Books: “Sustaining Lake Superior”

A new book by Nancy Langston entitled, “Sustaining Lake Superior” is available from Yale University Press and Amazon. Go directly to the book’s website – The book asks how communities can, “help sustain the health of Lake Superior in the face of mining, climate change, forest change, invasive species, and emerging chemicals of concern?” […]

Thunder Bay PAC Meeting – December 6th

The 7 p.m., December 6th meeting of the Public Advisory Committee to the Thunder Bay Remedial Action Plan (RAP), or harbour cleanup plan, will focus on the following items: election of chair (or shared co-chairmanship) review and potential revision of committee Terms of Reference presentation of a draft habitat rehabilitation strategy. Lakehead University Doctoral student […]

Coastal Reporting Tool Displays Storm Damage

Photos Show Coastal Damage The photos are incredible. Especially those from around Marquette, like the one above taken at Lakeshore Boulevard during the stormy week of October 23rd. There are other photos. Some of them show homes, one on the edge of a steep sand embankment, another with Superior lapping at the shore, just a […]

Explore Lake Superior’s Largest Estuary

Access the mapping tool in a new window. Unique Freshwater Ecosystem Estuaries are unique ecosystems where rivers meet lakes, or seas and oceans, commonly with highly productive plant, animal and fish commuities, Estuary water itself can be a mixing zone and often has characteristics setting it apart from both river water, and lake water. As […]

Superior Almost One Foot Above Average

This 39″ video shows the St. Marys River Rapids when the control structure is set to 6 gates open, the current setting. Lake Still Rising in October As of October, Lake Superior was still rising at a time of year when it usually goes down. The lake is now at the second highest November level […]

Lake Superior Annual Report Highlights Progress

A 2017 annual report highlighting efforts aimed at Lake Superior restoration and protection is now accessible at The document provides information about both accomplishments and challenges, including restoration actions, environmental monitoring and outreach. 2017 Annual Report for Lake Superior The annual report is based on the Lake Superior Lakewide Action and Management Plan, or […]

Ontario Offers Grants To $25,000

The Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change has announced its sixth round of Great Lakes Guardian Community funding. Grants of up to $25,000 are available to communities, not-for-profit organizations, M├ętis and First Nations organizations and municipalities. Applications are Due November 10th, 2017.   Projects are evaluated on Direct environmental benefit(s) that supports at […]

Research Shows Healthy Plankton Populations – What Do You Think?

Phytoplankton? Zooplankton? What are they? Why are they so important to aquatic ecosystems? (2’23” video clip) What’s Your Take? Organizations involved in Thunder Bay harbour cleanup would like to know what you think. Here’s a bit of background: Plankton are important microscopic organisms that live suspended in water, forming the base of the food chain. […]

Lake Blasts Marquette, Western Lake Superior

Marquette storm damage is shown in the latter part of the above 2′ clip. Drownings Directly Related to Storm Two people have drowned in Lake Superior near Marquette, Michigan after a severe storm blasted western Lake Superior during the week of October 24th. Most of western Lake Superior on the U.S. side saw at least […]

Interactive Coastal Wetlands Conservation Site

A website for detailed exploration of coastal wetlands conservation in Western Lake Erie, Saginaw Bay, and their connecting river system is now available. The site includes narrative created by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and New College of Florida. PROCEED DIRECTLY TO THE SITE… The site combines geospatial data, biological information and models and is […]