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Fireside Chats 2013

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Date: February 1, 2013
Contact: Pam Baker, 906-387-3700

(Munising, MICH.) Join a Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Park Ranger for the 2013 Fireside Chat speaker series. Enjoy new information, discussion and refreshments. All programs are at 7 p.m. at the Munising Falls Interpretive Center located at 1505 Sand Point Road in Munising, across from the Munising Memorial Hospital. 

Wednesday, February 13 - Matt Zika from the National Weather Service (NOAA) presents "A Superior Forecast."  Matt will discuss how Lake Superior influences our weather and the challenges of marine forecasts.   

Wednesday, February 27 - Tim Baker from the U.S. Forest Service presents "Beech Bark Disease in Alger County." Join Tim to learn how this disease is effecting our forest communities. 

Wednesday, March 6 - Lindsay Bean from Switchback Gear Exchange presents "There Are No Tests, Only Lessons: Canoeing Lake Superior."  Join Lindsay for an evening of stories and reflections from her 2011 canoe trip around Lake Superior.  

The Fireside Chat series is sponsored by Eastern National and your National Lakeshore. For more information, please contact Park Ranger Pam Baker at 906-387-3700.

Did You Know?

The Grand Sable Dunes are located just west of Grand Marais, Michigan, in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

The Grand Sable Dunes are a federally designated Research Natural Area. The five square miles of dunes are an unusual glacial kame terrace with overlying dunes caused by fluctuating lake levels over the centuries. The dunes are located in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, near Grand Marais, Mich. More...