What's New on GLIN Michigan state parks stewarship workdays Volunteers are needed for upcoming stewardship workdays in Michigan state parks! Volunteers will cut invasive, non-native shrubs in high-quality wetlands, woodlands and prairies. Finding non-native invasive shrubs is easier this time of year since they generally stay green longer than their native counterparts.
In the News New river reefs built to encourage fish spawning Capital News Service (10/24) Whitefish, lake sturgeon and walleye will soon have a new place to breed. A team from Michigan Sea Grant and its research and industry partners is currently laying rock for a new spawning habitat at Harts Light in the St. Clair River.
The ugly truth about purple loosestrife Chicago Tribune (10/24) Purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) is an invasive plant that is a serious threat to native wet habitats. Stewards of natural areas fight constantly against its spread.
NYPA set to replace two tugboats in its Niagara River fleet Niagara Gazette (10/23) Two new tugboats will join the New York Power Authority fleet to support operations at the Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant. The new boats will replace two of the plantís existing vessels that play an integral role in the winter operations of NYPA.
Students learn about Lake Superior at MTUís Water Festival ABC 10 - Ishpeming, MI (10/23) Over 1,000 students from across the Copper Country made their way to the Great Lakes Research Center on the Michigan Tech campus for the third annual Water Festival. The event is designed to offer students engaging Lake Superior-based content.
Lake Erie's algal bloom fading Sandusky Register (10/23) With Lake Erie's 2014 harmful algal bloom fading away in the lake's cold water, a scientist who studies the blooms is looking back on his forecast for this year. It turned out to be accurate said an algal bloom forecasting expert with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Local explorers discover shipwrecks in Lake Ontario WROC - Rochester, NY (10/23) Modern day explorers are hard to find. Most everything has already been discovered. But, a group of retired men from the Rochester area are proof that there is still plenty to be uncovered.
More bad news for Isle Royale wolves The Times Herald (10/23) Another season at Isle Royale National Park will end in two weeks. As the last boat pulls away to cross Lake Superior, it will leave behind an endangered population of wolves which, for only the second time in more than four decades, has apparently failed to reproduce.
Invasive species conference wraps up in Duluth KDAL - Duluth, MN (10/22) The Upper Midwest Invasive Species Conference wrapped up Wednesday at the DECC in Duluth. The three day conference brought together over 600 people to learn about the latest in managing the multi-billion dollar a year problem of invasive species in North America.
DNR 'fishes' to determine health of waterway The Northwest Indiana Times (10/22) Representatives of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources went fishing in and around the Burns Waterway this week. They didn't use a rod and reel and the bait was just a little unusual.