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Saving Buffalo Reef – Celebrate! Lake Superior Event
July 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDTFree
Dr. Charles Kerfoot, a professor of biological sciences and director of Lake Superior Ecosystem Research Center at Michigan Technological University describes a multi-year, multi-partner, multi- million dollar project to save Buffalo Reef in Grand Traverse Bay of Lake Superior. July 21, 3:00 pm EDT at the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park visitor center.
The Story: In Grand Traverse Bay, stamp sands from the Mohawk Copper Mine have covered the white sand beaches, damaging the landscape for locals and tourists alike. With a high copper concentration, the sands are toxic to fish and other aquatic organisms. Under the waters of the bay is Buffalo Reef, a large boulder and cobble field where 20 percent of the southern Lake Superior whitefish and lake trout spawn. The fishery is valued at more than $5 million annually.
More information: https://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-350-79136_79236_80245_85494—,00.html