Beth Wanamaker

Representatives of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Niagara County Soil and Water Conservation District will meet with members of the public, albeit virtually, from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday to discuss lifting the longstanding ban on dredging Eighteen Mile Creek. A Beneficial Use Impairment (BUI) previously placed on Eighteen Mile […]

The Coastal Stewardship Coordinator with the Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation says many of their team of Coastal Watchers are reporting the loss of large trees along the Lake Huron shoreline to erosion. Read the full story by the Blackburn Ne…

The Detroit District of the US Army Corps of Engineers is urging those living along the Great Lakes shoreline to prepare for high and possibly record-breaking water levels this spring. Read the full story by the Manistee News Advocate.

Sightings of river otters along western Lake Erie at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge in Ohio and Point Pelee National Park in Leamington, Ontario, and evidence of a return of river otter to Toronto Harbour, raise the prospects that they just might return one day to the Detroit River too.  Read the full story by Great Lakes […]

Our recovery from this pandemic must include a sincere investment in water systems, including assuring access to reliable, affordable water in all households, strengthening underfunded and struggling water utilities, and modernizing the aging pipes, pu…

Thirty five million people get their drinking water from one of the Great Lakes. But with rising temperatures, more rainfall and more nutrients running into the water, conditions become perfect for algae growth.  So, what’s the prognosis for drinking w…

The Lake Erie Committee of the Great Lakes Fishery Commission set its lakewide Total Allowable Catch (TAC) on Thursday for Ohio and the other state and provincial members of the Lake Erie Committee. The walleye TAC is a 20% boost over last year’s 8.5 million fish, which was a 20% increase from the 7.1 million […]

According to the Toledo Lucas County Port Authority, when it comes to the inspection of cargo ships, the crew will now be checked out as well as the cargo. Agencies like the Coast Guard and Customs will be making sure the crew is healthy, and in some cases the crew may not be able to […]