Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Conservation District to hold Public Meeting on Torch Lake Watershed MARCH 23 in Lake Linden

This map shows the extent of the Torch Lake Watershed. (Image courtesy Houghton Keweenaw Conservation District)

UPDATE: Because of inclement weather, the Torch Lake Watershed Project meeting has been POSTPONED to Wednesday, March 23. It will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Lake Linden-Hubbell School auditorium.*

LAKE LINDEN -- The Houghton Keweenaw Conservation District (HKCD) will host a public informational meeting on the Torch Lake Watershed Project from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, MARCH 23, at the Lake Linden-Hubbell School auditorium.

Carol MacLennan, Michigan Tech professor of anthropology, presents a history of pollution problems in the Torch Lake Watershed at the Feb. 10 Torch Lake Watershed Project meeting in Lake Linden. (Photo by Keweenaw Now)

This meeting will provide information on previous restoration work along Torch Lake and additional water quality information. Guest speakers will review the history of Superfund work, current sediment mercury levels, fish consumption recommendations, an update on the state and regional Area of Concern meeting and next steps to take to continue remediation of Torch Lake.

This meeting is open to all interested individuals. RSVP is appreciated but not required. Please call (906)482-0214 or email to notify Meral Jackson of HKCD that you will attend.

Funding is provided by the Areas of Concern Program, Office of the Great Lakes (OGL), Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.

*Editor's Note: We originally announced the date of this meeting as March 16. We have updated it to March 23, as requested by Houghton Keweenaw Conservation District.

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