A proposed oil shipping terminal on Lake Superior has been put on hold. The terminal would have shipped crude from the Bakken oil fields in North Dakota via the port of Superior, Wisconsin. Read more in a Minnestoa Public Radio article…
Rossport – We grow up hearing about this massive lake’s “gales of November,” made famous in song by Gordon Lightfoot. But I arrive on a cool August day, zip out of the harbour at tiny pretty Rossport and find this supposedly fierce and fateful lake to be as tame as a turtle. Read more in an article from the Toronto Star…
- Present update to PAC regarding Nipigon stormwater management scoping study; seek related input from PAC.
- Present to PAC most current information with regard to status of dynamics of benthic populations; seek related input from PAC.
Take a tour of the Thunder Bay Generating Station on September 29th between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 4 p.m. A free shuttle bus from the Intercity Mall bus shelter will depart for the generating station every half hour starting at 10:30 a.m. Please wear flat, closed-toe footwear for the tour. Ontario Power Generation will also offer historic videos, displays and models, activities for children and food and entertainment.
Under the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, the governments of Canada and the United States are obligated to protect the physical, biological and chemical integrity of the waters of the Great Lakes. The Lakewide Action and Management Plan (LAMP) is the binational mechanism to establish shared goals, identify threats, take coordinated action and monitor results. READ THE ANNUAL REPORT…
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Canadian Geographic magazine, utilizing research completed by a group of about 20 American and Canadian researchers and environmentalists led by David Allen, a professor at the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment, has put together an excellent set of maps illustrating the cumulative impacts of human activity across the Great Lakes. The maps include items ranging from PCBs in sediment through impacts of dams on tributaries, reduced ice cover and nutrients like phosphorous.
Read about the maps in an online Canadian Geographic article. Click on the map in the article to view the maps.
Click on the above photo or click here to view a complete set of photos from before starting the project and right through to North Shore Steelhead Association George Creek Habitat Rehabilitation Project completion. George Creek is a small creek flowing into the Current River at Centennial Park in Thunder Bay, Ontario. The project was carried out in August, 2013. It is anticipated that over 150m2 of previously altered and unproductive habitat will be restored through the construction and implementation of a natural channel design. This will include the creation of a number of pools and riffles and habitat features to improve nursery areas that were previously destroyed. Click here for a complete project description and rationale, including project partners.
Funding for this project has been secured from the Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund, The Great Lakes Sustainability Fund, Canada-Ontario Agreement Respecting the Great Lakes Basin Ecosystem, the Land Stewardship and Habitat Restoration Fund, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, and by the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunter Zone B chapter (Thunder Bay District), Hydro One, the Thunder Bay District Stewardship Council and North Shore Steelhead Association.
(Considerable stream rehab experience and expertise is being developed in the Thunder Bay/Nipigon Bay area. Click here for July, 2013 pictures of the Kama Creek rehab project on Nipigon Bay. A primary objective of the project was to restore fish passage under the railway crossing the creek, which formerly had a raised, impassable culvert. Fish have now been observed passing upstream from the railway.)