Earth Day

MADISON, WI (AP)--   The daughter of Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson has resigned from her job with the state of Wisconsin following a dispute over the causes of climate change.

The Wisconsin State Journal reported Tuesday that Tia Nelson has resigned as public lands administrator to take a new science and education position with a Madison-based foundation.

Nelson has served as executive secretary to the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands since 2004.

  NMU students from the Outdoor Rec. program's Project Design and Leisure Services class are coordinating an Earth Day event at the Moosewood Nature Center this Saturday.  Public Radio 90's Hannah Moran spoke with Jonathan Ferring, a student in the class.

MARQUETTE, MI--   The Superior Watershed Partnership is also offering a pharmaceutical collection event this weekend. 

The SWP is celebrating its 10th anniversary of hosting Earth Day events by partnering with the Earth Keeper Network to offer 18 collection sites across the U.P. 

Officials will accept prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, narcotics, liquids, and medical waste like sharps and old mercury thermometers. 

The SWP is also collecting liquid soaps containing plastic micro-beads, which collect in the Great Lakes and can be ingested by fish.