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Upcoming AIS and Water Quality Events

 

WICOLA members may be interested in the following events on July 21 and July 22 that address AIS and other potential impacts to water quality. The Speaker for these events, Dr. Lee Frelich, PhD., Director of the University of Minnesota Center for Forest Ecology, is being sponsored by “Save the Boundary Waters”.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Ely Tuesday Group: Climate Change and Invasive Species Impacts – The Boundary Waters Ecosystem

                Location and Time: Grand Ely Lodge, 12:00 p.m.

                Summary:  Dr. Lee Frelich will present “Ecological Impacts of Climate Change and Invasive

                Species in the Boundary Waters.”

 

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Vermilion Community College: Sulfide-Ore Mining Impacts – The Boundary Waters Ecosystem

                Location and Time: VCC Fine Arts Theater, 6:30 p.m.

                Summary: Becky Rom and Dr. Lee Frelich will present “How Sulfide-Ore Mining Threatens the

                Boundary Waters and Voyageurs National Park: The Science”. Dr. Lee Frelich is the Director of

                the University of Minnesota Center for Forest Ecology. He has found research that has shown

                that proposed sulfide-ore mining would negatively affect both the direct footprint of mine

                facilities and a larger secondary footprint that extends into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area

                Wilderness. Dr. Frelich will also discuss impacts to the waters and wildlife.

 

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Forest Hike with Dr. Lee Frelich

                Location and Time: Dry Lake Trail, 9:30 a.m. – Meet at the Bass Lake parking lot by 9:20 a.m.

                Summary: Learn from an expert about the evolving forest due to climate change and invasive

                Species. A 2-3 hour morning walk on Dry Lake Trail led by Dr. Lee Frelich.

 

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