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Indigenous tribes are asserting their rights under a treaty that predates Michigan’s statehood while pursuing strategies to stop the construction of a new oil pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac. Read the full story by MLive.
Those responsible for monitoring and managing water flow in the Great Lakes have deviated from their usual flow controls to address lower-than-average rainfall totals they say raise concerns for water levels in Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. Read the full story by WBFO – Buffalo, NY.
According to the Duluth Seaway Port Authority, the Midwest Energy Resources Company terminal hasn’t seen an oceangoing ship at its dock since the 1990s, but that changed this month. Read the full story by the Superior Telegram.
A $2.7 million project to mitigate flooding in the town of Sterling, New York, has been completed. The goal of the project was to prevent flooding along West Bay Road, which has been affected by Lake Ontario’s high water levels. Read the full story by the Auburn Citizen.
A pair of piping plovers have set up housekeeping on the beach at Maumee Bay State Park on Lake Erie. They’re the first pair to nest in Ohio in at least 80 years. Read the full story by The Toledo Blade.
In New York, the Sodus Bay Historical Society is gearing up for the 2021 season with a sesquicentennial celebration of the “Old Stone” Lighthouse at Sodus Point on the bluff overlooking beautiful Lake Ontario. Read the full story by the Finger Lakes Times.
U.S. Coast Guard crews from the Great Lakes teamed up with Michigan’s neighbors to the north for some recent training. Read the full story by WPBN-TV – Traverse City, MI.
Discovery of French ship Le Griffon in Great Lakes prompts Michigan couple to publish book of their discovery
A new book shares details of a Michigan couple’s decades-long search for the ship, Le Griffon, which they believe sank near the Huron Islands, a group of small, rocky islands northeast of Green Bay. Read the full story by Cleveland.com.
The rare piping plovers nesting on Montrose Beach are getting a second chance to become parents this year. “Rose and Monty” lost their eggs just days ago to a skunk that managed to get into their protected area, but they have built another nest and Rose laid a new egg. Read the full story by WLS – TV – Chicago, IL.
The state held a public feedback event this past week as New York State works on a study about creating wind energy in the Great Lakes, which is expected to be finished early next year. Read the full story by WIVB – TV – Syracuse, NY.