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GLIN==> Burn Barrel Workshop in Duluth- March 4, 2005

"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 email gina.temple-rhodes@wlssd.duluth.mn.us

Event sponsored by a grant from the EPA Great Lakes National Program Office.

Basic Agenda:

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