Members of the Binational Public Advisory Council (BPAC) for the St. Clair River Area of Concern (AOC) gathered Tuesday evening aboard the Duc D’Orleans to celebrate four milestones in the restoration of the St. Clair River – the re-designation of four environmental challenges to Not Impaired on the Canadian side of the St. Clair River….
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….
Pools of dead fish and a milky substance along the north end of the former McLouth Steel property adjacent to the Detroit River in Trenton, Michigan, served as a clear warning sign that something was wrong. Read the full story by The News Herald. Read the full story Tags: Daily News
More than $5 million in funding from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative has helped restore and protect the 13.5-acre marsh habitat in western New York and now the purple martin bird has returned. Read the full story by WGRZ-TV – Grand Island, NY. Read the full story Tags: Daily News, funding, Great Lakes
The Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project (GLSRP) is warning beachgoers along the Lake Superior shoreline to take caution due to frigid water temperatures. Read the full story by WDIO – TV – Duluth, MN. Read the full story Tags: Daily News
Illinois has ended the statewide testing of fish from Illinois lakes and rivers for organochlorine pesticides such as DDT. State officials say the levels of the pesticides found through testing have diminished to near zero over the past 50 years, allowing the state to discontinue testing for those chemicals. Read the full story by The…