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LATEST DAILY NEWS
After nearly five years of planning, public meetings, delays and project changes, the contract for Phase II of the long-awaited Goshen (Indiana) Dam Pond dredging project was officially approved during a meeting of the Goshen Board of Public Works and Safety Monday afternoon. Read the full story by the Goshen News – Goshen, IN.
As paddling dropped in popularity, so did maintenance of river navigability which has been largely impeded since 1985. A ceremonial re-opening event Sunday, however, marked what partners hope will be the rebirth of paddling on the Little Calumet. Read the full story by the Chicago Tribune.
The Niagara Falls Water Board is examining long-term solutions for the local discharge issue, but also called for state and federal governments to invest in aging capital infrastructure throughout the Great Lakes region. Read the full story by the Niagara Gazette.
Small businesses, farms, homeowner associations, and not-for-profit organizations that sustained direct physical flood-related damage are eligible to receive up to $50,000 under the program administered by Empire State Development, while owners of multiple dwellings are eligible to receive up to $20,000. Read the full story by the Daily News – Albany, NY.
Kent State geology professor Joseph Ortiz is collaborating with NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland to identify dangerous algal blooms in and around Lake Erie. Read the full story by WKSU – Kent, OH.
According to Michigan state parks chief Ron Olson, the stone illegally taken from Lake Michigan in 2015 will be moved to the popular Outdoor Adventure Center east of downtown Detroit near the Detroit River. Read the full story by the Associated Press.
Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced a new bill that he’s co-sponsoring in the Senate, the Great Lakes Aquatic and Connectivity Act, that aims to improve the sport fishery by creating more habitat in and around Great Lakes tributaries. Read the full story by WHAM – Rochester, NY.
Several states, including a few in the Great Lakes region, have received money from the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities to increase protections in watershed areas. Read and listen to the full story by WOSU – Columbus, OH.
So much rain has been falling across the region that the Lake Superior water level rose an inch in September, a month it usually drops an inch or more. Read the full story by Duluth News Tribune.
In addition to many environmental benefits, green infrastructure can save money by serving as a substitute for more costly human-engineered solutions. Read the full story by the Detroit Free Press.
Residents of Benton Township, Ohio, near the Rocky Ridge Development quarry are upset about the dumping of spent lime sludge and its impact on water quality. Read the full story by the Port Clinton News Herald.
The state of Michigan is holding a public hearing on a developer’s plans to dig a boat marina out of the dunes along Lake Michigan near Saugatuck. Read the full story by MLive.