Peter Annin, journalist and author of the 2006 book Great Lakes Water Wars, has organized a marvelous long weekend for top journalists on Beaver Island. I’ll be joining colleagues from all five Great Lakes this Saturday to help journalists experience the very special Beaver Archipelago and learn more about the special characteristics and vulnerabilities of the islands of the Great Lakes. Beaver Island is #10 on the list of most threatened Great Lakes islands in the brand-new Islands of Life report by Henson, Kraus, McMurtry, & Ewert (July 26, 2010). Beaver Archipelago includes ten islands with ownership in the hands of many.
I will post highlights from our adventures this weekend and perhaps really get this blog going.
We’re honored to showcase our archipelago to the journalists from the Institute of Journalism and Natural Resources.
Peter Annin has arranged a stunning list of speakers for the week-end and the topics being covered are important to the entire Great Lakes ranging from natural resource conservation management to the challenges and opportunities facing islands. We’re looking forward to meeting Dr. Karen Vigmostad and colleagues as they share their expertise.
Beaver Island Natural Resource and Eco Tourism Commission
Pam – I am sure that Peter would agree that this could not have happened with you and the Commission. We are very grateful, and so look forward to this gathering! Karen V.