2008 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Wed, 3 Sep 2008 20:48:57 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Sand Point, Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, Miichigan
Sand Point to get new look

by Greg Peterson
Indian Country Today
September 3, 2008

BARAGA, Mich. - Concerned by the deaths of billions of bees, adult and teens at the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community are creating habitat for butterflies and other pollinators to thrive while repairing a tribal beach ravaged by mining pollution.

In the spring of 2009, the Zaagkii Wings and Seeds Project will restore thousands of native plants to Sand Point, a tribally owned beach along the western shore of Lake Superior's Keweenaw Bay.

Restoring native plants to Sand Point is the latest chapter in an ongoing effort by the KBIC tribe to restore and beautify the area that was scarred and left barren by industrial copper mining. With help from Zaagkii Project teens, thousands of native seeds were potted this summer at the Hiawatha National Forest greenhouse in Marquette, Mich. Those future seedlings will be planted on Sand Point.


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Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
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