What's New on GLIN State of the Great Lakes 2017 Highlights Report The Governments of Canada and the United States recently released the State of the Great Lakes 2017 Highlights Report. Overall, the Great Lakes are assessed as "Fair and Unchanging." While progress to restore and protect the Great Lakes has been made, including the reduction of toxic chemicals, challenges remain with issues such as invasive species and nutrients.
In the News Live Asian carp discovered just nine miles from Lake Michigan Chicago Tribune (6/23) A live Asian carp has been discovered in a Chicago waterway about nine miles from Lake Michigan — well beyond an electric barrier network designed to prevent the invasive fish that have infested the Mississippi River system from reaching the Great Lakes, officials said Friday.
Paddleboarders complete trek across Lake Huron The Alpena News (6/23) After 28 hours, 100 miles and 73,920 paddleboard strokes, the group Stand Up for the Great Lakes finished its journey across Lake Huron to raise money for Friends of the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary.
St. Lawrence River designated as historic site CTV-TV - Montreal, QC (6/22) Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard designated the St. Lawrence River as an historic site, but the designation doesn't give the river any special protection.
Boaters, anglers celebrate surging water levels WBAY-TV - Green Bay, WI (6/22) In Wisconsin, the waters of the Bay of Green Bay have risen four feet in four years, allowing anglers to reach areas they haven't in over a decade and also benefiting the shipping industry.
Opponents continue to push for pipeline to close Sarnia Observer (6/22) An oil and gas pipeline that crosses the Straits of Mackinac in northern Michigan on the way to Sarnia, Ontario, has passed pressure tests carried out recently, but opponents still have concerns.
Invasive species gang up on crayfish Traverse City Record-Eagle (6/22) A new study looking into invasive zebra and quagga mussels’ relationship with invasive rusty crayfish illustrates how the harm they cause together can be greater than either of them alone.