On the 50th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act, it is good to reflect on some of its successes here in metropolitan Detroit’s backyard.
For over 100 years, the Detroit River was perceived as a working waterway that supported industry and commerce. As such, its shoreline was progressively hardened with concrete seawalls, steel sheet piling, or broken concrete.
Canada is creating a network of urban parks not only to conserve nature, but to connect people and advance reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.
Southgate, Michigan has created a significant 41-acre nature center adjacent to Southgate Anderson High School.
This new economic impact study estimated the range of impact from elements that make up The Great Lakes Way, including connections to Canada and historical attributes.
The new Grosse Ile Township greenway trail is designed to improve public access to the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge’s Gibraltar Bay Unit.
Michigan has a once-in-a-generation opportunity to remediate these contaminated sediments, but this won’t occur unless non-federal partners can meet funding requirements.
In the Great Lakes basin, less lake ice cover is already having major impacts.
Humbug Marsh is an internationally important wetland because of its ecological impact on the Detroit River corridor and the Great Lakes Basin.
“Volunteers reported 17 bald eagles on the ice, an estimated 20,000 Canvasbacks, about as many Redheads, a smattering of other ducks, and Tundra and Mute swans.”
It can be quite unsettling to hear the unexpected “frahnk frahnk” of a startled great blue heron who just had its fishing expedition disrupted.
Windsor’s proposed Ojibway National Urban Park will not only reap such benefits in its metropolitan area but in the Detroit metropolitan area.
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.