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Citizens to Save Little Presque Isle and Wetmore Landing records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-096

Scope and Contents Note

This collection documents the activities of the Citizens to Save Little Presque Isle and Wetmore Landing. Led by Dr. Donald Snitgen, Professor of Biology at Northern Michigan University, the group successfully prevented the Michigan Department of Natural Resources from allowing the construction of campgrounds and other commercial activities in the area. The collection contains correspondence, position papers, taskforce records, "In Memory of the Lorax," chronology, newspaper clippings, meeting minutes, and newsletters from 1986 to 1993.

Dates

  • 1986-1993

Creator

Conditions Governing Access note

No restrictions. Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use note

Permission to publish material from the Citizens to Save Little Presque Isle and Wetmore Landing, MSS-096, must be obtained from the University Archivist. The University Archivist may be reached by phone at 906-227-1225, or e-mail, archives@nmu.edu. The University Archivist may also be reached in Room 126 of the Learning Resource Center, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI.

Historical Note

The Citizens to Save Little Presque Isle and Wetmore Landing formed in 1991 as a grassroots environmental protection activist group that worked prevent the development of Little Presque Isle and Wetmore landing into an organized campground managed by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Both locations are in northern Marquette County. The group argued that the construction and use of public campgrounds would have an irreversible, destructive affect on the area's fragile ecosystem.

Extent

2 Cubic Feet

Related Archival Materials Note

A related archival collection are the records of the Citizens to Save Superior Shorelines (MSS-11).
Title
Citizens to Save Little Presque Isle and Wetmore Landing records
Status
Completed
Author
Marcus C. Robyns
Date
5/21/2010
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Processed

Repository Details

Part of the Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives Repository

Contact:
Harden Learning Resources Center 126
1401 Presque Isle Ave
Marquette 49855 United States
906-227-1225
906-227-1333 (Fax)

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