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Save Maumee Grassroots Org. wins "Organization of the Year Award"

Awards Ceremony at The 4th Annual Greening the Statehouse Policy Forum will be held on Saturday, December 10th at Butler University’s Reilly Room at Atherton Union in downtown Indy from 8:30am-3pm.  So join us for education from Indianapolis policy experts and environmental groups. For reservations call Jesse

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River Network explains the Clean Water Act

 Currently, the Upper Maumee drains (the first half of the Maumee that headwaters in downtown Fort Wayne from Combined & Sanitary Sewer Overflows Rain and snowmelt discharged from combined stormwater and sewer systems can cause serious pollution in rivers and lakes in urban areas. These sewer systems

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JOIN US for FREE River Loving FUN!

Upcoming Events:    ALL events are rain or shine ~ SATURDAY ~ September 17, 2011-  Save Maumee’s 4th Annual Canoe Clean Up, Can YOU Clean Up?  11am- 4pm Free canoes for the day at Fort Wayne Outfitters Bike Depot with ID.  Spend a fun day with family and

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U.S. Army helps Save the Maumee!

July 16th 2011– United States National Guard helped Save the Maumee River! Lead by Staff Sergeant Grimm and Sergeant Michele Berkes-Adams along with a medic and 20 recruits removed large items in the Maumee River in Riverhaven, (a three mile stretch between Fort Wayne and New Haven).

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Botulism Report of Dead Birds still relevent

From the Emmet County Lakeshore Association Fall 2010 Newsletter: During the fall of 2007 there was an estimated 8,000 – 10,000 water birds that were believed to have died from botulism poisoning along the northern Lake Michigan shoreline.  These water birds included loons, gulls, and all ducks,

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Invasives: What are they and why do we care?

An “invasive plant” is another name for a plant which grows quickly and aggressively, displacing other plants as it spreads and harming diversity of other plants.  Usually invasive plants are not native to North America.  Of the roughly 2,300 plant species growing outside cultivation in Indiana, 25%

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Cited Work for 2011 Newsletter

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Recycling

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Junk Ditch Buy out

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What IS Grassroots Organizing?

Caesar Chavez said it best, “Grassroots organizing is simply one person telling another person…and those 2 people going out and telling 2 more.” How simple a concept eh? Save Maumee has this similar mantra because we work as 100% volunteers – little money collected here and there

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overflow from tree removal

VIDEO AND COVERAGE HERE: Levee Tree Removal in Fort Wayne It has recently come to the attention of Save Maumee that trees along the Maumee River and St. Mary’s River are indiscriminately being cut down by order of the Board of Public Works and the US Army

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Sneaky Industry & More Pollution for Indiana

http://www.in.gov/apps/lsa/session/billwatch/billinfo?year=2011&session=1&request=getBill&doctype=HB&docno=1112 It is important to note that Indiana HB 1112 was signed by the Present of the Senate after passing through the House of Representatives.  Little do you realize, this bill was created by Steel Dynamics Inc. (SDI) and presented to Rep. Win Moses, but he turned

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What Goes Up, Must Come Down ~ Into Our Water

 Meeting 05/17/2011– Many local homeowners spoke out at the meeting because of their concern with the smoke (sometimes blue, sometimes yellow) that comes from Superior Aluminum.  Their concerns for their health and their families well-being were many, but Denny Luma (President of Superior Aluminum) says, “I can’t

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Steel Dynamics Inc. MEETING for Building Copper Foundry in New Haven

On April 27, Steel Dynamics Inc. held an open meeting to discuss its plan for a new copper foundry to be built in New Haven, IN.  It began with a short presentation about the site, giving details of the furnace, what routes trucks would use and so

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6th Annual Save Maumee's EARTH DAY FUNNY VIDEO!

Well, we are considered a good natured bunch, with a sense of humor… See our attempts at getting some nationwide attention!  We gave a funny shout out to Ellen DeGeneres, John Stewart, Jimmy Kimmel, Steven Colbert & Oprah.  We figured any media attention is good attention, even

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Information from Earth Day Happenings…Update to follow soon!

Save Maumee’s 6th Annual  EARTH DAY 2011 Celebration! Coordinated by Save Maumee Grassroots Organization           Safety Sheet – Please take a moment now and read! o       DO NOT PICK UP ANY BOTTLES CONNECTED TO A TUBE: IT MAYBE     A  METH-LAB *DO NOT TOUCH*DANGER*Find someone in a

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Save Maumee's 6th Annual Earth Day Celebration

~ Save Maumee’s 6th Annual Earth Day 2011 ~ SUNDAY April 17 ~ WE are here for the cause….CLEANER WATERWAYS AND AWARNESS ~ 11AM – 4PM ~ All Ages ~ Rain or Shine ~  Action & Education ~ Seed Planting & Large Scale Erosion Control Project ~

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Bill Watch 2011

Indiana Wildlife sent me their bill watch.  Keeping laws transparent and legislators honest should be demanded by the we the people. Wildlife Management SB 0017 Exotic animals. Support restricting release of exotic animals into the wild. Hunting/Fishing SB 0153 Disabled veteran hunting and fishing licenses. Opposed to

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Millions of Dead Fish/Birds; First week in 2011

The expression, “like a canary in a coal mine” was used to describe the alarm system for coal miners in the late 19th and early 20th century.  The small birds were brought down into the mines to be a zoological early warning to alert miners of toxic

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FUN on Fort Wayne Rivers!

Happy New Year…2011 here we come!  The Polar Bear Plunge on New Year’s Day has a great turn out in Fort Wayne! Check out the video!    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOfdDsDpS70&feature=autofb

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Top Shoreline/Streambank Tips

1. Grow a Greenbelt: Establish a greenbelt or expand an existing one by adding more native plants.  Encourage your neighbors to do the same.  Buffers are helpful when it comes to water quality! 2. Fertilizer Smart: If you fertilize, refrain from fertilizing within 30′ of a shoreline/ditch/stream.

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How does planting trees and grasses help?

     Siltation/erosion/sedimentation is the #1 pollutant in our watershed.  The grasses will help to settle out suspended sediment in the water to help hold down the soil that could be washed away because there is nothing to hold down the barren soil when the water comes rushing

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60 Million Fish Dead/Year; New Permits now in place! GOOD NEWS

Recapping this article; The FirstEnergy’s Bay Shore plant kills more fish than all others in Ohio combined and is one of the largest sites for fish kills in the region. Bay Shore kills up to 46 million adults and 14 million juveniles a year whenoperating at full

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20 Things You Didn't Know About Water

DiscoverMagazine.com 2009 by Rebecca Coffey 1. Water is everywhere – there are 332,500,000 cubic miles of it on earth’s surface.  But less than 1% of it is fresh and accessible, even when you include bottled water. 2. And “fresh” can be a relative term.  Before 2009, federal

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