Great Lakes News

Oswego to St. Lawrence River: Officials 'wait and see' as Lake Ontario rises

Apr 25, 2017 8:05:50 AM
While several municipalities on the southwestern shore of Lake Ontario have issued State of Emergency proclamations about the rising Lake Ontario waters, those on the eastern basin are really concerned but have adapted a "wait and see" attitude at this point.

Phragmites spread impacts wildlife

Apr 25, 2017 8:05:50 AM
Phragmites look benign but the tall plant is having a devastating effect on the Long Point World Biosphere Reserve in Port Rowen, Ontario, where it's taken over up to 70 per cent of the some of the marshes, choking turtle nesting areas and discouraging visits from certain birds.

Waterway remains closed as Kalamazoo River cleanup kicks off next step

Apr 25, 2017 8:05:50 AM
The south banks of the Kalamazoo River north of Jefferson Road near Pine Creek in Otsego, Michigan, are greening up this spring to show a grand view of the curve of the river and newly planted trees and bushes sprouting along the gently sloping new grass.

Owner of yacht littering miles of Lake Michigan beach may face legal action

Apr 25, 2017 8:05:50 AM
The owner of a now-destroyed yacht that has created an environmental nightmare along miles of protected Lake Michigan beach near Ludington, Michigan, could be taken to court after declining to take care of the disabled vessel, according to a state official.

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From the academy

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

2015-10-07
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

2012-01-03
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

2011-09-12
Next workshop will be held in Green Bay, Wisconsin at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay on September 13, 2011.