Mine monitoring meetings scheduled

A group of meetings begins Tuesday, September 17, to assess how a local mine is operating its business.  The Superior Watershed Partnership will be hosting four meetings in Baraga and Marquette Counties over the next two weeks.  The organization will be presenting its independent assessment of the Eagle Mine, located in Michigamme Township.

The mine has been a controversial subject for some time now.  Many people in the central Upper Michigan region have been very vocal in making sure  the environment is protected and some say allowing the mine to continue will cause irreversible damage.

The monitoring includes verification of the mine’s permit requirement for groundwater, surface water, wildlife and plant life.

The community is encouraged to attend the scheduled meetings to learn more about what the Superior Watershed Partnership is doing to monitor the mine.

For more information on the sessions, visit www.cempmonitoring.com.  The schedule for the meetings is:

Date                                                    Time                                        Location

Tuesday, September 17                       7:00pm – 8:00pm                    Powell Township School – 101 Deutsch Ave, Big Bay

Thursday, September 19                     7:00pm – 8:00pm                    Michigamme Township Hall – 202 W. Main, Michigamme

Tuesday, September 24                       7:00pm – 8:00pm                    Baraga Lakeside Inn – 900 US41, Baraga

Thursday, September 26                     7:00pm – 8:00pm                    Lakeview Arena – 401 E. Fair Ave, Marquette