Bulletin Board

Officer available to assist veterans

MARQUETTE — Stacy King, American Legion Tribal Veteran Service officer, will be available to assist all veterans and families of veterans with claims preparation, presentation, counsel and appeal counsel at no cost to the veterans.

Anyone who believes he/she may be eligible for VA compensation on health, education and/or employment issues can go to one of the Sault Tribal Community/Health Centers listed.

King’s June schedule is as follows:

≤ Munising Rural Health Center, 622 W. Superior St., phone 387-4721 June 13 and 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

≤ Manistique Tribal Community Center, 5698 W. U.S. 2, phone 341-8469 June 14, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; June 21, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; June 28, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Call ahead of time for verification of her schedule.

Trail Tending Thursdays scheduled

MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula Land Conservancy is hosting Trail Tending Thursdays from 4 to 6:30 p.m., with locations varying.

The UPLC will be at the Vielmetti-Peters Conservation Reserve in June.

Work dates are scheduled for July 7 and July 27 at Tory’s Woods, with a wetland protection crossing set to be installed on the south loop.

An Indian Lake Volunteer Day is scheduled for Aug. 3, with planned activities including the building of new trails, installing directional signage and trail preparation.

Other volunteer opportunities include groups adopting a trail system; special work days; skills such as database design and consulting; and joining a committee, with four committees each meeting once a month at 7 p.m. Tuesdays.

For more information, UPLC, visit uplandconservancy.org or call 906-225-8067.

Yarnwinders Fiber Guild to meet

MARQUETTE — The Yarnwinders Fiber Guild will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Marquette Arts and Culture Center in the Peter White Public Library.

Katie Bash will do a demostration on mini weaving.

Dune restoration event planned

MARQUETTE — The Superior Watershed Partnership, Travel Marquette and Black Rocks Brewery have partnered with the Lake Superior Volunteer Corps, the Great Lakes Conservation Corps and anyone who loves Lake Superior to coordinate a dune restoration event, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 14 at Clark Lambros’ Beach Park.

The SWP and the GLCC will provide beach grass transplants, tools and planting instructions for volunteers.

Less than 15% of the entire Lake Superior shoreline is made up of sand beach.

The rugged Superior coastline is mostly composed of sheer rock cliffs, bedrock outcroppings, large boulders, cobble and pebble beaches.

However, Marquette is fortunate to have miles of public sand beach within the city limits.

However, with the recent increase in nature tourism, the SWP has documented a dramatic increase in coastal erosion including numerous sites where the native beach grass has been trampled or completely lost due to foot traffic.

Thanks to a grant from Michigan Sea Grant, the SWP recently completed a coastal inventory for Marquette and documented over 120 erosion sites, including many new degraded beach grass sites.

With its long roots often reaching 4-6 feet in length, native beach grass plays a crucial role in stabilizing coastal sand dunes and preventing erosion.

This is especially important with the current high water levels on Lake Superior and the other Great Lakes.

For more information, contact GLCC Program Manager at emily@superiorwatersheds.org or 906-228-6095 ext. 15.

Gitche Gumee youth camps set

MARQUETTE — Gitche Gumee Bible Camp, 5189 Garden City Road, Eagle River, will be holding its annual Youth Camps: Jr. Camp (ages 8-10) from June 16-21, Jr. High Camp (ages 11-13) from June 23-28, and Teen Camp (ages 14-17) from June 30-July 5.

Financial aid is available.

For more information, registration forms, and financial aid applications, call the camp office at 906-337-0527 or go to www.gitche.net.