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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.
Erie, Pennsylvania’s Presque Isle State Park beaches continue to show signs of erosion, but officials are still calling the 2020 sand replenishment a success. Read the full story by the Erie Times.
Due to the relatively dry spring and summer, the 2020 algae bloom came in on the lower side of the forecast which was between a 4 or 5 out of 10. Read the full story by WNWO -TV– Toledo, OH.
A partnership composed of public and private entities has accomplished its mission of restoring a floodplain in North Perry Village on Lake Erie in Ohio. Read the full story by The News Herald.
The coronavirus pandemic is encouraging more Ohioans to be hikers, bicyclists, kayakers, and campers while at the same time devastating other parts of Lake Erie’s tourism-based economy, such as amusement parks and waterparks. Read the full story by the Toledo Blade.
Hunting Cedarburg Bog for tamaracks, Wisconsin’s only coniferous tree that changes colors in the fall
Tamaracks are Wisconsin’s only native coniferous tree that is not an evergreen. The trees can be found throughout Wisconsin, but their numbers are dropping. Since 2000, over 150,000 acres of tamaracks have died across the Great Lakes states due to warmer temperatures, droughts and the eastern larch beetle, according to Treehaven at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Read the full story by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Thursday will announce a new rule to remove federal Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves across the Lower 48 states. Read and hear the full story by the Duluth News Tribune.
The COVID-19 pandemic brought droves of people to Wisconsin’s outdoors this year. And a study released Wednesday but conducted before the arrival of the coronavirus lays out just how important activities like biking, camping, hiking, golf and scores of other outdoor activities are to the state’s bottom line. Read the full story by the Wisconsin State Journal.
Dams are inspected by the state of Michigan on a cycle of every three years. A recent inspection ordered by Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Candice Miller found the county’s dams to be in good shape with any chance of failure being highly unlikely. Read the full story by the Macomb Daily.
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, the nation’s largest provider of dredging services, announced October 22 that it is moving its national headquarters to Houston, Texas, from Oak Brook, Ill. The company will maintain a business and operations support center in the Oak Brook area. Read the full story by the Waterways Journal.