Crop growers in the Western Lake Erie Basin have a new opportunity to improve nutrient management this winter. Under a new grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, growers can work with their ag retailers and resource specialists with the IPM Institute of North America to develop a plan for their farm to improve profitability and protect water quality.
“Nutrients are key resources required to grow crops,” reports Thomas Green, Ph.D., president of the IPM Institute. “When nutrients are lost from cropland, farmers lose money and water quality can suffer. Ag retailers are in the forefront of developing innovative and effective solutions. This new grant provides us an opportunity to work with farmers and their retailer to identify the best strategies for their farms.”
College Anglers Compete to Win Over $100,000 in Lowrance Prizes
Tulsa, Okla. – Lowrance, a world-leading brand in marine electronics since 1957
and GPS navigational systems since 1992 — announced today its new Insight
Genesis™ College Cup 2014 competition. Kicking off January 1 and running through
December 31, 2014, college anglers registered with the Bassmaster Collegiate
Series or FLW College Fishing are eligible to participate in the College Cup and will
receive a free subscription to Insight Genesis for 2014 — the revolutionary personal
Participants who upload the most acres of sonar log recordings to Insight Genesis
from a compatible* Lowrance chartplotter can win up to $1,000 in prizes per month
and $16,000 annually for team awards. In addition, an HDS-12, HDS-9 and HDS-
7 Gen2 Touch will be awarded to 1st 2nd and 3rd place place individual monthly winners,
ARCADIA – Coastal marshes are among the most productive of all the world’s ecosystems – as productive as tropical rainforest when it comes to biomass per acre –and healthy coastal marshes are crucial to the health of the Great Lakes.
With only about 15 or so Great Lakes coastal marshes remaining along the shoreline of the Lower Peninsula’s Lake Michigan coast, the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy’s (GTRLC) Arcadia Marsh restoration project has been good news for the more than 150 species of birds (including 17 species on the state Endangered, Threatened or Species of Special Concern List) that depend upon it, for the many fish and aquatic organisms for which it is an important spawning, nursery and year-round habitat site, and for area residents and visitors.
MICHIGAN CITY | City officials have taken a significant step toward opening what's viewed as sort of a dead end between the downtown and lakefront in an effort to continue revitalization efforts in the area.
Mayor Ron Meer said the city's Redevelopment Commission has acquired the building along U.S. 12 now occupied by The News-Dispatch.
The plan is to demolish The News-Dispatch facility in the spring and the police station behind it once the new police station on Michigan Boulevard opens possibly in 2016.
Weekly Fish Ohio Fishing Report!
Regulations to Remember: The daily bag limit for walleye on Ohio waters of Lake Erie is six fish per angler; minimum size limit is 15 inches. … The daily bag limit for yellow perch is 30 fish per angler on all Ohio waters of Lake Erie. … The trout and salmon daily bag limit is 2 fish with a minimum size limit of 12 inches. … The black bass (largemouth and smallmouth bass) daily bag limit is five fish per angler with a 14-inch minimum size limit.
Better rules for sustainable fish farms could provide the state with a $1 billion a year industry, according to the Michigan Sea Grant, a coastal conservation research group.
The fish farms, collectively known as aquaculture, are few so far, but Michigan’s abundant system of inland lakes, Great Lakes and fresh groundwater means there’s large potential for growth, researchers said.
Lake Superior is warming up.
Scientists say the largest of the Great Lakes is heating up faster than any other lake on Earth.
What's behind the warming? And could this be good news for those who enjoy Great Lakes fishing?
Genetic evidence of Eurasian ruffe, an invasive species in the perch family, has been found for the first time in southern Lake Michigan, a conservation group said Tuesday.
The Nature Conservancy said a team of researchers from the University of Notre Dame, Central Michigan University and its own organization found evidence of DNA of Eurasian ruffe in Calumet Harbor, south of Chicago.
Two positive samples from the harbor were collected on July 8. The harbor is at the mouth of the Chicago-area waterway system. Environmental DNA is a surveillance tool that can be used to monitor the genetic presence of aquatic species.
Michigan environmental officials are drafting a settlement with Canadian pipeline operator Enbridge Inc. over a series of violations of the state's water laws that occurred earlier this year.
The settlement would keep Enbridge out of court while requiring the company to beef up its environmental practices when testing the new pipeline it is building to replace Line 6B, which ruptured in 2010.
The Buffalo River Restoration Partnership, a unique public-private-non-profit partnership, including U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper and Honeywell is moving forward with plans to address a number of environmental problems affecting the Buffalo River.
FORT WAYNE – Construction on a multimillion-dollar project to physically separate the Great Lakes and Mississippi watersheds in Eagle Marsh could begin next summer.
The Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study Newsletter says federal officials have been doing extensive computer modeling of the complicated water flows in the area and found that their proposed solution should not cause further flooding.
Fort Wayne sits along a continental divide, which led to its nickname as the Summit City: The eastern half of Eagle Marsh, on the city’s southwest side, drains into the Great Lakes by way of Junk Ditch, the St. Marys River and the Maumee River. The western half of the marsh drains into the Mississippi River by way of the Graham-McCulloch Ditch, the Little River, the Wabash River and the Ohio River.
When Michigan’s firearm deer season opened last month and thousands of hunters took to the fields with their rifles and shotguns, Will Schultz went out with a different quarry in mind. The Grand Rapids sportsman planned to spend the day hunting instead for Michigan’s largest predator fish: muskellunge.
“It’s been a tradition for a long time,” said Schultz, the founder and former president of the Michigan Muskie Alliance, a non-profit organization dedicated to the restoration of Michigan’s muskellunge population. “I hunt deer with a bow now, but used to hunt with a gun. It just happened that one year I had no tags left and decided to fish instead.
“I fish for everything. You have to in order to be a good angler, but this is what I spend the majority of my time doing.”