More than seventy representatives from twelve Great Lakes islands attended a summit in September on Beaver Island, off the coast of Michigan, to talk about the Great Lakes Island Initiative. The mission of this emerging organization is to support a coalition of Islands dedicated to forming a better understanding of shared problems and possible solutions.… Read More →
By Kory Kaczur, KBJR NEWS Madeline Island, WI—Out of the 32,000 islands on the Great Lakes, only 17 are home to year-round and seasonal residents. Spread throughout those inhabited islands, there are nearly 8,000 residents year round and an extra 10,000 seasonal residents. Those people can tell you there are unique challenges that come with living… Read More →
Of the 32,000 islands in the Great Lakes, nearly twenty continue to host communities of people, typically a mix of year-round and seasonal residents and transient visitors.
Water Summit Read our participants biographies.
Minnesota has shoreline on only one Great Lake, but it happens to be the greatest: largest, clearest, coldest and, until recently, seemingly least vulnerable to various environmental afflictions elsewhere in the five-lake basin. The world’s biggest lake by surface area, Superior happens to hold one-tenth of the fresh water on the face of the Earth.…
Read Sigurd Olson speaches from 1927-1972.