For the past few years, the Great Lakes Aquarium in Duluth, Minnesota has had a goal of boosting its attendance to break the 200,000-visitor mark. The organization just announced that it surpassed that goal in 2022, welcoming over 206,000 visitors through its doors. Read the full story by Fox 21 News.
A pair of 20-something lake sturgeons in a “touch tank” are ready to greet summer visitors to a new freshwater science center at Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Read the full story by MLive. Read the full story
A Genesee County judge has ordered criminal charges dismissed against former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder in connection with the Flint water crisis. It’s the latest in a spate of dismissals after the Michigan Supreme Court ruled in June that Michigan improperly relied on a one-person grand jury to bring charges against Snyder and a host…
Collaborative efforts are being made in Cedar River, Michigan, to help restore the sturgeon population in Lake Michigan. Members of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have been caring for 164 sturgeon and are gearing up for their eventual release at the end of August. Read the full…
Workers and volunteer fire personnel were at work along the Olcott region lakeshore, filling and laying sandbags in trouble spots in order to stem potential erosion and flooding. This work is not uncommon for this time of year, as water levels in Lake Ontario begin to rise. Read the full story by the Niagara Gazette….
A marathon swimmer has been training to cross Lake Ontario to raise funds for neurodegenerative disease research. Read the full story by The Globe and Mail. Read the full story