What's New on GLIN The Yellow Jugs Old Drugs Program The Great Lakes Clean Water Organization produced the first-ever documentary focusing on the emerging issue of pharmaceutical compounds in water and what is being done to help. The Yellow Jug Old Drugs program is helping to keep our water clean and keep unused/unwanted drugs out of the wrong hands.
Georgian Bay regains some water Midland Mirror (3/11) In Georgian Bay’s, the water levels are higher than last summer and this is linked in part to the ice cover, but concerns about the future are still unabated.
Federal dredging money heads to U.P. The Mining Journal (3/10) U.S. Senators Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow announced the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will distribute $25 million for Great Lakes navigation projects, including three projects in the Upper Peninsula.
Ice formations having an effect on gulls in area The Herald Star (3/10) It is not unusual for gulls to migrate south in search of food when Lake Erie freezes, especially near shore, but the gulls that have been residing near the Ohio River have been seen in large numbers hanging out in parking lots of stores.
Ice jams Lake Erie fishery St. Thomas Times-Journal (3/10) Five weeks after a church service held each year in Port Stanley, Ont., to bless their nets for a safe and bountiful season, local fishers have yet to get them wet and it could be April before the ice clears to allow Lake Erie fishers out of their winter ports.
Anglers take advantage of thick Lake Superior ice near Duluth Twin Cities (3/9) Hundreds of anglers have ventured out on a foot or so of Lake Superior ice to jig for lake trout in recent days and this is the first time in several years that they have found ice conditions they consider reasonably safe for foot travel.
Great Lakes program cuts proposed Grand Haven Tribune (3/9) After $475 million in its first year, the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative has had an annual budget of roughly $300 million, but the President's Budget for 2015 proposes $275 million.