Lake Erie in limbo as coronavirus threatens to kill DeWine’s H2Ohio’s program

In 2019 Republican Mike DeWine got the Ohio General Assembly to fund an unprecedented, statewide commitment to water quality branded under the moniker H2Ohio. Now, because of costs associated with the coronavirus pandemic, it’s in limbo. Read the full story by the Toledo Blade. 

Single systems: Great Lakes cities’ sewer designs mean waste in the waters

In some Great Lakes cities, a single system of pipes may transport sewage as well as stormwater runoff. That system is sufficient on most days, but a big storm can overwhelm a treatment plant’s capacity. Read the full story by Great Lakes Now.   

Grand Haven to spend $200k to remove old wells revealed by beach erosion

Four century-old shoreline wells revealed by Lake Michigan erosion will be removed from the beach at Grand Haven State Park this summer. Read the full story by MLive.

Anglers still casting lines amid coronavirus pandemic

The great outdoors are about the only thing open amid the coronavirus pandemic. Fishing is allowed under Michigan’s Gov. Whitmer’s stay home order, as long as people can follow social distancing guidelines. Read the full story by The Times Herald.