U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur on Thursday introduced legislation that would establish a new federal entity called the “Great Lakes Authority” that would promote regional development in Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. Read and hear the full story by The Plain Dealer.
Ten shipping vessels have been freed and are now on their way after getting stuck in the ice in Whitefish Bay near Sault Ste Marie, Ontario. Read the full story by CBC News. Read the full story Tags: Daily News
It’s the oldest mystery on the Great Lakes: Whatever happened to the Griffon? It was the first big ship to sail the Great Lakes. Loaded with furs in what’s now Wisconsin, the Griffon was said to have sunk somewhere in northern Lake Michigan in 1679. A couple in Charlevoix, Michigan, think they’ve found it. Read the full story by…
March 2 marks the observation of Great Lakes Day, a virtual event that brings together a binational coalition of regional agencies, legislators, local communities, tribes and business, maritime and environmental groups. Read the full story by WFBO – Buffalo, NY. Read the full story Tags: Daily News
In Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, the Sault Tribe is expanding its walleye stocking program that has released nearly 19 million walleye through the Great Lakes since its inception in 1995. With the addition of a third breeding pond, the program released over two million walleye this year. Read the full story by The Sault News….
Michigan regulators have fined an Ohio-based paper company nearly $250,000 following a wastewater mishap that caused an Escanaba River fish kill. Read the full story by MLive. Read the full story Tags: fish, Daily News
A meeting to discuss coastal resiliency is planned for this week in in a southwest Michigan township. The township has received a grant from the Land Information Access Association to help it update its master plan with coastal resiliency in mind. Read the full story by WSJM – St. Joseph, MI. Read the full story…