Lawmakers continue push for stalled Asian carp study

U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-MI) has introduced an amendment to a spending bill that would require the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to release a long-stalled report about keeping invasive Asian carp out of the Great Lakes. The language proposed by Huizenga mirrors text...

Gov. Kasich signs bill to protect Lake Erie

On Tuesday, Ohio Governor John Kasich will sign a bill to protect the health of Lake Erie by encouraging better use of dredged materials and ensuring proper disposal of construction debris. Read the full story by Fox 8...

Toxic algae starts to bloom in open Lake Erie waters

Hazardous blue-green algae appeared this week for the first time this summer in western Lake Erie, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. An agency bulletin showed that the existing bloom extends from Maumee Bay near Toledo up the...

Gary looks to establish a port authority

In Indiana, the city of Gary is looking to establish a port authority, a quasi-government agency that would operate a port on Lake Michigan or other transportation infrastructure throughout the city. Both Gary and East Chicago have floated the idea of adding a second...

DNR surveys North Channel for sturgeon

Great Lakes sturgeon are doing well in Lake St. Clair, well-enough to attract many catch-and-release anglers hoping to bait the biggest species of fish in the Great Lakes.  Read the full story by the Times...

Beach warnings to the south; flooding to the north

The National Weather Service warned of potential lakeshore flooding along the south shores of Lake Ontario on Tuesday. The weather service also issued a bulletin for “strong currents and dangerous swimming conditions” on Lake Erie’s shoreline in...

Piping plovers nest at Presque Isle, a first in 50 years

After an absence of half a century, endangered piping plover chicks are back on the shores of Presque Isle State Park in Pennsylvania. Two of the three chicks that hatched in June 2017 are reaching adult size.  Read the full story by the Erie...

Hawthorn Hollow receives Wisconsin Coastal Management grant

In Wisconsin, Hawthorn Hollow Nature Sanctuary and Arboretum has received a one-year, $15,212 grant help Kenosha students explore local freshwater resources through a series of unique field trips on the shores of Lake Michigan. Read the full story by Kenosha...