Articles from Great Lakes Commission
After being shut down for its annual winter maintenance since late January, there was a flurry of activity at Michigan’s Soo Locks this week as two of the chambers were refilled with 73 million gallons of water in preparation for opening day of the 2019 navigation season. Read the full story by MLive.
A budget proposal that President Donald Trump unveiled last week calls for ending a ban on dumping material dredged from Cleveland harbor and the Cuyahoga River into Lake Erie without approval from the state of Ohio. Read the full story by Cleveland.com.
The National Park Service (NPS) has released a Revised Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact regarding the use of personal watercraft on Lake Superior within Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Read the full story by WJMN-TV-Escanaba, MI.
A national conservation group is looking to add more protection to a unique, sprawling island in Lake Huron that has escaped the kind of development and degradation experienced in many other parts of Ontario. Read the full story by the Sudbury Star.
A Sarnia, Ontario resident is at odds with the city over the cause of a failed seawall at his lakefront property, a potential hint of things to come if Lake Huron continues to rise. Read the full story by The Sarnia Journal.
An evaluation of the potential environmental impact of an Enbridge Line 3 oil pipeline construction project left out “the elephant in the room,” the potential damage it could cause to the St. Louis River and Lake Superior. Read the full story by the Hibbing Daily Tribune.
A climate change adaption expert at Harvard University believes two cities along the Great Lakes are ideal locations for people seeking cooler temperature in a warming world. Read the full story by the Duluth News-Tribune.
The city of Superior, Wisconsin agreed this week to work with federal, state and private partners on a roughly $18.5 million project to clean up contamination in Howards Bay. Read the full story by Wisconsin Public Radio.
A prominent Ottawa biologist wants more residents to pick up a fishing rod and reconnect with nature as a way of protecting lakes and rivers and the wildlife in them. The recently released Survey of Recreational Fishing in Canada identified an aging angling population that has failed to recruit new anglers. Read the full story by the Ottawa Sun.