Great Lakes News

A Lake Michigan fish story: Return of the king

May 26, 2017 8:05:50 AM
In the harbor towns along Lake Michigan, there haven't been a lot of good fish stories to tell the last couple years due to poor salmon fishing. However, this year salmon fishing strong according to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

Draft plan for Lake Erie focuses on phosphorous, algae

May 26, 2017 8:05:50 AM
Lake Erie's phosphorous levels and the resulting algae blooms are creating extreme stress and threatening not only drinking water, but also fish populations, coastal recreation and the Canadian economy. The province of Ontario has created the first draft of the Canada-Ontario Lake Erie Action Plan to reduce phosphorous loading into the lake.

UIC Expands Rapid Water Testing at Chicago Beaches

May 26, 2017 8:05:50 AM
Chicago beachgoers will receive more up-to-date and accurate alerts about the water quality at their favorite lakefront hangouts this summer as part of a breakthrough rapid water-testing program developed at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

COMMENTARY: Drowning in manure

May 26, 2017 8:05:50 AM
Activists are calling for the implementation of rules that allow small and medium-size farmers to compete with large and corporate farms.

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From the academy

Lake Michigan Forum & Watershed Academy Meeting - October 28, 2015

This meeting will be an opportunity to learn about the activities of these groups and future plans for public engagement and outreach in the Lake Michigan basin. Join this conversation as a participant and find out how you can plug in from your community.

Lake Michigan Water Trail Final Report and Maps

Development of the 450-mile Lake Michigan Water Trail inventory now complete; maps and reports available.

Series of Workshops Focus on Building Climate Planning Capacity in Great Lakes Region

Next workshop will be held in Green Bay, Wisconsin at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay on September 13, 2011.