Category: FYI

River Alliance of Wisconsin Update on the Menominee River Back Forty Mining Project

The following is an update from the River Alliance of Wisconsin on the Menominee River Back Forty mining project: Contested Case Hearing, June 4th: The Coalition to Save the Menominee River is challenging the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality’s decision to grant the wetland permit to Aquila Resources. …

Coalition to Save the Menominee River is Seeking Contributions

The Coalition to Save the Menominee River is seeking contributions to help pay fees and expenses that will be incurred in 2019 to support two lawsuits on the Back Forty Project filed by the Coalition to stop this mining project.  Donations need to be…

Badger Fly Fishers’ Membership Approves Donation to Harry and Laura Nohr TU Chapter

At the February 25th monthly meeting the Badger Fly Fishers’ membership overwhelmingly approved the Board of Directors recommended donation to the Harry and Laura Nohr TU Chapter to help support additional work in the Blue River area.  The picture above shows Tim Fraley, President…

Caddisflies, Mayflies and Stoneflies Worldwide Insect Decline

According to a new study published in the journal Biological Conservation, 40 percent of global insect species are threatened with extinction.  The four most affected aquatic insect populations, which the study describes as “imperiled,” are caddisflies, mayflies, stoneflies and dragon and damselflies.  Additional information…

WI DNR Tick App

The WI DNR has started a new app for your smart phone to track ticks and gather information from people throughout the state. You can download this free app, take surveys and get information about ticks throughout the state. You can find more information…

MI Dept. of Environmental Quality issues permit to Aquila Resources

Hi Everyone, Today the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) issued the wetlands permit to Aquila Resources for their Back Forty Project.  The MDEQ cover letter and the wetlands permit are attached as PDF files below. Kathleen Heideman is preparing a press release that…

Wild Parsnip

It is that time of year again to watch out for Wild Parsnip. Contact with this plant can cause burns and severe skin rashes. There is an oil on this plant that when transferred to your skin will cause issues when exposed to sunlight….