Study: $174M flows to Alpena from Lake Huron

A study commissioned by the Michigan Port Collaborative estimated that water-based tourism and commercial shipping bring nearly $174 million in economic activity to the Alpena area in northern Michigan. Read the full story by The Alpena News.

Ice boom removal set to start Monday

The International Joint Commission announced that decreasing ice-cover and warmer weather will allow for ice boom removal to occur at the eastern end of Lake Erie on Monday. Read the full story by The Buffalo News.

Lucas Co. sues EPA over Lake Erie water quality

In Ohio, the Board of Lucas County Commissioners says the EPA isn’t doing what it’s supposed to in order to protect Lake Erie, and now they’re suing to force its hand. Read the full story by WTVG-TV – Toledo, OH.