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Sunset at Forest Lodge

Forest Lodge Educational Campus

…Namekagon River, part of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, a unit of the National Park Service. There are twelve structures on the Forest Lodge property, some of which are not yet renovated for public use. Facility Rental Interested in renting our Forest Lodge property for your special event? Get…

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Fall Festival

…the RV and camper area—a parking lot next to the baseball fields. All campers must sleep in RV or camper. No car camping allowed. No electricity or water hook-ups are available. Dump station at available at Kreher Park. Port-o-potty available on site. Free shower facilities are available at Prentice or…

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…Personal Data. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority in the European Economic Area (EEA). Service Providers We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service (“Service Providers”), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in…

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What did we learn from 2017’s floods in Quebec and Ontario?

Inside the politics of water

…the first of hundreds that would follow from enraged, flooded property owners—particularly Americans whose waterfront Lake Ontario properties were underwater or eroding away with every windblown wave. Many demanded the floodgates be open even though entire neighbourhoods downstream in Canada were underwater, discounting the fact every centimetre of water level…

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Buffalo News Editorial: Battle is brewing

BY PETER ANNIN, Special to The Buffalo News In 1990, the small town of Lowell, Ind., made Great Lakes water history by proposing to divert 1 million gallons of water per day outside the Great Lakes watershed. Under the rules at the time, any water diversion proposal required the approval…

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Stateside Radio: Peter Annin on Pleasant Prairie

Why this 2010 approval of a multi-million gallon Great Lakes water diversion is drawing new scrutiny

When Peter Annin, director of the Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation at Northland College, was completing research for an updated version of his book The Great Lakes Water Wars, he discovered a detail about Great Lakes water diversions that had gone unnoticed for eight years. According to his findings, the…

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Foxconn finds way to stick 7 million-gallon straw into Lake Michigan

Peter Annin says proposed diversion could be vulnerable to a legal challenge

…for Lake Michigan water is the latest test of the decade-old Great Lakes Compact, an agreement among the region’s states intended to make it almost impossible to direct water outside the natural basin of the Great Lakes unless it is added to certain products, such as beer and soft drinks….

Aquatics class electrofishing in stream

Water Science

…details of water quality, a critical factor in environmental health. Graduates have gone on to work in field and laboratory jobs protecting water quality. See Water Chemistry Emphasis course list. Courses focus on the science of the occurrence, circulation, and distribution of surface water, ground water, lakes, oceans, and atmospheric…

7 Recommended Reads for World Water Day

…inefficiencies that are sucking the nation dry. 5. The World’s Water, Peter Gleick (Volume 8, 2014) This is a biennial volume, chronicling global water tensions stretching back centuries. I referred to this a lot when I was writing The Great Lakes Water Wars. 6. Water Follies: Groundwater Pumping and the…