Fairgoers to the Illinois State Fair chowed down this week on various forms of deep-fried copi, better known until last year as Asian carp. State conservation officials launched a rebranding effort last summer promoting copi as a light, tasty, protein-packed fish that’s more palatable than the notion of an aquatic invader. Read the full story by the Chicago Sun-Times.
The Save Our Great Lakes project aims to improve storm water management on Barker’s Island off the Lake Superior coast of Wisconsin. Read the full story by the Superior Telegram. Read the full story
The Great Lakes region is in the early stages of knitting together economic development, transportation, and environmental improvement programs in a way that could leverage more federal investment and foster networking between academic and private-industry researchers under the proposed Great Lakes Authority. Read the full story by The Toledo Blade. Read the full story
State, local and federal dignitaries, including U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, gathered recently at the St. Lawrence Seaway Eisenhower Lock in Massena, New York to break ground for a new Seaway Visitors Center. Read the full story by NNY 360. Read the full story
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) recently released a report on their work across the Great Lakes in New York, and their watersheds. The most recent report highlights work done on the Genesee River to help reduce phosphorus pollution caused by runoff and other sources, among other projects. Read the full story…
Wildlife biologists are finding whole colonies of birds dead or dying on islands in Lake Michigan. They are Caspian terns, which are listed as threatened in Michigan and endangered in Wisconsin. Read and hear the full story by Michigan Public Radio. Read the full story