All Syndicated

Wild rice brought the Anishinaabe people to the Great Lakes. Now they are trying to restore it.

Manoomin was once widespread across Michigan and the entire Upper Great Lakes. But hundreds of years of European settlement removed it from much of the landscape as settlers trenched and drained natural waterways, destroying countless acres of natural habitat. Now Great Lakes tribes like Bay Mills are working to restore wild rice to the ecosystem not only to reclaim cultural heritage but also to build thriving beds of the native species for the future.

U.S. EPA approves Ohio EPA’s controversial plan to reduce harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved a plan Thursday to reduce the amount of phosphorus flowing into the Maumee River and eventually into Lake Erie, where the farm nutrient is considered the main contributor to the creation of harmful algal blooms. Read the full story by The Plain Dealer.

Floating Peace Fountain bids final farewell to Windsor riverfront

A beloved Windsor landmark’s tenure in Reaume Park has come to an end after 45 years of shooting water jets in the air and covering visitors with refreshing mist from the Detroit River. The Charles Brooks Memorial Peace Fountain — the biggest floating fountain in the world — was disconnected and barged to Lakeview Park Marina for the last time on Thursday. Read the full story by the Windsor Star.

State officials in Michigan scratched from lawsuit over lead in Benton Harbor’s water

A federal judge on Thursday dismissed state officials from a lawsuit related to past lead contamination in a small southwestern Michigan city’s drinking water but said the case could proceed against city officials, including the mayor. Read the full story by ABC News.

New set of bills addressing water affordability across Michigan would charge residents $24 yearly

A new Michigan bill package is set to be introduced to the Senate next week regarding water affordability. The package includes creating a fund to help people statewide who are struggling to pay their water bills, but not everyone is on board. Read the full story by WDIV-TV – Detroit, MI.  

Trail Blazers volunteer program launched in Kincardine

The Municipality is looking for individuals that frequently use the Kincardine trails and the Inverhuron Trail Park to join its newly-launched Trail Blazers program.  According to a media release issued by the Municipality, the Trail Blazers volunteer program provides an opportunity for trail users to help maintain the local trail system without the need for […]

Bruce County Memories — When Lake Huron split in two

One day, 10,000 years ago, hunters crouched behind boulders in the middle of Lake Huron, as a long line of caribou approached on their spring migration across the lake. The hunters’ winter famine would soon be over. How was it possible to hunt caribou in mid-lake? University of Michigan archaeologist Dr. John O’Shea revealed the […]