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

Calendar – Community – March for the Climate – Apr. 29

April 26, 2017

Marquette – The City of Marquette, along with hundreds of communities nationwide, will March for the Climate on Saturday, April 29 beginning with an assembly at 9:45 a.m. at the Marquette Commons in downtown Marquette. The march will begin promptly at 10 a.m.

The Marquette Climate March will end with a party at the Commons from noon to 2 p.m. with food, music, and information on how our community is reacting and taking action in the face of a changing climate. This is a family friendly event to raise awareness about a global issue, and a call to action demanding our government in Washington pay attention. Please bring signs and noise makers!

If you plan to attend, please RSVP at www.peoplesclimate.org so your action can be counted. To learn more
visit the Northern Climate Network at http://www.nmu.edu/northernclimatenetwork/home.… Read the rest

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – Spring Fling Shopping Spree Fundraiser for North Star Academy Robotics Teams – Apr. 29

April 26, 2017

Marquette – Spring Fling Shopping Spree Multi-Vendor Shopping Day, a fundraiser for the North Star Academy’s Robotics teams, will be held on Saturday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at North Star Academy, 3030 Wright Street in Marquette.

There will be crafters and vendors from many home-based businesses. There will also be a bake sale. Proceeds from the event will go to to pay the Robotics teams annual registration fees for tournaments and to purchase more equipment. … Read the rest

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – Empty the Shelters Free Adoption Day at UPAWS – Apr. 29

April 26, 2017

Negaunee – An Empty the Shelters Adoption Free Adoption Day, sponsored by the Bissell Pet Foundation, will be held on Saturday, April 29 beginning at 11 a.m. at the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter, 84 Snowfield Road in Negaunee Township.

All animals at the shelter, in foster homes, and at PetSmart are eligible for this no-fee adoption event. For more information, call 475-6661 or go to www.upaws.org. … Read the rest

Calendar – Youth – Marquette County Children’s Fair – Apr. 29

April 26, 2017

Marquette – The Marquette County Children’s Fair will be held on Saturday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Westwood Mall in Marquette Township.

This is a free and fun event for children and their families. Local agencies, organizations, and businesses will be at the mall providing hands-on activities for children to participate in. Be ready to see the Marquette Township Fire Department, many animals, live music performed by young musicians, and much more!… Read the rest

Calendar – Youth – Saturday Book Babies – Apr. 29

April 26, 2017

Marquette – Saturday Book Babies will be held on Saturday, April 29 from 10:30 to 10:50 a.m. in the Youth Atrium of the Peter White Public Library.

Enjoy songs, rhymes, stories and fingerplays for ages 0 to 24 months and stay for a playtime afterwards. The event is free. For more information call 226-4320, visit www.pwpl.info or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.… Read the rest

Calendar – Theater – Once Upon a Time Puppet Show “Rumpelstiltskin” – Apr. 29

April 26, 2017

Marquette – The Once Upon a Time Puppet Show series will present “Rumpelstiltskin” on Saturday, April 29 at 1 p.m and 2 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

Veteran performers of the Vertigo Theatre Company bring their acting talents to the library puppet stage to present this well-loved story with some unique humorous twists. The shows are appropriate for all ages, especially families with young children.

There is no admission charge thanks to sponsorship by the Friends of the Peter White Public Library. For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.… Read the rest