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Re: E-M:/ Letters needed to US Army Corps of Engrs: Re Keweenaw County wetland destruction
- Subject: Re: E-M:/ Letters needed to US Army Corps of Engrs: Re Keweenaw County wetland destruction
- From: "FOLK" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Tue, 16 Feb 1999 00:51:10 -0500
- List-Name: Enviro-Mich
- Reply-To: "FOLK" <email@example.com>
Thank you for your quick
response to our posting about the new road development in undeveloped wetlands
in Keweenaw County.
FOLK talked to Richard Gutleber at the Corps office about the public
for the Bete Griese South development. He received 31 letters
project (he seldom gets any on a project), and they will make a
a public hearing within the next week or two. He said public
very uncommon (there hasn't been any within the last 3 years in
the UP and
he didn't think there were any downstate either). But he did say
permitting wouldn't be soon and that there would be a growing season
review. Richard emphasized that the more specific the concerns,
specific habitat for waterfowl or rare plants , etc., the more weight
carries. He can be reached at 906-228-2833 phone and 228-3738 fax if you
Your help is needed to
convince the Corps of Engineers to schedule a public hearing to discuss
whether a permit should be issued to Lake Superior Land Company for new road
construction in an area of undeveloped wet lands. Letters need to be
received by Feb 8. The public needs to know more information about
this proposed project to determine its affect in that area.
According to information given, Lake Superior Land Company
has applied for a wetland permit to place 10,000 cubic yards of fill in 850'
of wetlands as part of a road and subdivision project on Bete Griese of Lake
Superior in Keweenaw County, the Northern most County in the Upper Peninsula
of Michigan. This is NOT the existing planned development north of the
canal, this is a new road (perhaps to provide access to what could
become a subdivision in the completely undeveloped area south of the canal?)
These wetlands may include rare interdunal wetlands that have been created
through the historical fluctuation of Lake Superior water levels. Such
filling in of wetland areas could destroy the wetlands that are there and
have the potential to disrupt the hydrology of the entire wetland ecosystem
in that area.
Letters need to be sent to the Corps of Engineers to
request that a public hearing be held to discuss the merits and consequences
of this permit.
The project file # is 99-038-001-0M in Grant
Twp. Sec. 3, T57N R29W.
TIME IS SHORT - letters need to reach Marquette by Feb. 8.
US Army Corps of Engineers
1030 Wright St.
Marquette, Mi. 49855
a copy can also be sent to:
US Army Corps of
PO Box 1027