Chicago--When the Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its list of advisory board members “to support implementation of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI)” on March 13,
it contained a glaring omission: BOATERS.
In a letter to the acting EPA administrator, F. Ned Dikmen, Ph.D., president of the Great Lakes Boating Federation (GLBF), the organization that is the voice of the more than 4.2 million registered boaters who use the Great Lakes, said that issuing such a list without boaters “does a real disservice to the millions of people who boat and fish on the Great Lakes.”
Lake Superior dropped two inches in March, a month it usually drops only a half-inch, the International Lake Superior Board of Control announced Tuesday.
The lake now sits 13 inches below the long-term average for April 1 and 3 inches below the level at this time last year.
The board said water supply to the entire Lake Superior basin was down from usual, even though snowfall in some areas was up.
LANSING -- The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will release about 100,000 Atlantic salmon into Lake Huron and two of its tributary streams this spring.
Yearling salmon will be stocked in the St. Marys River, the Au Sable River, Thunder Bay River and Lexington Harbor in southern Lake Huron.
CLAYTON, New York (April 3, 2013) – The Antique Boat Museum seeks qualified US sailing certified instructors for the 2013 summer season (mid-June through mid-August 2013) to help lead the growing sailing program on the Clayton campus.
Responsibilities would include:
• Instruction of Optimist, Sunfish, and Comets
• Work with youth, teens, and adults
• Physically assist students in launching, rigging, and storing boats
• Be a responsible, reliable, enthusiastic presence with good judgment and leadership
• Take responsibility for ensuring a safe, organized, and educational waterfront and fleet
• Perform seamanship skills to include upkeep of boats, equipment, and storage facility
• Ensure preparation, planning, and daily review and documentation of program
• Communicate relevant history of the Thousand Islands Region to students
• Instruct, evaluate, and document improvement in sailing skills
DULUTH, Minn. — Tickets will go on sale Monday for this summer's Tall Ships festival, which can attract about 250,000 people to Lake Superior.
That's how many came to the port city in 2010 to see, board and sail on grand sailing ships that evoke the nation's nautical past in the largest event ever held in northeast Minnesota.
Looking at the results of the Great Lakes Environmental Assessment and Mapping Project might be a little alarming especially for those living around Lake Ontario. Results say that Lake Ontario is under the most environmental stress of all the Great Lakes.
“If you really want to drop the cumulative impact score we’re going to have to look at a whole bunch of different stresses, more than just one. Can we do that? Absolutely and we’re hoping that by looking at maps like this that it’ll suggest areas where yes we need a board-based approach,” said Dr. Gregory Boyer, SUNY-ESF.
COLUMBUS — Large number of fish found along Ashtabula County’s Lake Erie shore most likely succumbed to the area’s fluctuating temperatures, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Wildlife.
Reports are arriving of numerous fish kills along the coast, Jamey Emmert, Division of Wildlife spokeswoman, said Friday. In each case the fish is gizzard shad, a so-called bait fish that is dying in “very, very large numbers,” she said. Such kills among the species aren’t uncommon, Emmert said.
The record-shattering glut of toxic algae that fouled much of Lake Erie in 2011 wasn't a fluke, but a sign of what's likely ahead for the troubled lake, researchers say.
A combination of weather extremes and long-standing farming practices that unwittingly aid algae growth spawned the 2011 mega-bloom, a team of Midwest scientists who spent months examining the phenomenon reported Monday.
After several years of trying, the bald eagles of Cootes Paradise have hatched the first eaglets to grace Lake Ontario in decades.
As far as Royal Botanical Gardens officials can tell, two eaglets were born over the weekend, likely one on Saturday and one on Sunday.
RBG officials had a hunch that eggs had been laid after the birds were seen “squatting” on the nest, which sits roughly 12 metres high, for well over a month.
Lake Erie's walleye, yellow perch still slumping, but Ohio daily bag limits remain the same for 2013
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. -- The Lake Erie walleye and yellow perch populations continue to decline, but the Lake Erie Committee of the Great Lakes Fishery Commission decided at its annual meeting here on Thursday that there were enough of Ohio's favorite fish to maintain the same bag limits of a year ago.
Great Lakes researchers are using new DNA techniques to track down and control the spread of invasive species.
The techniques are sort of like what you see on all those CSI television dramas where scientists analyze DNA left at the crime scene and use it to prosecute the culprits.
Well, not quite. Fiction is faster, the scientists say.
“What it does though, is it makes you jealous of how they’re able to solve crimes in an hour, because it doesn’t happen that way,” said Christopher Jerde, a professor at the Notre Dame, which is creating a basin-wide surveillance program. “That would be nice.”