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State approves Belle River watershed plan The Times Herald (8/27) A watershed management plan for the Belle River in southeast Michigan has been approved by the state Department of Environmental Quality. Proposals to improve water quality and preserve rural and agricultural land in the watershed are now eligible for state and federal grants.
EDITORIAL: An unrealistic plan for wastewater overflows Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (8/27) A measure that would ban sewer overflows was introduced in Congress to help protect the Great Lakes. Lawmakers are urged to view this measure with skepticism and instead focus on other needs, such as making sure the federal government adequately funds Great Lakes restoration and cleanup efforts.
Team hopes to boost lake herring population Traverse City Record-Eagle (8/27) A team from the Nature Conservancy, with help from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Central Michigan University, plans to deposit limestone rocks into the water near Elk Rapids to restore fish habitat and boost native fish populations.
Volunteers clean up Grand Traverse County beaches 9&10 News - Cadillac, MI (8/27) Barefoot Wine, The Alliance for the Great Lakes and The Watershed Center Grand Traverse Bay gathered with volunteers for the Barefoot Wine Beach Clean Up in Grand Traverse County, Mich., to remove trash along the beaches.
Amherst Island wind project approved Kingston Whig-Standard (8/24) The Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change announced that a controversial wind energy project for Amherst Island has received approval, with more than two dozen conditions.