Impacts of Historic Lack of Ice Coverage on the Great Lakes

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, this year’s historic lack of ice coverage could have a big impact on people living in communities around the lake, as well […]

Threats to the Great Lakes

The Great Lakes contain one-fifth of the world’s freshwater, yet they face multiple challenges.  Legislation like the Clean Water Act and the Great Lakes Compact help to protect and manage […]

Conservation Efforts to Protect Lake Sturgeon in the Grand River

Lake sturgeon were once abundant in the Great Lakes, but overharvesting and construction of dams that obstructed access to their spawning grounds led to the fish being designated a threatened […]

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, Ohio – Researchers are predicting a smaller-than-average harmful algal bloom for western Lake Erie this year, thanks largely to a dry spring […]