Five million Illinoisans live near water systems that utilize Lake Michigan water, which is reported to have “worrisome concentrations” of PFAS, according to a database of Illinois PFAS water testing created by the Chicago Tribune. Local leaders in Illinois have said they were aware of the latest research regarding PFAS are awaiting new guidance from the EPA. Read the full story by The Record North Shore.
Great Lakes Now episodes are packed with interesting history and modern discoveries.
In “Mushrooms and Mobsters,” learn about one of the largest organisms in the world, the fungus that put Crystal Falls, Michigan, on the map. Dig into the past as we look at some of the notable gangsters of the ‘30s and ‘40s that vacationed in by the lakes.
The city of Kingston, Ontario recently installed a Seabin, a contraption that will be collecting plastics from Lake Ontario as part of the Great Lakes Plastic Cleanup. Read the full story by The Kingston Whig Standard. Read the full story Tags: Daily News
A dugout canoe used by indigenous people 3,000 years ago recently recovered from Wisconsin’s Lake Mendota is the oldest canoe ever found in the Great Lakes region. The canoe, which was carved from a single piece of white oak and is 14.5 feet long, was discovered near where a 1,200-year-old fully intact canoe was found…
The U.S. and Canadian Coast Guards recently signed to an updated version of Great Lakes Geographic Annex agreement between the two coast guards, an environmental partnership. Read the full story by WIMS – Michigan City, IN. Read the full story Tags: Daily News, Michigan
DETROIT (AP) — A group of government, business and nonprofit organizations is looking at water infrastructure in southeastern Michigan.
The current condition and actions needed for sustainable water infrastructure systems is the focus of the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments Water Infrastructure Task Force.
The task force also will address flooding issues, project funding, equity, affordability and other topics.
Staff and volunteers at the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority in Southern Ontario are working to restore eroding riverbanks along the Nottawasaga River to improve habitat for two species at risk, lake sturgeon and northern brook lamprey. Read the full story by Collingwood Today. Read the full story Tags: Daily News