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Fish, birds and flooded basements stand to benefit from marsh restoration at Powderhorn Lake near the Indiana border
In Illinois, a group of conservationists, officials and community members will gather this weekend to mark the groundbreaking for the eventual restoration of Powderhorn Lake, which will be connected to Wolf Lake, creating a link extending all the way to Lake Michigan. Read the full story by the Chicago Tribune.
A $1.3 million shoreline restoration project aimed at improving wildlife habitat and public access in Chesterfield Township, Michigan, is officially complete. Read the full story by The Voice.
The water-rich Great Lakes region may have cooler temperatures and sit high above sea level. But it can’t be a refuge for anyone if it doesn’t take action now to adapt to its own changing climate. Read the full story by Bloomberg CityLab.
In Flint, Michigan, the city’s plan to blend an increased amount of water from Genesee County with its primary supply from the Great Lakes Water Authority has been postponed because of repairs needed due to settling of a newly constructed connector line to the county system. Read the full story by MLive.
Canada wants to store nuclear waste in the Great Lakes Basin, but a Michigan congressman is looking to stop it. Read the full story by Mid-Michigan Now.
In Michigan, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service personnel will apply lampricides to Schlotz Creek, located in the community of Oskar, in Stanton Township, to kill sea lamprey larvae burrowed in the stream bottom. Read the full story by The Daily Mining Gazette.
Michigan Department of Natural Resources Director Dan Eichinger will sign an order that will ban swimming on days with hazardous conditions at state parks in the near future. Read the full story by the Holland Sentinel.
In Indiana, Save the Dunes and the Town of Long Beach have completed a project to restore the natural dune habitat and enhance public access to Stop 24, one of the town’s public dune and lakeshore access sites. Read the full story by WBND – South Bend, IN.
U.S. Sen. Gary Peters led a group of Senate Democrats in calling on party leadership to include funding for Great Lakes port infrastructure in an infrastructure bill. Democrats in Congress are hoping to pass a $3.5 trillion budget plan before the end of the year. Read the full story by The Holland Sentinel.
Concerns are flaring over a pipeline that carries crude oil and natural gas from western Canada. Enbridge, a Canadian company, owns the 645-mile line constructed nearly 70 years ago. The line starts in Superior, WI and ends at the southernmost point of Lake Huron. Read the full story by National Public Radio.