Early Detection Critical in Controlling Michigan’s Aquatic Invasive Species

June 30, 2017

A team of technical experts is poised and ready for action whenever a call or email reports a potential sighting of one of Michigan’s Watch List invasive species. These experts are a part of Michigan’s Invasive Species Program, a collaborative effort of the departments of Environmental Quality, Natural Resources, and Agriculture and Rural Development.

“Preventing invasive species from entering the state is the first goal of the invasive species program, but when invaders slip through the cracks the next step is early detection and response,” said Sarah LeSage, aquatic invasive species coordinator for the Department of Environmental Quality.

This process involves finding, reporting, confirming and then choosing a course of action to manage new or emerging invasive species that pose a significant threat to Michigan’s environment, economy or human health.

Michigan’s Watch List

High-threat invasive species are classified on Michigan’s Watch List.… Read the rest

Michigan Tech Board of Trustees Chooses Firm to Assist in Search for New President

June 30, 2017

Houghton, MichiganJune 30, 2017 – The Michigan Technological University Board of Trustees has selected the firm of Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates to assist in the search for the University’s next president. At a special meeting Friday afternoon (June 30), the board selected the firm, headquartered in Media, Pennsylvania and Whittier, California, on a unanimous vote. The special video-conference meeting was held at two locations; the Michigan Tech campus and the Michigan Tech Research Institute (MTRI) in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

In April, University President Glenn D. Mroz announced his intention to return to the classroom starting no sooner than June 30, 2018. Mroz became Michigan Tech’s ninth president in 2004, after serving as dean of the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science. Mroz was recently recognized for 40 years of service to the University.

On June 2, the Board of Trustees appointed a 14-member committee to review candidates for University president.… Read the rest

Michigan National Guard Bulletin of 06/30/2017

June 30, 2017

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We need your help

We do our best to share Michigan National Guard news but there is always room for improvement – with your help! Send your training news, awesome promotion selfie, and any other unit adventure stories and photos to minationalguard@gmail.com.  As we, the public affairs office staff, travel the state visiting armories, our intent will be to showcase unit-level accomplishments, learn unit history, establish a unit liaison (or two, or three), and to scout out interesting stories and information to share. Please do your part to steer us in the right direction. And never fear, to bend our ear, with event descriptions and other issues that impact the Soldiers, Airmen, families and friends of the Michigan National Guard.

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Calendar – Films/Documentaries – DocuMonday to Screen “Country: Portraits of an American Sound” – July 3

June 30, 2017

Marquette – DocuMonday will present a screening of the 2015 documentary “Country: Portraits of an American Sound” on Monday, July 3 at 7 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

With Independence Day coming up, what better way to celebrate than viewing a film on country music, a uniquely American art form. Explore the 80-year history of this musical genre, examining the culture of both the music and the musicians through the photographic lens. Over a dozen country artists including Roseanne Cash, Merle Haggard and Keith Urban are featured with commentary from the men and women who photographed them. The film runs for 1 hour and 28 minutes.

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

Calendar – Youth – Book Babies – July 3, 5

June 30, 2017

Marquette – Book Babies, for ages 0 to 24 months, will be offered on Monday, July 3 and Wednesday, July 5 from 10:30 to 10:50 a.m. each day in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

Enjoy songs, rhymes, stories and finger plays, then stay for a playtime afterwards. The events are 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 – Youth – Mindful Monday – July 3

June 30, 2017

Marquette – Mindful Monday will be offered on Monday, July 3 from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

Mindful Monday is a time for kids 6 and up to enjoy story time and explore mindful activities like yoga, breathing exercises, crafts, and more!

The event is free. For more information, call 226-4320, visit www.pwpl.info, or find Peter White Youth Services on Facebook.… Read the rest

Calendar – Community – All Hands on Deck Event – July 3

June 30, 2017

Marquette – All Hands On Deck, an event aimed to call attention to need for legislation, regulations, funding to sustain health of world’s largest surface fresh water resource, will be held on Monday, July 3 from 10 to 11 a.m. at McCarty’s Cove on Lakeshore Drive in Marquette.

At 10 a.m. E.D.T communities in the U.S. Great Lakes Basin will link a hand and host a boat flag for one hour, by water on behalf of water to raise awareness of the need to protect the lakes everyone loves. Whether you join an official handhold or not, people are encouraged to get to the water with family and friends and/or reflect on what the Great Lakes means to you.

From 11 a.m to 1 p.m. volunteers will perform a clean-up service action along Marquette’s beaches and bike path.
For more information, go to www.allhandsondeckgreatlakes.org.… Read the rest

Calendar – Holidays – Independence Day Celebration in Michigamme – July 3-4

June 30, 2017

Michigamme – Fireworks for the Michigamme and Spurr Independence Day Celebration will be held on Monday, July 3 beginning with concessions at 5 p.m. in Michigamme Park. Live music will begin at 7 p.m. and fireworks will begin at dusk.

On Monday, July 4, there will be a parade at 11 a.m. on Main Street, followed by food, fun and games in Michigamme Park.… Read the rest