Surf’s up on the ice-cold waters of Lake Erie

Strong winds on Lake Erie create waves up to eight feet tall that crash onto the beaches of Presque Isle State Park, located four miles west of Erie, Pennsylvania. Surfers flock to the park when the waves form, even if the temperature is below freezing and the wind chill is below zero. Read the full…

Saugeen’s 31-year claim to Sauble Beach going to trial Monday

A legal dispute involving Saugeen First Nation’s claim to ownership of a big chunk of Sauble Beach, one of the most popular beaches in Ontario, goes to court Monday in Toronto. The band argues it is owed about 2.25 kilometres (1.4 miles) of beach to the north of the landmark “Welcome to Sauble Beach” sign at Main […]

Beach-dwelling gulls are vehicles for bacteria

A recent study by Central Michigan University professors and students examined ring-billed gull travel patterns at several Lake Michigan beaches in Michigan’s Ottawa and Muskegon counties. Ring-billed gulls travel between populated beaches and human waste sites like landfills and water treatment plants, carrying human pathogens with them. Read the full story by Capital News Service….

Students tackle microplastic on Lake Michigan beaches

Students in Careerline Tech Center’s Natural Resources and Outdoor Studies program are exploring the issue of microplastics by collecting samples from six beaches along Lake Michigan in Michigan’s Ottawa County, from Grand Haven State Park to Holland State Park. Read the full story by Holland Sentinel. Read the full story Tags: Daily News, Michigan

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