Your Lake & You

March 20th 2013

New bridge unleashes a trout stream in Michigan

A new bridge over the Black River in northeast Michigan has reconnected the upper 18 miles of the trout stream to Lake Huron. The $350,000 project replaced two culverts that disrupted the river’s natural flow and blocked fish passage. The … Continue reading

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January 29th 2013

New park protects natural stretch of Lake Erie coastline

A $1.6 million grant from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative helped establish the Lake Erie Bluffs Park, a 139-acre park on the shores of Lake Erie in northeast Ohio. The  park permanently protects a stretch of scenic Lake Erie shoreline, … Continue reading

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January 22nd 2013

Sheboygan River cleanup nearly complete

A $62 million dredging project that removed 400,000 cubic yards of contaminated sediment in Wisconsin’s Sheboygan River marked one of the final phases of a 30-year effort to clean up the river and make it a recreational asset. The Great … Continue reading

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December 18th 2012

New pump gives new life to large coastal wetland

The replacement of a failed pump structure at the Nayanquing Point State Wildlife Area in eastern Michigan is helping to restore some of the state’s coastal wetlands. Michigan has more Great Lakes coastline than any other state, but has lost … Continue reading

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July 16th 2012

National Park Service teams with scientists to develop ballast water treatment system for Isle Royale Ferry

The ferry that transports visitors to Isle Royale National Park in Lake Superior no longer poses a threat of transporting invasive species between the pristine island and its mainland port in Michigan. That’s because the National Park Service has installed … Continue reading

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