Citizens to Save Little Presque Isle and Wetmore Landing records
MSS-096

Summary Information

Repository
Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives
Creator
Citizens to Save Little Presque Isle and Wetmore Landing.
Title
Citizens to Save Little Presque Isle and Wetmore Landing records
ID
MSS-096
Date [inclusive]
1986-1993
Extent
2.0 cubic foot
Language

Preferred Citation note

[Identification of item], in the citizens to Save Little Presque Isle and Wetmore Landing records, MSS-096, Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives, Northern Michigan University.

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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.

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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.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives 5/21/2010

Harden Learning Resources Center 126
1401 Presque Isle Ave
Marquette, Michigan, 49855
906-227-1225
archives@nmu.edu

Revision Description

  5/21/2010

Conditions Governing Access note

No restrictions. Open for research.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials Note

A related archival collection are the records of the Citizens to Save Superior Shorelines (MSS-11).

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Citizens to Save Little Presque Isle and Wetmore Landing.

Personal Name(s)

  • Snitgen, Donald A.

Subject(s)

  • Environmental protection--Michigan--Marquette County--Citizen participation.
  • Forest conservation--Michigan--Marquette County.

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Collection Inventory

Box 1 of 2 1986 - 1993 

Box
3-5-1

Correspondence 1991 

Correspondence 1992 - 1993 

Correspondence undated 

Department of Natural Resources Correspondence 1991 - 1992 

Position Papers 

Little Presque Isle Forest Recreation Area Taskforce 

In Memory of the Lorax 

Flyers and Clippings 

Interpretive Nature Trail 

Working Group Minute 

Little Presque Isle Chronology 

Newsletter 1991-1992 

Miscellaneous Material 

Local government correspondence 1986 - 1992 

Michigan Natural Resources Commission Minutes 1991 

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Box 2 of 2 1992-2001 

Box
18-07-02

Citizens to Save Little Presque Isle 

LPI Position Paper 1992 

LPI Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes and Records 

LPI Reports 

LPI Meeting Notes 

LPI / DNR correspondence 

LPI correspondence 

Newspaper clippings 

Various publications 

LPI historical background 

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