"Bernie the Burn Barrel" is back in the Northland to spread the word about the hazards of household garbage burning.
Officials from Lake Superior states are invited to attend a one-day workshop on March 4th, 2005 in Duluth to learn more about this source of preventable local pollution.
Join experts from MN, WI and MI at this free event to explore alternatives to this long-standing, yet dangerous practice. Remember, if local residents are making fire, they're making poison.
Open Garbage Burning: Preventable Pollution
A Workshop for Local Officials
9:00-5:00, Friday March 4th
Duluth Radisson Harborview
505 W Superior St. Duluth, MN 55802
Free (includes lunch) Pre-Registration required
Reduced rate rooms available March 3rd and 4th at the Duluth Radisson.
For more information or to register, call:
Gina Temple-Rhodes at Western Lake Superior Sanitary District
218-740-4784 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Event sponsored by a grant from the EPA Great Lakes National Program Office.
AM Sessions and Breakouts:
Defining the Issues
Health Effects of Open Burning
State Ordinances and Enforcement Updates
1. WI Model Ordinance 2. Burn Permit/ Enforcement Issues
3. Education: WI DNR Air Defenders
PM Sessions and Breakouts:
Recycling/ Waste Disposal Infrastructure Panel
Skeptics and Legal Burning
Public Information, Ad Campaigns
1. MN MPCA Grant 2. Tribal Perspective
3. Fire Prevention and Open Burning