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Five Democratic governors of states in the Great Lakes region Monday urged the candidates in next year’s presidential election to support a plan for safeguarding their shared waters by boosting federal spending on treatment plants and environmental cleanups.
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The Lynyrd Skymmr is a 50-foot-long river skimmer that cruises Port Milwaukee‘s waterways several times a week to collect floating debris — dead fish, plastic bottles, branches and other refuse.
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Where Wisconsin and Minnesota share a Lake Superior harbor, a $13.8 million clean-up project at this Area of Concern will launch in 2020, removing lead and other contaminants, some a century old, that persist in the waterway.