A decade ago, a blue-green algae bloom had never been reported on Lake Superior. Now, half a dozen blue-green algae blooms have been reported this summer across Lake Superior, including one that formed recently in Superior. Read and hear the full story by Wisconsin Public Radio.
The water around the U.S. Steel plant in Northwest Indiana does not pose a human health risk after a large discharge of iron into Lake Michigan over the weekend, according to state and federal government officials. Read the full story by the Chicago Sun Times. Read the full story Tags: Indiana, plant, Michigan, Daily News
Several Michigan community members who have been impacted by the toxic chemical PFAS met virtually Tuesday afternoon to introduce policy recommendations to lawmakers. Read the full story by WXMI-TV – Grand Rapids, MI. Read the full story Tags: Michigan, Daily News
The Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation is attempting to raise awareness of micro-plastics found in Lake Huron.
A research team from the University of Toronto has been using Seabins to capture trash that ends up in the lake to figure out where it accumulates in the water, determine what types of trash is getting deposited, and where it’s coming from in the first place. Read the full story by CBC News. Read…
With COVID border restrictions still in place, the Federation of Ontario Cottagers’ Associations (FOCA) has taken up the torch for cottage owners stuck south of the border. Thousands of Americans own secondary properties throughout Ontario’s cottage country, but they’ve been unable to access them throughout the pandemic. As members of their respective cottage communities and … Continued
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This story about getting lost was originally published in the Early Summer 2018 issue of Cottage Life West. As the stands of trembling aspen burst into green leafy life behind the cottage, I head off on my daily walk. Walking in the woods is good for my mind, body, and soul. It’s meditation in motion, … Continued
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