For the second time ever, a group of local birders participated in a purple martin banding operation Tuesday afternoon on Grand Haven’s north shore.
With beach season in full swing, between school years ending and outdoor temperatures rising, more people may be visiting the shores of Lake Michigan.
DETROIT — A judge shut down an energy pipeline in Michigan's Great Lakes on Thursday, granting a request from the state after the owner reported problems with a support piece far below the surface.
MACKINAW CITY (AP) — Michigan's attorney general on Monday asked a judge to shut down a pipeline in the Great Lakes after an energy company discovered that an anchor support had shifted deep below the surface.
MUSKEGON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced membership of the Great Lakes Advisory Board (GLAB), an EPA federal advisory committee, at Grand Valley State University’s Annis Water Resource Institute.
Northwest Ottawa County was the area hardest hit by recent heavy rains and flooding, according to Ottawa County Emergency Services Director Nick Bonstell.
Spring is a good time to pick up a new birding hobby now that the migration is in full swing and some people still have that extra time on their hands, says Kristin Hintz, Ottawa County Parks Interpretive and Information Services coordinator.
TRAVERSE CITY (AP) — Lake Michigan and Lake Huron have broken water records as predicted, and the levels are expected to rise further in the coming months.
CHICAGO — Two months after President Donald Trump took office, U.S. Steel dumped a plume of cancer-causing metal into a Lake Michigan tributary 20 miles away from a Chicago drinking water intake.
Former Grand Haven resident Jared VanOordt said that it was disappointing not to be able to hold Four the Water’s premiere of its documentary, “Our Water,” on Earth Day, but the captive audience at home because of the Stay Home orders has caused a big uptick in views during a 24-hour free vi…
Every April, the National Park Service reminds us about the beauty and value of America’s national parks. With most parks in the West and elsewhere closed to visitors, what’s there to celebrate during this year’s National Park Week?
Water levels have been on a dramatic rise in the Great Lakes, and the waters of Lake Michigan are hitting some of the highest marks recorded. Last week, Lake Michigan levels were over 4 feet higher than in 1985, and in March, the water breached the highest point in recorded history, accordin…
Additional funds provided by Congress for Great Lakes environmental improvements will be used to hasten cleanups of highly toxic sites and step up work on other longstanding forms of pollution, federal officials said Thursday.
Two different crises are beginning to collide: the continuing coronavirus pandemic and record-high water levels expected to cause even worse flooding, shoreline erosion, road and infrastructure damage than occurred last spring.
The Earth Day Lakeshore Committee announced Wednesday that, due to an “abundance of caution,” the 14th annual Earth Day Celebration planned for April 18 at the Grand Haven Community Center has been canceled.
Community volunteers got a short lesson in building flood-control barriers during a workshop Wednesday evening at the Grand Haven Department of Public Safety.
A necrospy (animal autopsy) conducted on a dead bald eagle found near Grand Isle Marina in Grand Haven last month has determined that the bird died from electrocution.
MUSKEGON — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is investigating the death of a second bald eagle in the Grand Haven/Muskegon area within a week.
Nick Bonstell is a big proponent of being proactive. He is Ottawa County’s emergency manager, so part of his job is to help communities prepare for what could happen.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s governor has told state agencies to calculate the damage along the Lake Michigan shoreline that’s been caused by high water ahead of possibly seeking federal assistance.
SPRING LAKE TWP. — Two bald eagles were swooping in a manner different than what Diane Valk was used to seeing, but the Spring Lake resident thought there was a small animal on the ice that was attracting their attention Sunday morning.
During a local legislative update meeting Friday morning, Sen. Roger Victory, R-Hudsonville, shared the story of a recent meeting with a Lakeshore property owner.
Barb Rowe said it’s time for people to take the PFAS threat seriously and become as informed as possible on the chemical compound’s potential effects.
Grand Haven city staff have been working since last spring and summer to deal with high levels of water causing flooding, erosion and more, and they are not alone.
Two Grand Haven Township property owners will be able to go ahead with a Lake Michigan erosion control project after an Ottawa County judge ruled in their favor.
TRAVERSE CITY — Road damage from the overflowing Great Lakes and inland waterways may carry a whopping price tag for Michigan, with initial cost estimates for repairs and upgrades as high as $100 million, officials said Monday.
The last of the coal pile at the Board of Light & Power’s J.B. Sims plant on Harbor Island will be used within the coming days, leaving some Grand Havenites wondering where the heat used for keeping downtown streets and sidewalks clear of snow and ice will come from over the next few years.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act this week, completing the first step in ensuring that funding for the Great Lakes extends beyond fiscal year 2021.
After the high water levels of the past year, the Grand Haven Department of Public Works staff has been working to take care of the many issues that arose, which now includes two impacted areas of the city.
DETROIT — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Detroit District announced Thursday that water levels were higher on all Great Lakes last month than they were in January 2019, and are expected to continue that trend into the spring and summer.
State Rep. Jim Lilly, R-Park Township, introduced a plan to provide support for families affected by high water levels near state waterways earlier this week.
The two largest city-owned Chinook Pier buildings – which have housed shops like Temptations, Barefoot Dave’s, Surf Shop and more – will be taken down; while the smaller building, home to Dairy Creme and Nautical Knots, will be remediated for continued use.
WEST OLIVE (AP) — A group of West Michigan homeowners are fighting a seawall that could prevent two houses from tumbling into Lake Michigan.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow, both Michigan Democrats and co-chairpersons of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, led an effort to urge the Trump administration to allocate at least $320 million for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative in the fiscal year 2021 presid…
Representatives from Lakeshore municipalities attended a meeting in Lansing last week to discuss the ongoing high water levels and erosion issues.