Researchers study plastic pollution in Great Lakes

A new study by Rochester Institute of Technology that inventories and tracks high concentrations of plastic in the Great Lakes could help inform cleanup efforts and target pollution prevention. Researchers found that nearly 10,000 metric tons—or 22 million pounds—of plastic debris enter the Great Lakes every year from the United States and Canada. Matthew Hoffman, […]

Great Lakes Commission awards grants to conduct aquatic invasive species outreach to boaters this summer

The Great Lakes Commission (GLC) announced today that it will award more than $65,000 in grants to Tribes and local organizations in the Great Lakes region to conduct outreach to boaters this summer as part of the Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Landing Blitz. Four of the grant recipients are in Michigan and total […]

Students Team-up with DNR

A group of middle school students in Madison Heights are helping to restore salmon populations in Michigan with the help of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Their school, Four Corners Montessori Academy participated in a program that allows students to raise and care for salmon in the classroom and release them into the wild. […]

Eaton County Collaborative Stream Monitoring Program Awarded Grant

Olivet, Michigan – Olivet College, in partnership with the Eaton Conservation District (ECD), has received a $16,391 Stream Monitoring Implementation Grant from the Michigan Clean Water Corps (MiCorps). The grant will support the newly established Eaton County Collaborative Stream Monitoring Program. The monitoring program consists of stream sites throughout Eaton County within the Upper Thornapple […]

New Report released, Building Consensus: Securing Protection of Michigan’s Groundwater

FLOW, For Love Of Water has released an important new report, Building Consensus: Securing Protection of Michigan’s Groundwater, and a related story map swelling with interactive information on groundwater. The report summarizes more than a year of proceedings and the resulting recommendations by members of  the Michigan Groundwater Table, a group of key stakeholders we […]