In Ohio, officials from the city of Conneaut and state of Ohio plus various contractors celebrated the completion of work on the Conneaut Creek Dredge Reclamation Facility with a ribbon-cutting ceremony this week. The facility helps to maintain the port of Conneaut on Lake Erie and reduce dumping of dredge material into the lake. Read the full story by the Star Beacon.
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
High waters have sped erosion along Lake Michigan’s Wisconsin shoreline, swallowing beaches, damaging public lands, and draining homeowners’ savings. Many residents are installing shoreline barriers, but such structures are temporary and may harm downstream beaches. Read the full story by Wisconsin Watch. Read the full story
Enamored with the wild from childhood, Canadian photographer Trevor Pottelberg learned to brave the extreme storm season of Lake Erie to get hold of awe-inspiring images of water in motion, several of which can be viewed in this article. Read the full story by The Epoch Times. Read the full story
Video footage shows frolicking river otters on the Milwaukee Riverwalk, which extends more than three miles along both sides of the Milwaukee River in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Lake Michigan. Read the full story by WITI-TV – Milwaukee, WI. Read the full story
For the past few years, Chris Roxburgh has been illuminating what lies beneath Michigan’s famous Manitou Passage, the shipping corridor that stretches between the Manitou islands and the mainland coast along Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Read the full story by MLive. Read the full story
President Joe Biden’s proposed $5.8 trillion budget calls for $340 million in funding for the federal Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and at least $300 million for electrifying the federal fleet, as well as $126 million to combat PFAS contamination. Read the full story by The Detroit News. Read the full story