Michigan’s Livestock Farm Biodigesters Pose a Water Contamination Risk

Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s plan to generate all of Michigan’s energy from renewable sources by 2040 has contributed to the incentivization of the biodigester industry.  Changes in state regulations and tax […]

Little Manistee River Weir Boosts Large Game Fish Populations in the Great Lakes

The Little Manistee River Weir is a salmon and trout harvest and egg-take facility operated by the Michigan DNR Fisheries Division.  The weir is a temporary barrier placed between the […]

Dead Waterfowl Found on Beaches at Sleeping Bear Dunes

Around 300 dead birds were found along the beaches at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Empire, MI this weekend.  Most of the birds were migratory waterfowl including long-tailed ducks, […]

MDHHS, MDARD, EGLE and local health departments provide tips on how to stay safe from Harmful Algal Blooms

Find the Original post Here   Michigan residents living near or visiting bodies of water should be aware of the potential for harmful algal blooms (HABs). The Michigan Departments of Health and […]

EGLE announces $20+ million in recent MI Clean Water grants to help Michigan communities upgrade water infrastructure

Read Original article HERE Lead service line removal in Kingsford, upgraded water treatment facilities in Harrisville and lead service line identification in Decatur are among projects funded by $20,391,921 in […]

Our Water: The Dilemma and Convenience of PFAS

Check out original article from TriCountry Regional Planning Committee Figure 1. Photo of PFAS foam from MPART site. Each year as the weather warms up, individuals and families all across […]

How severe will the harmful algal bloom be in Lake Erie this summer?

Check out the Original article with Cleveland.com CLEVELAND, Ohio – Researchers are predicting a smaller-than-average harmful algal bloom for western Lake Erie this year, thanks largely to a dry spring […]

Wetland in southwest Michigan.

Wetlands regulation stable in Michigan despite Supreme Court ruling changing federal definition

Check out the original article from EGLE A ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court changing the federal definition of protected wetlands will have little to no impact in Michigan, which […]

Understanding summer fish kills: Why dead fish are washing up on Michigan shores

Find the original article from Up north live here: https://upnorthlive.com/news/local/understanding-summer-fish-kills-why-dead-fish-are-washing-up-on-michigan-shores     NORTHERN MICHIGAN (WPBN/WGTU) — As temperatures warm up, we could be seeing more dead fish washing up on […]

Nonprofit makes kits available for waterway cleanups

Check out the original article by EGLE here: https://www.michigan.gov/egle/newsroom/mi-environment/2023/05/17/nonprofit-makes-kits-available-for-waterway-cleanups   Want to clean up a Michigan river and don’t know where to start? Michigan Waterways Stewards (MWS) has your back. The Lansing-based […]