What's New on GLIN Michigan Water Strategy progress The latest Michigan Department of Environmental Quality bulletin features Jon Allan, director of the Michigan Office of the Great Lakes, highlighting progress made in the first six months after the release of the Michigan Water Strategy, a 30-year plan to protect, manage, and enhance Michiganís water resources.
Rising lake level shrinking sandbar Star Beacon (5/26) One of Conneaut, Ohio's most popular recreational areas is disappearing beneath an ever-rising Lake Erie. The Conneaut Harbor sandbar has been shrinking due to rising water levels.
Great Lakes sailing jobs explored as post-high-school alternative MLive (5/26) 70 students from Grand Haven, Muskegon Heights Academy and other area schools attended the Maritime Career Day Wednesday at the Mart Dock in Muskegon, Michigan. The career day gave students a chance to tour several vessels, including two tug boats and a 600-foot-long barge boat.
Bills target GL pipeline standards Associated Press (5/26) Legislation proposed in the U.S. Senate would toughen liability standards for oil pipelines crossing the Great Lakes.
Heavy rain adding to water woes in Wilson WKBW-TV-Buffalo, NY (5/25) People in Wilson New York are already being hurt by the high water levels on Lake Ontario. The Wilson Harbor is now mostly unusable because docks, slips, walkways and electrical equipment are under water.
COMMENTARY: Drowning in manure Michigan Radio (5/25) Activists are calling for the implementation of rules that allow small and medium-size farmers to compete with large and corporate farms.
UIC Expands Rapid Water Testing at Chicago Beaches WTTW-TV-Chicago, IL (5/25) Chicago beachgoers will receive more up-to-date and accurate alerts about the water quality at their favorite lakefront hangouts this summer as part of a breakthrough rapid water-testing program developed at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Draft plan for Lake Erie focuses on phosphorous, algae The Weekly News (5/25) Lake Erieís phosphorous levels and the resulting algae blooms are creating extreme stress and threatening not only drinking water, but also fish populations, coastal recreation and the Canadian economy. The province of Ontario has created the first draft of the Canada-Ontario Lake Erie Action Plan to reduce phosphorous loading into the lake.
A Lake Michigan fish story: Return of the king WOOD-TV-Grand Rapids, MI (5/25) In the harbor towns along Lake Michigan, there havenít been a lot of good fish stories to tell the last couple years due to poor salmon fishing. However, this year salmon fishing strong according to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.