A Backyard Encounter

Covering the wilderness experience during the cold winter months has
taken Knight-Ridder outdoors writer Sam Cook on snow-shoeing and camping
trips throughout the Great Lakes region. But in a
sampling from his latest book "Friendship Fires", Cook points out that
it’s not necessary go any farther than your own backyard to share a
winter encounter:

Great Lakes Story – Today’s Youth

This Spring, environmentalist Alden Lind received the SpecialAchievement Award from the National Wildlife Federation for a lifetimeof work protecting the Great Lakes. Born in Duluth and raised alongLake Superior’s North Shore, 63-year-old Alden Lind has spent over fortyyears as an active steward to Lake Superior. Now he faces a personalbattle with congenitive heart failure. As part of the Great Lakes RadioConsortium’s continuing series "Great Lakes Stories", Lind says thattoday’s youth need to get more involved in politics:

Great Lakes Story – An Enviromentalist Remembers

People who study and cleanup the Great Lakes spend a lot of time talking about their work. But they don’t always talk about why they do the work they do…Or about their personal connections and memories of the Great Lakes. But for environmentalist, Elaine Marsh, the memories of the Lakes flow constantly through her life:

Great Lakes Stories – A Scientist’s Memories

Millions of people live in the Great Lakes region…They depend on the Lakes for drinking water, for recreation and in some cases for work. As part of the Great Lakes Radio Consortium’s continuing series "Great Lakes Stories," scientist, Henry Rejier shares his memories and feelings of connection to the Lakes: