The Board of Lucas County Commissioners in Ohio filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency accusing the agency of failing to address Lake Erie’s harmful algal blooms. Read the full story by Michigan Radio.
Local leaders in Oswego County, New York, believe that a decision to designate a portion of Lake Ontario as a National Marine Sanctuary will provide new opportunities for education, tourism, and economic development. Read the full story by WRVO Public Media.
In Wisconsin, the leader of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District aims to stop all sewer overflows into Lake Michigan by 2035. Milwaukee averages 2.3 overflows a year currently. Read the full story by Great Lakes Now.
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.
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.
A long-term, volunteer-supported study of watersnakes on Lake Erie’s South Bass Island has provided valuable insight into snake biology and how disease affects snake populations. Read the full story by Ohio’s County Journal.
A message in a bottle dropped 21 years ago by a Lake Michigan ferry-goer was found recently by an 11-year old near Oostburg, Wisconsin. Read the full story by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.
A new book provides pictures and day-trip recommendations for exploring Michigan’s Leelanau peninsula by kayak. Read the full story by Great Lakes Echo.
As ice thaws around the Great Lakes, technicians are preparing to re-deploy buoys that gather a wealth of information for use in research, water safety efforts and recreation. Read the full story by the Associated Press.
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.