What's New on GLIN SepticSmart Week Sept. 22-26 is SepticSmart Week! One-quarter of all U.S. homes have septic systems. If you’re not properly maintaining your septic system, you’re not only hurting the environment and groundwater resources, you’re putting your health at risk. Learn more at EPA's SepticSmart website!
North Michigan lighthouse turns 140 years old Petoskey News Review (9/22) The 87-foot Au Sable light tower near Grand Marais was completed in August 1874. The keepers' residences were built in 1909. The lighthouse was manned for 84 years before the Coast Guard automated it.
COMMENTARY: Risk and resilience in the Great Lakes Basin Great Lakes Echo (9/22) Unlike Gulf of Mexico communities and those along the Atlantic coast, communities on the shores of the Great Lakes are unlikely to be devastated by hurricanes or massive oil spills.
However, there are certainly risks here in the basin. There is also plenty of evidence of resilience.
Court asked to stop construction of huge Ontario wind farm The Globe and Mail (9/21)
The first court phase of a legal fight aimed at scuttling what would be one of Ontario’s largest wind-energy developments kicks off Monday with a farm family trying to force an immediate stop to its construction.
Shipyard plans cleanup of Howard’s Pocket Superior Telegram (9/19) With the help of federal funding from the Environmental Protection Agency, Fraser Shipyards is working with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to develop a plan clean up a legacy of contamination.