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LATEST DAILY NEWS
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has kayaked around Grand Island in Lake Superior to promote tourism. Read the full story by The Associated Press.
A University of Windsor professor and his research team are hoping to enlist the help of 1,000 citizen scientists for a massive first-of-its-kind collection of water samples in Essex County. Read the full story by Windsor Star.
In Sarnia, an Aamjiwnaang First Nation artist invited members of the community to contribute to his mural project, one of eight art installations being created in eight Ontario Great Lakes communities. The participatory and collaborative community art projects will celebrate the Great Lakes and the lakes’ connection to Ontario’s people, its diverse cultures as well as the province’s history. Read the full story by Sarnia This Week,.
In Ontario, a researcher outlined the findings of her study of sediment cores taken from the bottom of Lake Manitou’s east and west basins. The news is not great for future development on the Island’s largest lake. Read the full story by the Manitoulin Expositor.
Sand replenishment started Monday at Presque Isle State Park, where officials had worried they would face a second year of “inadequate” funding for the work. Read the full story by Erie Times-News.
In Wisconsin, Manitowoc County will host a public forum on a proposed Lake Michigan marine sanctuary that would cover between 1,075 and 1,260 square miles off the east-central Wisconsin shoreline and is aimed at protecting underwater resources and nearly 40 known shipwrecks. Read the full story by Herald Times Reporter.
In New York, a 36-pound freshwater drum caught by an Oneida Lake angler smashed the state record for the fish species by more than six pounds. Read the full story by Upstate New York Outdoors.
Two of the most famous Michigan rivers — the Manistee and Au Sable — provided the first link between Great Lakes, Michigan and Huron. But, what if you had to pay a fee or a tariff to river landowners for access? Read the full story by Traverse City Record Eagle.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has confirmed that one specimen of Brachionus leydigii, a non-native invertebrate rotifer common in Europe, Asia and Australia, has been detected in samples collected last spring in Lake Erie. Read the full story by MLive.
Numerous public works projects are underway in Ohio to keep Asian carp from migrating into the Great Lakes and destroying their fisheries. Read the full story by The Plains Dealer.
The release of the Brandon Road report has people talking, and planning, and perhaps, most importantly, recognizing that the Asian carp represents a significant threat to the Great Lakes. Read the full story by Marquette Mining Journal.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it has “continued and significant concerns” that too few people are working on Flint’s water system and has asked for a plan “to ensure … the necessary, capable and qualified personnel” are hired by the city. Read the full story by MLive.