Gov. Gretchen Whitmer calls for water reconnections statewide

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan took strong steps today to ensure at-risk households have access to clean water for hand washing and sanitation through an executive order requiring the reconnection of service to residences that have had water service shut off. Read...

Communities urge Indiana to help fight Lake Michigan erosion

Leaders of several communities along Indiana’s Lake Michigan shoreline are calling on Gov. Eric Holcomb to declare a state of emergency and help with funding to fight erosion as near-record high water levels continue sweeping away beaches important to tourism. Read...

Lake Michigan to break record, keep rising

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ weekly report released Friday showed Lake Michigan has risen 1 inch over the past week and is now 5 inches above the March record set in 1986. Read the full story by WOOD-TV – Detroit, MI.

COVID-19 outbreak impacts trout stocking schedule

April 1 is opening day of trout season and staff at the Randolph (NY) Fish Hatchery plan to finish earlier than usual this year because, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the New York DEC has given them a directive to empty the hatchery as soon as possible. Read the full...

Take a ‘virtual vacation’ on the North Shore

Resorts in Cook County, Minnesota are holding “virtual vacations” on their website and social media feeds. They’ll be streaming footage of Lake Superior and other popular tourist spots like Two Harbors, Canal Park and some state parks. Read the full...

Michigan bans spreading manure on croplands in winter months

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy is prohibiting the largest livestock operations from spreading manure on croplands during the first three months of the year, a measure which is intended to prevent manure from flowing into waterways. Read...