Pere Marquette State Park: a place to reconnect with nature and work on a great local project!

How do we reconnect with where we live? How do we stop and “smell the roses” in a place we have seen over and over again? How do we learn to appreciate our surroundings we likely take for granted each day? Searching for the answer, I began to explore the world around me. I stood on the banks of the Mississippi River and there was a brief pause where my mind went blank and I was just “being.” Instead of emails, phone calls, or my...

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Dinofish Detected

Many of you read the Memphis Flyer cover story about the Big Island Circumnavigation.  We’re thrilled about how it turned out.  But ten days on three wild rivers could fill an entire magazine, and some things had to be left out.  One of our favorite facets of the expedition was partnering with the US Fish and Wildlife service to track tagged fish. With the help of sonar radar, we hoped to find, among other species, the endangered Pallid...

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Science of the Spill: Presentations on Emerging Impacts of the BP Oil Disaster

On December 5th, 2011, The Sierra Club, Louisiana Environmental Action Network, the Steps Coalition and Mississippi Coalition for Vietnamese-American Fisher Folk and Families sponsored an educational forum to discuss the BP Oil Disaster and its impacts to our environment and communities, and how Gulf Coast researchers are addressing these concerns. Science of the Spill highlighted three Gulf Coast-based researchers, Dr. Scott Milroy, Wilma Subra...

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