On January 31, Friends of the Detroit River will host a virtual meeting where the Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Michigan Department of Environment Great Lakes and Energy, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, and the Detroit River Public Advisory Council will give presentations describing project plans for sediment remediation in the Trenton Channel. Read the full story by the News-Herald.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20220121-sediment-cleanup

Theresa Gruninger

The Times Beach Nature Preserve, a 55-acre site on Buffalo, New York’s Outer Harbor that has been battered into disuse by frequent storms in recent years, will be restored thanks to one of the first local outlays from last year’s $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure deal. Read the full story by The Buffalo News.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20220121-times-beach

Theresa Gruninger

Ice cover is ticking up as temperatures cool, and Lake Michigan could see peak coverage close to its long-term average, according to the latest projections from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory. Read the full story by the Chicago Tribune.

 

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20220121-ice

Theresa Gruninger

The Two Harbors City Council has directed the Minnesota Attorney General’s office to review whether Mayor Chris Swanson’s pursuit of an underwater hotel in Lake Superior crossed an ethical or legal line and issue a written opinion on it. Read the full story by the Duluth News Tribune.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20220121-hotel

Theresa Gruninger

Michigan Ice Fest returns to a Lake Superior community in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula this February, welcoming beginners, experienced climbers and spectators alike to learn and celebrate the sport of ice climbing by navigating frozen waterfalls and other ice formations. Read the full story by MLive.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20220119-ice-fest

Samantha Tank

The Department of Energy has extended a federal grant, giving advocates of the Icebreaker wind turbine project proposed for Lake Erie at least another year to find the necessary financing. Read the full story by The Plain Dealer.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20220119-wind-project

Samantha Tank

A former national park ranger visited the River Raisin National Battlefield Park to present an in-depth exploration of the history and relationship between wolves and moose on Isle Royale National Park. Read the full story by The Monroe News.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20220119-isle-royale

Samantha Tank

Heavy storms don’t automatically create a greater risk to drinking water for residents in the Great Lakes region, but increased monitoring and better coordinated health data collection is needed, according to a report released by the International Joint Commission. Read the full story by the Windsor Star.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20220119-drinking-water

Samantha Tank

The Town of Saugeen Shores on the shores of Lake Huron in southwestern Ontario will renew its membership and pay dues to the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities 2022 Initiative, despite misgivings about the value of the program to local taxpayers. Read the full story by the Owen Sound Sun Times.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20220119-membership

Samantha Tank

The shortest route to get a ship from Asia to the U.S. is through America’s West Coast ports. But given the pileup there, some ships are going the long way through eastern Canada into the Great Lakes. Read and hear the full story by National Public Radio.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20220117-cargo

Jill Estrada

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will host a virtual public hearing on Feb. 2 on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement that the department has prepared for the proposed relocation of the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline in Ashland, Bayfield and Iron Counties. Read the full story by The Dunn County News.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20220117-line-5

Jill Estrada

The Beaver River Watershed Initiative (BRWI) is seeking funding to build a fish culvert at the mouth of the Little Beaver Creek in Thornbury, Ontario as part of a series of projects being undertaken to rehabilitate and promote a healthy ecosystem in the river. Read the full story by the Toronto Star.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20220117-fish-culvert

Jill Estrada

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers researchers are working with the Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians and other Native American tribes to help improve wild rice productivity in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Read the full story by Midland Daily News.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20220114-rice

Theresa Gruninger

The ice on Lake Erie, Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River is weak for this time of year, according to the U.S. Coast Guard, and the public is advised not to go onto the ice. Read the full story by WJET-TV – Erie, PA.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20220114-ice

Theresa Gruninger

On any winter day in Cleveland, hundreds and sometimes thousands of gulls can be spotted in the shipping channels. But what brings them all to the area? Dr. Andy Jones, the curator of ornithology at The Cleveland Museum of Natural History, says the gulls are there to eat. Read the full story by WEWS-TV – Cleveland, OH.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20220114-gulls

Theresa Gruninger

Every year, the Corps of Engineers uses the winter period to perform maintenance to keep the Soo Locks operating. This year, the Soo Locks will close to marine traffic beginning 11:59 p.m. Jan. 15 through 12:01 a.m. March 25. Read the full story by WLUC-TV – Negaunee, MI.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20220114-soo-locks

Theresa Gruninger

The North Shore Steelhead Association in co-operation with the City of Thunder Bay, Ontario is proposing the installation of fish counting devices and the making of minor changes to the internal structure of the fishway at Boulevard Lake. Read the full story by the Lake Superior News.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20220112-thunder-bay

Jill Estrada

Dave Dempsey, a senior advisor for the Traverse City-based nonprofit For Love of Water (FLOW), argues that commodifying the water in the Lakes would amount to a massive failure of stewardship. Read the full story by WMUK- Kalamazoo, MI.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20220112-great-lakes

Jill Estrada

In a shoreline outlook statement issued on Monday, the Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority said strong winds out of the south or east could still cause result in flooding and shoreline damage along Lake Erie due to a lack of ice cover. Read the full story by CKXS- Wallaceburg, Ontario.

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https://www.glc.org/dailynews/20220112-flooding

Jill Estrada