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Participants in this year’s St. Lawrence River Institute’s River Symposium Science Day in Cornwall, Ontario, learned about the important waterway and the impact it has had on Akwesasne residents over thousands of years. Read the full story by The Gananoque Reporter.
In Ontario, Waterfront Toronto announced that the new Cherry Street North bridge has been completed, and is embarking on a journey down the St. Lawrence from Nova Scotia to Toronto for installation. The bridge will connect the new “Villiers Island” to Toronto and the revitalized Port Lands. Read the full story by Toronto Urbanized.
Walpole lsland First Nation is planning to establish a commercial fishing industry. Walpole Island is an island and First Nation reserve in southwestern Ontario, on the border between Ontario and Michigan. Read the full story by The Courier Press.
A $2.9 million cleanup of contaminated sediments along the Detroit River will help bring a new look to the Motor City and set the stage for the completion of the Riverwalk by linking two popular waterfront parks. Read the full story by Great Lakes Echo.
Many areas in Ontario experienced record-hot temperatures in 2020 which, combined with high-intensity rainfall and with periods of calm, are favorable to algal bloom formation. Read the full story by Barrie Today.
In Ohio, the Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District is offering property owners and farmers in the Turtle Creek and Portage River watersheds financial incentives through new cost-sharing programs for nutrient best management practices. Read the full story by the Port Clinton News-Herald.
Genesee County, Michigan, has agreed to sell its last remaining parcel of property near Lake Huron, netting $600,000 from the land that remained after construction of a Lake Huron intake for the Karegnondi Water Authority pipeline. Read the full story by MLive.
Protections for most gray wolves will once again be eliminated under a final rule announced by the Trump administration. The decision removes gray wolves, except for the Mexican wolf, from the endangered species list in the lower 48 states. The final rule would take effect in January. Read the full story by Wisconsin Public Radio.
A group of Native American tribal citizens utilized a remote-operated underwater vehicle in the Straits of Mackinac to take a look at Enbridge’s Line 5 oil and natural gas pipelines. They may have inadvertently confirmed the most important finding in Great Lakes archaeology in at least a decade. Read the full story by the Detroit Free Press.
This past week, the Invasive Species Centre – through the Asian Carp Canada program – presented a panel of experts to discuss the threat of Asian carps, and the measures being taken to keep these invasive species out of our Great Lakes. Read the full story by the Kingston Herald.