Researchers at Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, are studying clumps of the invasive species didymo or “rock snot” algae to learn more about its lifecycle and impacts. Didymo first appeared in the St. Mary’s River in 2015. Read the full story by MLive.
The Mid-Michigan District Health Department has been notified by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy, that an algal bloom on the lake at Paul Hubscher County Park in Sumner, MI has tested positive for algal toxin microcystin. Read the full story by The Morning Sun. Read the full story Tags: Daily News
President Biden was in Superior, Wisconsin Wednesday to publicize his infrastructure law and discuss the nation’s need for infrastructure investment, and the billion-dollar investment dedicated to Great Lakes restoration. Read the full story by KAAL-TV – Austin, MN. Read the full story Tags: Daily News, Wisconsin
The state of Michigan is working to reduce lead exposure caused by aging water distribution infrastructure with the goal of removing lead contamination from drinking water. Read the full story by WZZM-TV- Lansing, MI. Read the full story Tags: Daily News, Michigan
The Western New York Land Conservancy has received a $2 million grant to protect forested watersheds and safeguard drinking water in Allegany County and another to supply native plantings to Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Centennial Park. Read the full story by The Buffalo News. Read the full story Tags: plant, New York, Daily News, Land
The “Reimagine the Canals” initiative is a perfect chance to evaluate which of these approaches best fits the Erie Canal. We missed the chance to keep round gobies bottled up in the Great Lakes, but barriers on the Erie Canal could stop or slow the arrival of even more damaging invaders. Read the full story…
Two more drownings in Lake Michigan over the Labor Day weekend bring 2021’s total to 77 drownings in the Great Lakes, as of Sept. 6. The data is collected by the Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project, which works to promote water safety awareness. Read the full story by the Holland Sentinel. Read the full story…