Here’s how your ideas could help save Lake Superior’s Buffalo Reef

Millions of tons of copper mining waste are threatening to smother one of Lake Superior’s most productive fish spawning grounds. Officials want to know how they can prevent this from happening.

A panel of federal, state and tribal officials want your input.

The Buffalo Reef Task Force published a draft analysis of 13 options for confronting waste that covers a five-mile stretch of coastline along Lake Superior’s Keweenaw Bay and is inching toward Buffalo Reef, a vital spawning ground for lake whitefish and trout.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality will take public comments through March 8. They are asking for input on the proposals outlined in the report or any additional strategies it should consider. The panel will eventually select two to four ideas for further study, including the cost associated with the proposed idea.

Here is how to comment:
Send comments to Steven Check, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
477 Michigan Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48226-2550
Read the full analysis here. 

Original article found here.