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Soo Locks refilled with 73M gallons of water, Coast Guard cutters sent to break ice in Lake Superior

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.

NPS releases revised environmental assessment, use of personal watercraft at Pictured Rocks

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.

‘Elephant in the room’ left out in Line 3 environmental impact statement, appellants say

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.

Fewer people are catching Canadian fish

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.