‘Connecting to Nature’ and the Start of Shipping Season

Coming to you from my home office – for Friday, March 27, 2020


1- Huron Pines will launch a new “Connecting to Nature” educational series on Thursday, April 2. 

The Gaylord nonprofit group plans to present on a new conservation topic each Thursday at 1 p.m. to help people spend 30 minutes connecting to nature. 

The first lesson will feature a discussion on plants and stress, how plants adapt to environmental stress and what we can learn from them.

Huron Pines will be hosting the series live through the Zoom web conferencing platform. 

Look for the link on the nonprofit’s social media channels, or see huronpines.org/events

house plants healing
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2 – The U.S. Great Lakes shipping season began this week. 

It started with the first U.S.-flag commercial vessel, or “laker,” passing through the locks at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.

Lakers carry materials that drive the U.S. economy such as iron ore for steel, stone and cement for construction, grain, coal, sand and salt. 

The Lake Carriers’ Association says the cargo is essential to ensuring that people can weather the coronavirus. 

The U.S.-flag fleet of vessels support nearly 150,000 U.S. jobs and moves more than 90 million tons of cargo annually. 

– Mr. Great Lakes is heard Friday mornings in Bay City, Michigan, on Delta College Q-90.1 FM NPR (now streaming). Follow @jeffkart on Twitter #MrGreatLakes


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