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E-M:/ Bay City Times: Complaints come in waves



Today’s Bay City Times provides a report of the Senate Great Lakes Conservation Task Force meeting held last evening at Saginaw Valley State University.  Though the article begins with the Save Our Shorelines issue, it wasn’t the only problem described at the hearing.  Please also note the issues described by Terry Miller, Lone Tree Council Chair, of fishers who are eating fish from the Pine River, a river in Mid-Michigan that eventually flows to Saginaw Bay, designated with a ban on consumption of ALL fish because of DDT and PBBs – the only river in the U.S. with such a designation from these two pollutants.  – Rita Jack.

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By Kristina Riggle

TIMES WRITER

To some, they are beach weeds, a nuisance ruining the waterfront. To environmentalists, they are coastal wetlands performing an important ecological function.

No matter the viewpoint, the controversy over Saginaw Bay residents' beach maintenance rights now is on the agenda of state lawmakers.

Read the rest at:  http://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf?/news/stories/20011127bgreatlakestaskforce.frm

 

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Rita Jack

Water Sentinels Project Director

Mackinac Chapter Sierra Club

tel:  810-629-1107

rita.jack@prodigy.net

 

"Speak out - even if your voice shakes."