Multi-million dollar restoration projects proposed for the Saginaw Bay watershed; paid with settlement money from corporate polluters

Check out the original article by Michigan Radio Written by Lester Graham from Michigan Radio   A new phase of restoration along polluted areas stretching from Midland to Saginaw to […]

MSU Opens New Sea Lamprey Lab

MSU at forefront of sea lamprey eradication efforts Article by – Justin Whitmore Check out the Article where it was originally posted by MSU For more than two decades, Michigan […]

Only 2 of 5 Great Lakes have ‘Good’ Ecosystems

As the Great Lakes state, we put a lot of pride into the 5 Lakes but some of our lakes are struggling to keep their ecosystems healthy and thriving. Lake […]

Just being near water can help boost mental health — even virtually

By Sarah Jacoby Simply being in nature may be one of the best — and most accessible — ways to boost your mental health. And being around water has particular benefits, research […]

EGLE presents educational webinar series on Lake Erie algal blooms

It’s become a frustrating cycle: Each summer since the 1990s, communities in the Western Lake Erie Basin watch and wait to see if another toxic algal bloom will contaminate their […]

SepticSmart Week: Top 10 Ways to Be a Good Septic Owner

Michiganders who rely on septic systems to treat and discharge their sewage don’t need to wait for a state law requiring them to maintain those systems. Their voluntary acts and practices can […]

From Forests to Faucet, Michigan DNR Starts New Clean-Water Initiative

By Hanna Mackay The Detroit News The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has started a Forest to MI Faucet initiative to protect the state’s drinking water by encouraging more sustainable […]

Corps of Engineers schedules Enbridge Line 5 EIS public meetings

DETROIT – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is hosting three public scoping meetings for Enbridge’s Line 5 Pipeline Tunnel project Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) scoping process. The EIS’s 60-day […]

Study finds need for public to see connection between forests and clean drinking water

Red pine forest in West Michigan. Image: Marie Orttenburger By Sydney Bowler Capital News Service While forests are known to enhance the water quality of nearby watersheds, oftentimes people don’t […]

Traverse City native will make first official open water swim of the passage along the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Jake Bright

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – Jake Bright, a trained open water swimmer originally from Traverse City who now lives in New York, will pursue the first official solo swim of the […]