference is intended for:

  • owners and operators of contaminated properties
  • environmental consultants
  • state and local units of government
  • attorneys
  • practitioners
  • federal and tribal agencies
  • realtors
  • developers
  • environmental organizations

Check out the Preliminary Agenda and register today! … Read the rest

Upper Peninsula Solid Waste Forum – 4/26/17

April 25, 2017

Marquette, MIApril 25, 2017 – The MDEQ is hosting its fourth Upper Peninsula Solid Waste Forum in Marquette, Michigan. The purpose of the Forum is to share information about the latest issues involving solid waste management and recycling, specifically targeting issues of interest in the Upper Peninsula. Presentation topics include waste regulations 101, e-waste, landfill groundwater data interpretation, beneficial use, household hazardous waste, recycling, landfill construction gas air permitting, and more.

The MDEQ is interested in attracting a wide spectrum of stakeholders; including both commercial and industrial landfill operators, composters, recyclers, and end users of waste byproducts. Check out the complete agenda and register today!

April 26
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Ramada Inn, Marquette
Meet and Greet – April 25 (5:00-7:00 pm)

REGISTRATION COST: $45 – includes continental breakfast and lunch on April 26

This event qualifies for 5 CEHs for Professional Engineers.… Read the rest

NMU Show Choir Presents TASTE Concert – 4/26/17

April 25, 2017

Marquette, MIApril 25, 2017 – Northern Michigan University’s Lake Effect Show Choir will present its 11th Annual TASTE Concert, a night of musical entertainment complemented by appetizers, desserts and beverages. This year’s event revolves around a “Road Trip!” theme. The show will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, April 26 and 27, in the University Center Great Lakes Rooms.

Tickets are $15 and are available at Forsberg’s…A New Leaf on Front Street, the NMU Music Department office in the Thomas Fine Arts building, or by calling (906)-227-2563. Show seating is determined by the order in which the tickets are purchased.… Read the rest

Diabetes Workshop coming to Ishpeming – 4/24/17

April 23, 2017

Ishpeming, MIApril 23, 2017 – The Diabetes PATH (Personal Action Towards Health) workshop is returning to UP Health System-Bell Hospital beginning on April 24th. The workshop helps people living with daily challenges of diabetes, learn skills and tools needed to improve their health and manage their symptoms.  Subjects covered include: symptoms of diabetes, stress, managing fatigue and emotional problems, exercise, healthy eating, medications, and working with health care providers.

The six week class will meet on Monday evenings, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. beginning on April 24th.  Pre registration is required- family and caregivers are welcome.   There is no cost to attend.   Please call Erin Carter at 906-369-4572 to register.  For more information, visit www.upcap.org. This program is brought to you in part by UPCAP, UPDON, and the MSU Extension.… Read the rest

NMU College of Business Hosts Spring Celebration Reception – 4/27/17

April 23, 2017

Marquette, MIApril 23, 2017 – The Northern Michigan University College of Business is hosting a Kevät Juhla (Spring Celebration) Reception on Thursday, April 27. The event will celebrate College of Business student, faculty and alumni achievements. It is scheduled from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, April 27, in the University Center Explorer Rooms.

Dean Dave Rayome will share plans for a new Business Innovation Center. The free event will feature complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Register before midnight Monday, April 24, at www.universe.com/kevatjuhla2017.… Read the rest

VA Hosting Warrior to Soul Mate Retreat – 4/22/17

April 20, 2017

Iron Mountain, MIApril 20, 2017 – The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center will be hosting a Warrior to Soul Mate Retreat for couples in Hancock on April 22-23, 2017. Warrior to Soul Mate is a new program that provides hope and renewal to relationships impacted by military service, deployments, and war. It is free of charge for both the Veteran and his or her significant other including hotel and meals.

“It provides a safe and healing environment for Veterans to renew and reconnect with their significant other through the teaching of productive communication skills,” said John Jamison, a VA Peer Support Specialist and one of the retreat facilitators.

According to Jamison, a retired Marine combat Veteran, there is clear evidence that healthy relationships decrease episodes of stress related illness, divorce, depression, suicide, abuse and neglect.

The retreat is specifically designed for couples who have been in a committed relationship for at least six months.… Read the rest

Qualified Forest Program: Application Deadline for 2018 Enrollment is September 1, 2017

April 18, 2017

Lansing, MIApril 18, 2017 – Since June 2013, the Qualified Forest Program (QFP) in the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) has enrolled more than 370,000 acres of privately-held forestland in the state of Michigan. Excitement about the program continues to grow with new options for enrollment available to landowners based on recent legislative changes.

In order to be eligible for enrollment in the QFP, landowners must have a current forest management plan, written by a forester registered with MDARD.  To qualify for the program, forested parcels have to be at least 20 acres, but not larger than 640 acres in size, per taxing unit (typically a township). Parcels 20-39.9 acres have to be at least 80 percent stocked with forest capable of producing forestry products, while parcels 40-640 acres in size must be at least 50 percent stocked with the same capabilities as previously mentioned.… Read the rest

Anderton’s Earth Day Events Scheduled – 4/17/17

April 17, 2017

Marquette, MIApril 17, 2017 – Northern Michigan University’s Earth, Environmental and Geographical Sciences Department will host its third annual “Anderton’s Earth Day” celebration in memory of the late professor John Anderton April 17-22. All events are free and open to the public.

Two Patagonia documentaries will be screened at 6 p.m. Monday, April 17, in 1322 Jamrich Hall. The films are titled Great Lakes, Bad Lines and Making Waves: The Battle for the Great Lakes. Popcorn will be provided.

The NMU chapter of Gamma Theta Upsilon, the geographical honor society, will put on a bake sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the first floor of Jamrich Hall.

An Outdoor Learning Area tour led by professors Matt Van Grinsven and Robert Regis, along with student Tabitha McAlpine, will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, April 21.… Read the rest

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