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Marquette County Road Commission in Violation of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act

14 Aug , 2014  

Wetland receiving unlawful sediment deposits and unnatural turbidity as a result of road construction.

On August 4, 2014 the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) Water Resources Division issued a Violation Notice to the Marquette County Road Commission for an unlawful discharge of sediment and turbid water into a wetland ravine, tributary, and the East Branch Salmon Trout River during the creation of the haul road for Lundin Eagle Mine. The unlawful discharge was created when excavation for the new County Road AAA road corridor reached groundwater level and water began to flow out of the construction site, down slope, and into nearby waterways.

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Road Work on County Road AAA Polluting Wetland

29 Jul , 2014  

Road construction activities for the Lundin Eagle Mine haul route hit a spring and released tons of sediment into a wetland and the East Branch of the Salmon Trout River.

Over the past two weeks, Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve has been investigating and documenting a serious water quality concern caused by the road construction on the County Road AAA. A spring that feeds the East Branch of the Salmon Trout River had been ruptured during construction activities and it is releasing spring water into construction areas. The eruption of water caused significant and severe runoff of sediment into the stream. From there, the sediment was transported into a wetland downstream. After the wetland reached its capacity, the sediment continued downstream into the East branch of the Salmon Trout River. More…

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A Rare Song

1 Jul , 2014  

Nancy Moran checking out birds on the Yellow Dog Plains through her camera lens. Photo by Rochelle Dale

I stuffed my picnic breakfast and snacks into my pack with the binoculars and camera, grabbed my hiking boots and thermos of coffee and ran to the truck. I was due to meet Nancy and Jeremiah Moran on County Road 510 at 7:00 a.m. to help with the annual Kirtland’s Warbler survey on the Yellow Dog Plains. Since the birds like their early morning singing times, it was important not to be late.

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Marquette County Road Commission Planning to Build Potential New Sections of Road to Service the Eagle Mine

16 Oct , 2013   Video

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Mary Ellen Krieg of Concerned Citizens of Big Bay stands up to make public comment

 

The Marquette County Road Commission held a public hearing last night regarding the road work that is proposed to service Eagle Mine on the Yellow Dog Plains. Work plans for the road were made public in late September which revealed plans to build new sections of road instead of upgrade County Road 510 and County Road AAA. Some sections of the old road are planned to be kept but the majority of the route would be More…

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Citizens Petitioning Marquette County Road Commission to Minimize Tree Removal on CR510 and Triple A

10 Sep , 2013  

County Road Triple A

 

Area residents in Big Bay and Marquette are petitioning the Marquette County Road Commission to minimize the removal of trees along the right-of-way to County Road 510 and County Road AAA for the creation of a Class A Highway to the Lundin Eagle Mine in Northern Marquette County. Lundin Mining Company is

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