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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

As air and water temperatures warm, New York Sea Grant is reminding people with dogs tht enjoy waterfront areas about the health risk posed by harmful algal blooms or HABs. Freshwater HABs are overgrowths of blue-green algae, known as cyanobacteria, that impact water quality and may produce deadly toxins. David B. MacNeill, a New

tags: Environmental Impact, Kids & Pets

Monday, May 16, 2016

Collaborative Efforts Target Unwanted Invaders Combating invasive species is complex and expensive, but these efforts are exceptionally important in protecting Michigan’s woods, water and outdoor recreation opportunities. Michigan’s Invasive Species Program Annual Report for 2015, just released, provides an overview of

tags: Environmental Impact

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

This video has great information on our great Lake Erie. Provided to us by the Lake Erie Improvement Association.

tags: Environmental Impact, Lake Erie

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Forty-one projects to restore wetland and waterfront habitat, control aquatic invasive species and implement lake and river management plans are receiving nearly $2.4 in fiscal 2016 surface water grants from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Surface water management grants are submitted to DNR each year in February and

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Education, Environmental Impact

Monday, April 25, 2016

In 2015 the Michigan departments of Environmental Quality and Natural Resources confirmed the presence of the invasive New Zealand mudsnail in the Pere Marquette River near Baldwin, which is a popular destination for trout and salmon anglers. New Zealand mudsnails are each only about 1/8 inch long and can be difficult to see.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The Michigan Natural Resources Commission at its April 14 meeting approved fishing regulations that affect bait harvest and use. These regulations went into immediate effect. Fisheries Order 245 establishes regulations that protect the aquatic resources of the state while minimizing the spread of pathogens, such as viral hemorrhagic

tags: Environmental Impact, Fishing

Monday, April 4, 2016

Spring is fast approaching, due to the snow melt and the heavy spring rains, debris will once again be dislodged from the shore line and will float down the Clinton River to Lake St. Clair. The Anchor Bay Yachting Association with the support of the Clinton River Watershed Council, and The Harrison Township Environmental Committee

tags: Environmental Impact, Lake St. Clair

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Ohio Sea Grant, on behalf of The Ohio State University, the University of Toledo and the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE), has released the annual report for the first year of funding for the Harmful Algal Bloom Research Initiative (HABRI), which seeks solutions for harmful algal blooms in Ohio. Following the Toledo water

tags: Environmental Impact

Thursday, March 17, 2016

If you’re like many Great Lakes boaters you may be taking a Spring Break trip headed somewhere south with the boat in tow this time of year. Just because gas is bargain priced so far this year doesn’t mean we don’t want to save a few more dollars at the gas pump by knowing how to squeeze every mile out of a gallon of

tags: Environmental Impact, Trailers

Monday, July 13, 2015

NOAA and its research partners, using an ensemble modeling approach, predict that the 2015 western Lake Erie harmful algal bloom season will be among the most severe in recent years and could become the second most severe behind the record-setting 2011 bloom. The effects of the cyanobacterial blooms include a higher cost for cities

tags: Environmental Impact