Governor Rick Snyder has proclaimed this week to be Aquatic Invasive Species Awareness Week. Aquatic invasive species are water borne, non-native organisms which may wreak havoc on local ecosystems. The Great Lakes Research Laboratory estimates that more than 180 invasive species have been introduced in the Great Lakes since the 1800s and the number will [...]
GOVERNORS AND PREMIERS PROCLAIM JUNE 2-8 “BEACH SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK” Mackinac Island, Michigan—The Great Lakes Governors and the Premiers of Ontario and Québec today proclaimed June 2-8 “Beach Safety Awareness Week.” Dangerous currents and other water hazards pose a significant danger to swimmers, boaters and others enjoying the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River. Lifeguards and [...]
The University of Michigan Water Center is a $9 million Great Lakes research and education center established in October 2012. Its purpose is to support and guide efforts in protection and restoration of freshwater ecosystems. Today, the U-M Water Center has awarded twelve, two-year research grants of up to $50,000 each, totaling nearly $570,000. Emphasis [...]
May 14, 2013, Detroit Public Television and The Nature Conservancy presented a Great Lakes Now Town Hall Event that focused on Beaches and low water levels. This special broadcast will focus on topics important to many Great Lakes residents such a; is it safe to go to a beach on the Great Lakes? Is it healthy? [...]
How do you choose a beach safe for your day at the beach? Well to coin a phrase, there’s an app for that. It’s called myBeachCast. Created by the Great Lakes Commission and Limnotech in Ann Arbor and funded by the Great lakes Restoration Initiative, myBeachCast gives real time beach data for the entire Great [...]
Great Lakes Week 2012
Watch sessions, interviews and feature stories of Great Lakes Week 2012 On Demand. All sessions that were broadcast will be be available by Friday afternoon. Conference sessions and interviews will be available approximately 24 hours after they aired.
Fracking sounds to some like a dirty word, and for good reason: as gas drilling booms across region, hydraulic fracturing poses a staggering array of threats to the Great Lakes and to our health – from toxic wastewater to habitat destruction and climate pollution. Come and get your questions on fracking answered. Learn what states [...]
This is the story of how conservation organizations, the media and key Ohio leaders collaborated on a campaign to improve protections for Lake Erie against a challenging Ohio Legislature and political atmosphere. Hear from Marc Smith from the National Wildlife Federation; Bob Taft a former Ohio Governor; Kristy Meyer from the Ohio Environmental Council; and [...]
Andy Buchsbaum of the National Wildlife Federation and Chris Evan of The Plain Dealer discuss the political side of Great Lakes Week 2012. Andy Buchsbaum & Chris Evans, 2:26.
Dr. Patrick Doran of the Nature Conservancy of Michigan and Gary Wilson of Great Lakes Echo talk with Christy McDonald at what lays ahead in the next year for the Great Lakes.