Drain Commissioner On Clean Water Challenges, Opportunities WKAR by Great Lakes Echo
Pat Lindemann has served as the Drain Commissioner of Ingham County for 21 years. He’s a Lansing native who’s spent his entire life in the area. As Drain Commissioner, Lindemann’s responsible for the operation of Ingham County storm drains and related issues including lake levels and soil erosion. Lindemann has earned a reputation as an environmental advocate. That’s put him at odds with developers, entrepreneurs and municipal officials eagerly pursuing business development. Continue Reading →
Mr. Great Lakes (Jeff Kart) reports from Bay City, Michigan’s Delta College Q-90.1 FM. Love Feb 14 2014 – Mr Great Lakes (Jeff Kart) – Delta College Q-90.1 FM by jeffkart
This week, Kart discusses the restoration of two historic rock reefs in the Saginaw Bay, an expansion in the Midwest’s solar energy industry and a small helicopter to help survey wetlands. Text at Mr. Great Lakes Continue Reading →
The Nature Conservancy has a five-year restoration of Erie Marsh now underway. Continue Reading →
Michigan is one of only two states that have the authority to regulate wetlands.
Recently the Environmental Protection Agency held a hearing to determine if Michigan’s environmental standards for wetland management meet federal benchmarks. Continue Reading →
The Great Lakes region gained 13,000 acres of coastal wetlands from 2004-09, due to low lake levels – and experts warn that this gain may obscure much larger, longer-term losses that are likely to continue. Continue Reading →
Ohio officials have built an artificial wetland to help prevent blooms of toxic algae in Grand Lake St. Marys by filtering runoff from a nearby creek. Continue Reading →
Clearing an invasive plant choking Lake St. Clair Metropark yielded impressive dividends: Rare birds and plants have returned. Next up: Diversion and treatment of stormwater that has closed a nearby beach. Continue Reading →
A decade ago, development was proposed for the Detroit River’s Humbug Marsh. Citizens pressured government for protection. And recently the site received international recognition.
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(MI) Muskegon Chronicle – One of the largest federal “stimulus” grants for the Muskegon area is being targeted at its greatest asset — the waterfront. (more…) Continue Reading →
(NY) The New York Times –
Desperate to halt the erosion of Louisiana’s coast, officials there are talking about breaking Mississippi River levees south of New Orleans to restore the nourishing flow of muddy water into the state’s marshes. (more…) Continue Reading →