Category Archives: lakes

Dear Gov. Dayton

This is a message to Minnesota Governor Dayton asking him to veto the legislation that takes away Minneapolis’s plastic bag ban. Below is my letter to the Minneapolis http://www.startribune.com/ It was published a few months ago. It is ridiculous the Minnesota … Continue reading

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Superior Views: Lots of Rain

The week began with “extreme fire danger” warnings. But the rains came on Monday, and it has rained all week.  The swollen rivers and streams pour into Lake Superior turning the lake muddy brown. The middle of May is always fabulous … Continue reading

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The Arctic and Whales Collecting Our Plastic

This shouldn’t surprise me, but I am upset to read about the plastic trash in the Arctic Ocean.   Plastic trash is now so ubiquitous that researchers have found hundreds of tons of it floating in the Arctic Ocean.  Read the … Continue reading

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Storm Lake Wins a Pulitzer

We love an underdog, and when a small town Iowa newspaper takes on the industry that dominates its state you pay attention! The Storm Lake Times has just won a Pulitzer Prize for editorials on Iowa’s water problems caused by agriculture. To me this is a … Continue reading

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Our Urban Rivers

We all live on lakeshore. If you have a storm drain on your street it probably drains to a lake or river. The crap we are inadvertently putting in our rivers is cause for concern, and we must become more … Continue reading

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Celebrate World Water Day!

Happy World Water Day! International World Water Day is held annually on March 22 as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.  http://www.worldwaterday.org/ The water on our planet … Continue reading

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March 15, Action

A March 15 action item: Send a postcard to Donald Trump. Send at least one card, but it is hard to stop at one.  Weekly, I have been sending postcards, and it is good for the soul. What issues are … Continue reading

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