Two local lives were lost to drownings in Lake Michigan in 2016, and while 2017 has been safe so far, it’s only a matter of time before another tragedy strikes.
Efforts are ramping up in Washington, D.C., to try and protect the Great Lakes from the threat of Asian carp.
After a spring of beaches littered with dead fish and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources begging anglers and bait shops to be very careful where they catch and use live bait, the shipping industry is in the process of persuading Congress that we should all get used to it.
The Trump administration makes a straightforward case for slashing $427 million in federal spending to heal ailing regional water bodies such as the Great Lakes, Chesapeake Bay and Puget Sound: State and local governments should do the work and foot the bill.
Believe it or not, beach season is right around the corner, and volunteers are getting organized and planning plenty of events for this summer along the Great Lakes to keep our beaches clean.
Industry experts and lawmakers are weighing in on President Donald Trump’s proposed budget cut to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative in the 2018 budget.
A clean and healthy Great Lakes are essential not only to the health of millions of people who live around these massive bodies of fresh water, but also the lifeblood to the economies of the entire region.
Critics include U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland: “I believe the GLRI, which has a history of proven results and strong bipartisan support, should continue to be a national priority.”
There are times that the deal is truly bad, no matter how great the savings. This is the case with the current proposal to cut the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) funding from $300 million to total elimination, according to the proposed budget released Thursday.
A Grand Haven City Councilman is hoping his message regarding the threat of Asian carp resonates with other communities around the Great Lakes — and in Washington, D.C.
WASHINGTON — With reports swirling that President Donald Trump intends sharp cutbacks at the Environmental Protection Agency, the Detroit Free Press has learned that a drastic reduction may be under consideration for Great Lakes restoration efforts, which in the past have received bipartisan support.
U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland is helping lead a bipartisan effort in Congress to protect the Great Lakes from the threat of Asian carp.
So far this year, Lake Michigan’s maximum ice coverage has only reached about 18 percent — down from a high of 21.5 percent in 2016, 44 percent in 2015 and just over 82 percent in 2014.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources on Wednesday announced that so far in 2016, no bighead and silver carp environmental DNA (eDNA) has been found in Michigan waters.
It’s been a tragic summer for families around Lake Michigan whose loved ones drowned in numbers much higher than in recent years.