Michigan Department of Natural Resources staff are conducting an evaluation study on marked splake at Lake Superior ports through 2030. The study is designed to help fisheries managers understand the percentage of stocked fish caught by anglers, the home range of splake, and harvest metrics such as harvest rates and fish size at harvest by year and location. Read the full story by Up North Voice.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced plans to stop the spread of invasive carp in the Great Lakes via a series of high-tech barriers designed to prevent invasive carp from reaching Lake Michigan while still allowing boats to pass through. Read the full story by The Manitoulin Expositor. Read the full story
A group of Democratic U.S. Senators from Great Lakes states wants President Joe Biden to prioritize projects that benefit the region when he allots dollars from the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure deal adopted earlier this year. Read the full story by The Plain Dealer. Read the full story
Author David Hoppe of Long Beach, Indiana, recently published a book about life in the Indiana Dunes. Hoppe’s “Letters from Michiana: Reflections Along Lake Michigan’s Southern Shore” is a collection of essays on subjects that vary from public access to Indiana’s beaches to raking leaves in a forest. Read the full story by The Times…
After 22 years of being in a state of largely self-imposed bureaucratic limbo, Ohio has learned that its effort to shift oversight of CAFO-generated manure discharges away from state environmental regulators has been denied by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Read the full story by The Toledo Blade. Read the full story
The round goby, a prolific and destructive invasive fish, has spread from the Great Lakes all the way to the Hudson River. New York’s canal operators are trying to keep it from invading Lake Champlain too. Read the full story by The River. Read the full story
Earlier this year the CEO of John Ball Zoo announced zoo leaders were in the exploratory phase of a plan that could result in a new major tourist destination for the Grand Rapids area. The project involves the Zoo building, a large-scale, off-site aquarium that would rival and compete with aquariums in cities like Chicago,…