EPA Grant Helps Superior Watershed Partnership Prevent Swimming Advisories

MARQUETTE, MICHIGAN – The EPA Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) recently announced the award of a $288,500 grant to the Superior Watershed Partnership (SWP) to implement an innovative large scale green infrastructure project that will protect Lake Superior water quality, help prevent public beach closures and restore Great Lakes coastal wetlands. [Editor’s note – Superior Watershed […]

Will Houston Be A Wakeup Call for Great Lakes Cities?

On September 5th, Detroit Public Television’s Great Lakes Bureau published an article entitled, “Will Houston Be A Wakeup Call for Great Lakes Cities?” The article begins in the following way. “Rail lines closed, flooding caused power outages and a hospital was forced to transfer patients. Stranded motorists were rescued by boats, the Red Cross opened […]

Range of Actions Improve Water Quality and Aesthetics

Harbour Success Story “Aesthetics” is definitely not one of the words that come to mind when talking about cleanup of Thunder Bay Harbour. Many local residents will be aware of “the blob,” an area of creosote contamination cleaned up by 2005. Some people will be aware of a serious problem with mercury contamination in the […]

Debate Headlines Climate Change Conference

Conference Description As noted in the September 1st issue of Infosuperior, Lakehead University will be hosting a Climate Change Forum on September 28th and 29th. Events on day 1 take place in “The Study”, the student coffee house at the university, while Day 2 events take place in the Conference Room of the Bartley Residence. […]

A Glimpse of Trowbridge Light

Many of the lighthouses on Lake Superior see frequent visitors but Trowbridge Light is one where visits are few. Western Lake Superior sailors, kayakers and other boaters pass this lighthouse on almost every extended Lake Superior cruise, almost never going ashore. The light is located high above the steep cliffs that form the island shoreline, […]

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Diversion Decisions: Great Lakes Water Application Process Under Review

Last year, early editions of InfoSuperior’s newsletter closely followed a story about Waukesha, WI, a city which made the first successful bid to divert water outside the Great Lakes basin. The controversial event was highly-publicized and hotly debated. Many residents and officials from the Great Lakes basin feared the decision would set precedent for other […]

Nipigon Bay International Coastal Cleanup

Join Parks Canada staff for the International Coastal Clean-up on Saturday, September 16! Update posted at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 15th: Due to a special weather statement issued by Environment Canada, the event is now rescheduled. It will still run on Saturday, September 16th but from noon to 3 p.m., rather than from 10 […]

Superior Safety

The InfoSuperior Team is committed to bringing you Lake Superior news to the very best of our ability and resources. While developing the September 1st edition of our newsletter, we noticed a disturbing trend in recent headlines: drownings, accidents, and near-fatal experiences. Among the reports: Robert Louis, 59, of Lake Orion, MI, drowns after large wave […]

First Ever Climate Change Forum coming to Lakehead University

To address local climate change issues, and work towards research solutions, Lakehead University is holding its first Climate Change Forum on September 28 & 29, 2017. The forum’s focus will rest on four broad topics: water and Lake Superior, bio-economy, climate modelling, and social impacts. Information will be presented through a variety of programs including […]

North Harbour Tour Brings Fresh Perspectives

On August 2nd, a diverse group of academics and researchers from Lakehead University toured a contaminated area of Thunder Bay harbour commonly referred to as the “North Harbour” area. North Harbour is located near the mouth of the Current River and the former shipyards, adjacent to a paper mill which has been torn down. The […]