Milwaukee sewage exec has an “audacious” goal to protect Lake Michigan

Smaller Great Lakes Cities and Cruise Ships: Canada

Earth Day 2019: The Seven Generation River Premiers on the World Channel

Two Lake Erie tributaries draw tens of thousands for springtime fishing




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Media Release: Great Lakes Now introduces a new monthly series
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For Immediate Release CONTACT: Marty Fischhoff 248-305-3729 mfischhoff@dptv.org Detroit Public TV to Debut “Great Lakes Now,” A New Monthly Series for Viewers across the Region  A network of PBS stations…

Milwaukee sewage exec has an “audacious” goal to protect Lake Michigan
- by Gary Wilson

Milwaukee’s Kevin Shafer has an ambitious goal for the agency charged with keeping sewage out of Lake Michigan. He wants zero sewage overflows to the lake by 2035, a goal that has national colleagues and a Milwaukee environmental group questioning if he understands the inevitability of overflows.

Canada: Cruising from Montreal to Georgian Bay
- by Ian Wendrow

The city of Midland used a $250,000 grant from Ontario’s Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport to study and develop a 10-year plan to evaluate making Ontario a major competitor in the Great Lakes cruising industry.

Smaller Great Lakes Cities and Cruise Ships: Canada
- by Ian Wendrow

The province of Ontario has been looking to expand its foothold in the passenger…

Cleveland: Disembarking Downtown
- by Ian Wendrow

A post-cruise guest satisfaction survey conducted by Victory Cruises found Cleveland, Ohio ranked second…

Earth Day 2019: The Seven Generation River Premieres on the World Channel
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The Seven Generation River, a half-hour documentary from Detroit Public Television’s Great Lakes Bureau and Vision Maker Media explores the political, social and environmental issues surrounding our most precious natural resource – water.

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Two Lake Erie tributaries draw tens of thousands for springtime fishing
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Dates come and go, and so do groundhogs and weather reports. However, the true indicator of spring is when thousands of men, women and children suddenly appear, waist-deep in the chilly, often muddy waters of the Sandusky and Maumee rivers.

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Farming and the Future
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While most farmers aren’t happy about the newly-minted ordinance, they’re not overly concerned about it, either. Many of them at the Oak Harbor event were confident in their efforts to keep their operations as environmentally-friendly as possible.

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Documentaries from Great Lakes Now

The Forever Chemicals
Learn more about the PFAS family of chemicals and watch the Great Lakes Now program. Premieres March 28, 2019.


Tapping the Great Lakes title pageTapping the Great Lakes
Water withdrawals remain a controversial issue in the Great Lakes. Learn about two of them in this Great Lakes Now program.


Beneath the Surface - the Line 5 Pipeline in the Great LakesBeneath the Surface: The Line 5 Pipeline in the Great Lakes 
Now an ongoing political issue, the history of Enbridge Line 5 in the Mackinac Straits goes back decades. Watch the Great Lakes Now documentary about the oil-and-gas pipeline.


The Seven Generation RiverThe Seven Generation River 
Visit a Native American community in the Great Lakes region and see how members protect water, using traditional culture along with technology.


The Door Flint Opened: America’s Drinking Water Crisis
When lead leached into the drinking water in this Michigan town, it changed how journalists and authors thought about water issues in their own communities. Hear from them about their work and what impact it had.