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The Science of Saving the Streams and Shores of the Great Lakes

The Science of Saving the Streams and Shores of the Great Lakes
July 10, 2018 Mary Ellen Geist
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Monitoring change in the waters of Michigan’s Leelanau County

Invasive species. Pollution. Microplastics. Phosporous. Climate change. Urban development. Every day, the waters of the Great Lakes seem to be facing new challenges. In Northwest Lower Michigan, massive monitoring using high-tech devices and a wealth of volunteers is aimed at helping lakes and streams across the Great Lakes survive.

Producer Joe VanderMuelen at Nature CHANGE based in Northern Michigan interviewed Freshwater ecologist and limnologist, Dr. Tim Keilty, Leelanau Conservancy’s Conservation Easement Program Manager Yarrow Wolfe Brown and others to find out more about the ways scientists monitor and survey the waters of the Great Lakes.

Nature CHANGE is a cooperative venture that urges education and conversation about sustainable management of natural resources. Its aim is to build conservation literacy among citizens and local officials. The majority of the groups focus is in Northwest Lower Michigan.

Featured Image: Glen Lake looking North, Photo by John Newcomb via Wikimedia cc 3.0

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