Fish Stocking Creates Numerous Fishing Opportunities Throughout Michigan

April 18, 2017

Marquette, MIApril 18, 2017 – The Michigan Department of Natural Resources today announced it is in the middle of its new fish stocking season. This spring you’ll find DNR fish stocking trucks releasing their prized recreational cargo at hundreds of lakes and streams throughout the state.

Fish stocking is a valuable tool used by fisheries managers to restore, enhance and create new fishing opportunities in Michigan’s inland lakes and streams and the Great Lakes. The DNR’s Fisheries Division accomplishes this task by rearing fish at its six fish production facilities located throughout the state, cooperatively managing up to 46 rearing ponds and eight Great Lakes imprinting net pen locations, and maintaining a fleet of 18 specialized fish stocking vehicles.

Over the course of a typical year the DNR will stock roughly 26 million fish weighing nearly 350 tons, including eight species of trout and salmon and three coolwater strains of walleye and muskellunge.… Read the rest

MTU Professor Receives Department of Chemical Engineering Endowed Faculty Fellowship

April 18, 2017

Houghton, MIApril 18, 2017 – Timothy C. Eisele, an associate professor of chemical engineering at Michigan Technological University, has been named the first recipient of the Department of Chemical Engineering Endowed Faculty Fellowship. Donations from Michigan Tech’s chemical engineering alumni are funding the fellowship.

Eisele holds a BS, MS and PhD in Metallurgical Engineering, all from Michigan Tech. In his research, he develops bacterial processes for upgrading and extracting iron ores and low-cost reprocessing of industrial wastes such as slags and sludges to recover valuable metals.

“The fellowship will provide me with an opportunity to carry out early-stage proof-of-concept experiments that will lead to externally-funded research projects,” he says.

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Calendar – Youth – Night of Noise at the Library – Apr. 21

April 18, 2017

Marquette – A Night of Noise at the Library will be held on Friday, April 21 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

The GLOW Club and Marquette Senior High School’s SAFE will host an evening of music and spoken word. Everyone ages 14 and up is invited to attend. The Night of Noise will cap a National Day of Silence, organized to raise awareness of the silencing effects of anti-LGBTQ harassment and bullying in our schools. An open mike will follow performances by local musicians, so bring your music or poetry and help us end the silence!

Refreshments will be served and the event is free of charge. For more information, call 226-4321 or email … Read the rest

Calendar – Youth – Story and Craft Hour – Apr. 21

April 18, 2017

Marquette – Story and Craft Hour for ages 4 through 8 will be held on Friday, April 21 from 11 a.m. to noon in the Youth Atrium of the Peter White Public Library.

Enjoy stories, songs, and crafts. The event is free. For more information call 226-4320, visit or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.… Read the rest

Calendar – Education – Spring Genealogy Lock-In – Apr. 21

April 18, 2017

Marquette – The Spring Genealogy Lock-In will be held on Friday, April 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the Shiras Room of the Peter White Public Library.

Those interested in researching family history and who have attended a beginning or intermediate genealogy workshop are welcome to attend. Space is limited. Registration is required. The workshop will feature Genealogy Records, Updates, and free time to do individual research using library resources.

Call the Reference Desk at 226-4311 or e-mail to register.… 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