In 2019 the City of Duluth and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers agreed on a five-year plan to use some dredged material in an anti-erosion “beach nourishment” program. The program ended up depositing sharp debris and has now been found to violate a 1978 court settlement favoring placement of dredge spoils away from shorelines where it would not end up in water. Read the full story by MinnPost.
Ducklings struggling to stay afloat in Lake Ontario’s Toronto harbor now have a safe place to rest with the installation of low, floating plywood docks.
PortsToronto installed duckling docks at water level in four shipping areas in June after reports of drowned waterfowl unable to climb out of the water to rest.
In August, the average water levels on Lake Superior dropped less than an inch to 602.17 feet — matching its long-term average for the first time since April 2014. The lake was nearly a foot below water levels in August last year, falling 11 inches. Read the full story by Wisconsin Public Radio. Read the…
For some, getting to contribute to scientific research might sound like a far-fetched possibility.
Jason Frenzel, stewardship coordinator at the Huron River Watershed Council, is one of the countless people working to change that assumption.
The HRWC is one of many organizations in the Great Lakes region that offer people, most with little prior scientific training, the opportunity to participate in science.
A walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic will be held at Between the Lines Sports Campus in Listowel and offer first and second doses of the Pfizer vaccine to anyone 12 years of age or older.