In an attempt to restore Yellow Perch populations in the Saginaw Bay, the DNR is proposing new fishing regulations.
Ontario Power Generation’s, or OPG’s, proposed nuclear dump has been declared safe enough to construct by a Canadian Joint Review Panel of scientists.
The panel submitted over 400 pages of analysis to the Minister. She now has 4 months to decide whether or not to grant OPG a permit to construct.
The panel recommended numerous plans of action that OPG will need to account for if they want to retain their accepted status.
It’s important to remember OPG is only requesting a permit to build the facility.
They will need to go through another assessment to earn a permit to use it.
Changes are coming to the way Silver Lake Dunes in Oceana county allows in guests. They’re switching to an electronic system which allows people to reserve tickets in advance.
Ron Olson is Chief of the DNR’s Recreation Division. He said the new system will make drastic changes to the traffic flow through Mears.
“Course the big benefit here collectively is to basically revolutionize the way we do this. And so we set up the system as we described to you before where you can basically reserve it similar to a campsite six weeks in advance of the date you would like to come and prevent you from having to wait in a 4 to 5 or 6 mile line, and all that.”
The park is switching up the new system because lines for the park on weekends and holidays would stop traffic for miles through Mears.
Olson said this will be a trial year. The DNR will accept constructive criticism from the public to improve the program in the future.
Michigan announced this week its initial $1 million investment into the new Aquatic Habitat Grant program.
As much as people have complained about the extreme conditions of the winter of 2014, there has been an actual toll on aquatic life.