November Breeze


October Breeze and PPCC Meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at Lafayette 6:30pm social, 7 pm meeting

Hi Neighbors,

Hoping to see you on Tuesday!

“See Me” campaign items will be for sale. These are reflective safety aids for walking in the darker hours. Bring five or ten dollars. Thank you to neighbor Beth Hall for working on this initiative.

Our guest is Dr. Lorena Rios Mendoza from UWS speaking on the destruction of the environment by microplastics.

Micro plastic presentation


















Reflective and Safety Gear

Reflective and Safety Gear

Goodbye Boathouse on Saturday Oct. 8 & Save Lake Superior Association Annual Awards & Picnic on Oct. 15




























Annual meeting invitation:
Save Lake Superior Association
Saturday October 15, 2016
Lafayette Square on Park Point
(3000 Minnesota Avenue)

Opening remarks by Le Lind, Chair of the Board

Presentation of Annual Award of Excellence in Achievement  at 9:00am

Len and Bethel Anderson and  will be receiving the SLSA’s Award of Excellence in Achievement- Congratulations!

Speakers to begin at 9:15am

  • Laura Gauger — Environmental degradation at Wisconsin’s Flambeau Mine
  • Nancy Schuldt — Protecting Anishinaabeg Resources from the Headwaters to the Big Lake
  • Nelson French — Restoring and Protecting the Great Lakes                               

Sharing thoughts with area elected officials — 11:30 to Noon

Picnic and informal discussion — 12noon to 1pm

Please RSVP to Sally Munger or just return to my email:

Parks & Recreation Commission meeting on Wednesday, September 14 at 5:00pm in the City Council Chambers

Check in with Keith Hamre and Lindsay Dean from the City of Duluth on Wed. 9/14

  • Short update on Park Point planning projects at the next Parks & Recreation Commission meeting on Wednesday, September 14 at 5:00pm in the City Council Chambers
  • Parks and Planning department staff, as well as Parks & Recreation Commissioners, will be present to answer questions
  • Questions?
    • Lindsay Dean 

Parks & Recreation Manager

411 W. 1st Street | Duluth, MN 55802

218-730-4309 (w) | 414-704-7054 (c) |

Parks and Rec. in Duluth

Tree Care Workshop

tree care workshop

From Beth Peterson:

The south St. Louis Soil and Water Conservation district is hosting a workshop on tree care on Wednesday September 14th. We are hoping to provide information to people who had trees damaged in the storm that need care or replacement, or anyone interested in learning about how to improve the health of their trees. I was wondering if you would be willing to posting a notice of this on the Park Point Community Club web page. Park point is a unique place ecologically and I know many residents did see damage following the storms this July.
What: Tree Care workshop
With: South St. Louis Soil and Water Conservation District
When: Wednesday, September 14,
From: 6-8 pm
Where: Grand Lake Community Center
6279 Industrial Rd, Saginaw, MN 55779
Take highway 53 north from Duluth to Industrial Road
What to Bring: Questions!
I have attached a copy of our advertisement for the event. Please let me know if you need any additional information!

Thanks much,

Beth Peterson
St. Louis County SWCD
District Forester

September Breeze




Mother Ducky & Ducklings Spotted off Park Point – Dennis Hoelscher

Lake Superior Water Levels & Next Meeting on Tuesday, September 20


Hope to see you on Tues., Sept. 20 at Lafayette for our next regular meeting. A City Planning representative  will be speaking on the Duluth Comprehensive Plan.

6:30pm social followed by the meeting at 7pm, Tuesday, September 20

Thanks to neighbor Jeff Stuermer for checking out the details on the lake level. Neighbors were talking about lake levels at our August meeting and Jeff sent me this:


Mr. Stuermer,

Thank you for contacting the International Lake Superior Board of Control with your inquiry regarding water levels on Lake Superior.  As you may know, the Board regulates the release of water from Lake Superior through the various structures located on the St. Marys River.  The allocation of flow to these facilities is determined monthly, based on the outflow specified by the regulation plan, and the conditions listed in the Orders of Approval.  More information can be found our website at  or on our Facebook page

The International Lake Superior Board of Control is responsible for regulating the outflow of Lake Superior and managing the control works on the St. Marys River.

Though the Board has recently implemented Lake Superior Regulation Plan 2012, which aims to provide modest benefits for commercial navigation, hydroelectric generation, and coastal zone interests, the ability to regulate the outflow from Lake Superior does not mean that full control of the lake level is possible, let alone a mandate of the Plan.  Major factors affecting the water supply to the lake include: precipitation over the lake, evaporation, and runoff within the basin.  Collectively these hydrologic factors are the primary drivers that affect lake levels, and are difficult to predict over time.  The monthly mean water level of Lake Superior this past August was 15 cm (6 in) above the long-term average for this time of year, and is the highest August level since 1997 due to above-average water supplies.  The level of Lake Superior is expected to continue its seasonal decline this month.

Water levels on both Lake Superior and Michigan-Huron typically vary considerably from year-to-year depending on the weather conditions. The Board urges everyone to be prepared to live within the full range of levels that have occurred.  Although the Board strives to maintain the range of monthly mean levels of Lake Superior below the upper limit of 603.22 ft (183.86 m) and above the lower limit  of 599.61 ft (182.76 m) specified in the 1914 Orders of Approval, actual monthly levels have ranged from a high of 603.30  ft (183.88 m) to a low of 599.48 ft (182.72 m) due to climate conditions outside the design range.  Furthermore, excessive wind set up and wave action may significantly increase or decrease local levels on both of the lakes.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any further questions.


Arun Heer, P.E., CFM
International Lake Superior Board of Control Secretary, US Section


Park Point August Photos while out and about on Superior Bay

Ducky comes to town and hangs with the tugs

Bay pics while viewing the ducky

Moon over the Duluth Rowing Club

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Bridge Lifts for Tall Ship Festival

Aerial Lift Bridge and Minnesota Slip Bridge To Run Amended Schedules for Tall Ships Festival this Week

[Duluth, MN] – The Minnesota Slip Bridge (or the Blue Bridge in Canal Park) and the Aerial Lift Bridge will be implementing a modified lift schedule during the Tall Ships Festival. These hours will be in effect from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm Thursday Aug 18th through Sunday Aug 21st. The Slip Bridge will be opening twice an hour; at 15 minutes after the hour and again at the 45 minute mark (example, 10:15 and 10:45). The only exception will be made for commercial charter fishing vessels returning from chartered fishing trips. The normal Bridge lifting schedule will resume on Monday Aug 22nd.

On Thursday, August 18, the Parade of Sail will travel under the Aerial Lift Bridge for the Tall Ships Festival. The parade is scheduled to begin at 1:00 pm and last approximately 1.5 hours. During the Parade of Sail the public should expect longer than normal lift times. Three separate groups of Tall Ships are expected to sail under the Bridge. The plan is to have the Bridge raise and allow three Tall Ships to enter the harbor for each interval, and then the Bridge will lower and allow traffic to cross.

The Lift Bridge will return to the normal summer lifting schedule (on the hour and half hour mark) following the Parade of Sail. There will be extra Bridge personnel working during the Tall Ships Festival to help safely move vehicles and pedestrians across the Bridge due to the expected high volume of traffic and visitors around the Aerial Lift Bridge.

The City’s priority is to manage and ensure safe transit for everyone to enjoy the festival. Thank you in advance for your patience.

Any questions or concerns should be directed to the Aerial Lift Bridge Supervisor Dave Campbell (218) 723-3387.

Tall Ship Info Here

Tall Ship Entering Duluth Harbor

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