In Saginaw Bay, Michigan, the Saginaw Bay Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area is conducting an ongoing project to restore habitats that have been degraded by phragmites, an invasive species from Europe. It grows along shores and in places where water gathers or the ground is wet and can cause problems for native animals, other plants, and people. Read the full story by the Huron Daily Tribune.
The world’s two oldest-known common loons once again have returned to Michigan, and if they choose each other as mates, it will mark a record 26 consecutive summers together for the pair. Read the full story by MLive. Read the full story
Visitors to the Lake Michigan shoreline might see, and smell, something that has been absent in recent history: dead alewives. A biologist for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources says it’s a good sign. Read the full story by Manistee News Advocate. Read the full story
A bipartisan Congressional task force has asked President Joe Biden to dedicate more money to the Great Lakes in his 2024 fiscal year budget. Read the full story by Michigan Radio. Read the full story
Fish samples taken at 30 or so locations that included the Ohio River, Lake Erie and tributaries of both turned up measurable levels of the chemicals known as PFAS and PFOS. Read the full story by The Columbus Dispatch. Read the full story
There have been more beach advisories issued this week along parts of Lake Superior. The Minnesota Department of Health says the only current advisory to not enter the water is at Twin Points Public Access Beach, north of Gooseberry Falls State Park, which began on Tuesday. The alert is due to water testing finding elevated…
The five Great Lakes are among the fastest-warming bodies of water on Earth, but major uncertainties and research gaps affect how governments and communities respond, according to the new National Climate Assessment. The report says many effective solutions are grounded in local knowledge, Indigenous leadership, and collaboration with Indigenous Nations and communities. Read the full…