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 […]

What is Stream Monitoring?

Are you curious about the health of your local streams and rivers? Did you know that you can help monitor their health? It’s easy and fun! During stream monitoring, a […]

Volunteer Impact: Thirty Years of Bugs and Citizen Science

Huron River Watershed Council (HRWC) is celebrating 30 years of River Roundups, our macroinvertebrate monitoring program! In 1992, a group of pioneering staff and volunteers first stuck their nets into […]

EPA Helps Muskegon Lake Community

Communities that have carried the burden of pollution from industrial sites for decades have an opportunity to thrive when local waterways are finally cleaned up. A new short video series […]