In Saginaw, Michigan, the Saginaw Children’s Zoo partnered with the Great Lakes Piping Plover Recovery Effort to help incubate, rear, and release plover chicks across the Great Lakes Bay region. Piping Plovers are tiny birds that live on the coast of the Great Lakes and have been an endangered species since 1986. Read the full story by WNEM-TV – Bay City, MI.
Alpena, Michigan, area third graders arrived at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center bright and early Monday to start a three-week learning session on human connections to the Great Lakes. Read the full story by the Alpena News. Read the full story
More than 100 coal ash waste sites, many unregulated, sit just feet from the Great Lakes, raising concerns for nearby communities and the 30 million people who rely on the lakes for drinking water. Read the full story by Inside Climate News. Read the full story
Scientists believe saving black terns from extinction will take more than habitat protection across their breeding grounds in Michigan. Read the full story by MLive. Read the full story
Ohio EPA has released its latest statewide water quality report. The biennual document describes the general condition of Ohio’s waters and includes a list of impaired waters that are not meeting their federal or state water quality goals. Read the full story by The Highland County Press. Read the full story
The State of Michigan will start using a new test to detect so-called “forever chemicals” in drinking water. The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy will begin using U.S. EPA Method 533 this month. Read the full story by Michigan Radio. Read the full story
The City of Houghton, Michigan has a new $5 million pier that’s equipped to dock cruise ships, which are becoming increasingly popular on the Great Lakes. Opened in the fall of 2022, the new pier serves as the city’s town square and event space but with its size, deep water and a few extra elements,…