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Great Lakes Moment

Check out this monthly column by Great Lakes Now contributor John Hartig

Great Lakes Moment: Detroit’s benefits of a national urban park in Windsor
- by John Hartig

Windsor’s proposed Ojibway National Urban Park will not only reap such benefits in its metropolitan area but in the Detroit metropolitan area.

Great Lakes Moment: New video game teaches watershed management
- by John Hartig

Researchers from the University of Windsor and Sheridan College have developed a new video game to train and empower youth to take on the challenge of ecological restoration.

Great Lakes Moment: Rouge River Revived
- by John Hartig

In this Great Lakes Moment, author John Hartig previews one of his new books, this one about the destruction and recovery of the Rouge River in southeast Michigan.

Great Lakes Moment: Chemical contaminant in St. Lawrence River herring gull eggs traced to Detroit River
- by John Hartig

“Although the rate that these contaminants are transported downstream is slow, the cumulative effect over years can cause measurable increases in fish and wildlife downstream.”

Great Lakes Moment: Students help save sturgeon
- by John Hartig

Sturgeon for Tomorrow and a team of U.S. and Canadian fishery biologists have been working together to help reintroduce lake sturgeon in Great Lakes tributaries where they once thrived.

Great Lakes Moment: The imperiled mussels of the Detroit River
- by John Hartig

Researchers see hope still for the Detroit River’s native freshwater mussels and say remediation efforts could be a big opportunity for the endangered mussels.

Great Lakes Moment: Rewilding Metropolitan Detroit
- by John Hartig

Otters, turkey, walleye and more have all made comebacks in the past few decades, thanks to the rewilding efforts of various organizations.

Great Lakes Moment: Similarities between the Don and Rouge rivers, and one big difference
- by John Hartig

In this month’s column, John Hartig discusses the lessons that can be learned from the naturalization of Toronto’s Don River.

River otters return to the Detroit River
- by John Hartig

This special column from John Hartig celebrates that after roughly a century, there’s finally photographic evidence that otters have returned to the Detroit River.

Great Lakes Moment: Historic Great Lakes agreement reaches golden anniversary
- by John Hartig

In this month’s column, John Hartig talks about the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, signed 50 years ago in April, its binational legacy and whether the time passed has led to complacency.

Great Lakes Moment: Detroit River, a magnet for bald eagle photography
- by John Hartig

Mud Island, in the Detroit River and visible from the Detroit shore, has become a hub for wildlife photography.

Great Lakes Moment: Overwintering ducks on the Detroit River create a sense of wonder
- by John Hartig

In this month’s column, John Hartig thinks fondly upon the flocks of canvasbacks duck that spend their winters in the Great Lakes region and provide quite the sight to see on the Detroit River.

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