The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation recently released the draft “New York’s Great Lakes Action Agenda 2022-2030,” a multiyear action plan to guide restoration and conservation, and foster sustainable, resilient communities in New York’s Great Lakes region. Read the full story by Niagara Frontier Publications. Read the full story
The Ohio legislature could soon pass a bill allowing for deregulating the development of “ephemeral streams” — natural flows of water that form after rain and snowmelt. Read the full story by WEWS – TV – Cleveland, OH. Read the full story
The relationship between residents of coastal communities and their local water heritage can advance restoration efforts, create recreational opportunities and promote tourism and economic growth, a new study says. At the same time, that relationship can create tensions between environmental and economic interests, it says. Read the full story by the Capital News Service. Read…
The North Country Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area has been awarded a grant of $50,000 in Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding to access and utilize Michigan Natural Features Inventory data to focus plant surveys where endangered plants coincide with likely avenues of spread of invasive plants. Read the full story by Ludington Daily News. Read the full story
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Division reported on the dwindling yellow perch population in Saginaw Bay, during one of the 2022 Lake Huron Regional Fisheries Workshops. Read the full story by the Iosco County News-Herald. Read the full story
West Michigan welcomes tens of thousands of visitors from around the world every summer and many of them travel by cruise ship. Cruise the Great Lakes expects about 150,000 visitors into ports around the Midwest and Canada in 2022. There are 4 cruise lines serving Great Lakes ports, generating more than $120 million this season….