Today — just in time for the all the holiday cooking and eating that’s about to get underway — we begin a monthly series on Great Lakes Now called “The Foods of the Great Lakes.” We will feature one story each month about the people and companies that celebrate the bounty of the Great Lakes.
Common wisdom would tell you zebra mussels couldn’t live in Lake Superior because it’s an unproductive lake with frigid temperatures. But common wisdom might be wrong this time. When researchers started finding the mollusk nuisance not just surviving but spreading in the lake, they exhaled a collective groan.
The Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge has protected Humbug Marsh in Trenton and Gibraltar, Mich. and designed and developed the adjacent Refuge Gateway as a riverfront gathering place for people and wildlife as part of an effort to promote conservation in the region, revitalize the area, and accelerate the sustainability transition.