Friday, December 07, 2012

Keweenaw Land Trust to host presentation on mineral rights, mining permitting at Annual Meeting Dec. 9

HOUGHTON -- The Keweenaw Land Trust (KLT) will hold its 16th Annual Membership Meeting from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 9, at Hesterberg Hall, Michigan Tech Forestry Building. Members of KLT and the public are invited to attend.

The KLT membership business meeting will begin at 1 p.m. followed by a presentation at 2:15 p.m. titled "Mineral Rights and Mining, an explanation of the State of Michigan’s process for mineral leasing and mine permitting." Presenters are Tom Hoane of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR), that manages state-owned mineral rights, and Joe Maki of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), that is responsible for the mining permitting process.

A silent auction and reception with refreshments will follow. The auction is a continuation of the nature-oriented auction begun at KLT’s Apple Smash earlier in the fall. Bid on fabulous guided outdoor adventures, beautiful locally crafted artwork, and delicious edibles created by your friends at the KLT. Be sure to bring your pocketbook! Questions? Call Pat at the KLT (482-0820).

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