Governor Rick Snyder has signed the final bill in the state’s 55 (b) billion dollar budget for the coming fiscal year.
A Wisconsin city’s request to divert water from Lake Michigan needs one last vote of approval.
Waukesha, Wisconsin is asking to remove ten million gallons of water a day from Lake Michigan. The groundwater in the city is contaminated with radium. Continue reading
The mayor of Waukesha-Wisconsin made a stop in Lansing today (Mon.) to meet with state environmental officials.
The steamship that ferries cars and passengers between Ludington, Michigan and Manitowoc, Wisconsin has been designated as a National Historic Landmark by the Department of the Interior.
The state plans on purchasing a 1,400 foot stretch of Lake Michigan shoreline adjacent to Petoskey State Park, thanks to a recently awarded federal grant. Continue reading
A conference in Grand Traverse County will highlight Lake Michigan.
The Department of Environmental Quality is hosting more than 300 experts in the fields of climate change, invasive species and beach management. Continue reading
Beaver Island is one of several islands included in the Northern Lake Michigan Islands Management Plan, now available for review. Photo courtesy of Joshua G. Cohen, Michigan Natural Features Inventory
A management plan is being created for seven islands in Lake Michigan. The DNR is asking for public input.
The plan will include ways to work with the islanders, zoning issues and using the island’s resources. Continue reading
Just as experts predicted at the beginning of 2015, Great Lakes water levels are higher than or on-par with their historic averages.
The Great Lakes accomplished a rare feat in November: their water levels increased.
Complex storms are producing some unsettling waves in northern Michigan waters, in which water levels are rising up and down along shorelines.
Lake Superior’s water level is expected to rebound to near or above its historic average this spring, the first time it has done so in 16 years.
The last time Lake Superior hit it’s long-term average was April, 1998.
Police and emergency services have declared a series of ice caves that formed on Lake Michigan unsafe to explore.
Photo courtesy of the City of St. Ignace
The cold temperatures may be keeping some inside, but it’s welcoming to the nearly 200 hockey teams traveling to northern Michigan.