Work on two riverside renovation projects in the city of Midland will begin this spring. The projects were approved Monday by the city council.
The dam was slowly releasing water so it could undergo maintenance.
A public comment period on two 98 year old oil pipelines under the St. Clair river closes Thursday. [4/14]
Although the farm has been approved by the Department of Environmental Quality, the anglers are still worried it poses a threat to the river.
Plains All American Pipelines is attempting to get permission from the government to push crude oil through the lines.
The Environmental Protection Agency says by the end of 2016, it will be halfway done with cleanup of the Tittabawassee river.
Mary Logan is a spokeswoman for the EPA.
She said the cleanup is running ahead of schedule.
Asian carp were found within 80 miles of the Great Lakes, roughly 60 miles closer than they were at the beginning of this year.
Two juvenile Silver Carp, a type of Asian carp, were found in the Illinois River. The fish have been steadily making their way north over the last several years. Continue reading
Last nights Saginaw Community Action Group meeting with the EPA went well according to Dave Sommers, the President of the group. Community members gave their recommendations for cleanup of the next segment of the Tittabawassee River.
In short, they encouraged the EPA to keep doing what it’s doing.
Just over twenty million fish were taken from nurseries and strategically placed in streams and lakes across the state. Continue reading
After more than 20 years, restoration work on the St. Mary’s River in the Eastern Upper Peninsula is nearly complete
Scientists from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality plan to remove a blockage from the river which they say will help restore roughly seventy (70) acres of prime sport fishing area.
Tuesday night the EPA will give an update on cleanup work along the Tittabawassee River. It’s part of the at the bi-monthly Community Advisory Group meeting’s.
The current portion of the cleanup is focused on the floodplain of the river. It requires certain areas of soil to be removed and replaced.
The public is invited to the meeting and the local community group is looking to recruit new members.
The meeting is scheduled for the Tittabawassee Township Memorial Park Building in Freeland and begins at 6 PM.
Earlier this year the EPA estimated the entire cleanup would be completed in 2018.
The St. Louis school district has sent out letters of warning to parents after preliminary testing of the high school practice football field returned a positive result for DDT contamination.
Edward Lorenz is the legal committee chairperson for the Community Action Group in St. Louis.
He says the EPA found significantly high levels of DDT.
“Where they have found contamination is on the practice field. They found DDT at 40 parts per million. So now they’re gonna do a more comprehensive sampling of the whole field and see if something has to be done.”
The amount of DDT found is 8 times higher than the allowable limit set by the EPA.
The contamination likely came from flooding of the field by the Pine River, which was originally contaminated by the Velsicol chemical company decades ago due to their chemical dumping practices.
More comprehensive testing of the practice field and the main playing field are expected in mid-December, weather permitting.
Contributions are coming in to remove a “high hazard” dam from the Flint River.
The Hamilton Dam project recently picked up a $50,000 grant from the Saginaw Bay Watershed Initiative Network.
The Flint Watershed Coalition will use the grant to help demolish the dam, and construct a series of rock rapids that will take its place.
Following a meeting Thursday evening, a series of oil and gas leases along the Au Sable River have been approved as non development leases
That lease does not allow the use of surface ground for oil and gas exploration or development.