For Friday, March 22, 2019
1 – Input is being sought on algal blooms from people who work or live in the Saginaw Bay area.
The Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research is conducting a survey to assess the need for a short-term harmful algal bloom forecast for Saginaw Bay.
Blooms can affect drinking water and close public beaches.
The survey results will help determine whether researchers pursue development of an experimental harmful algal bloom tracker for the bay (similar to one used for Lake Erie).
The institute is connected to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and its partners include Central Michigan University.
You can take the survey online.
2 – Conversations & Coffee events taking place this spring will give the public an opportunity to visit with Fisheries Division staff from the state Department of Natural Resources.
The staffers will be available to discuss local issues and management activities, and answer questions.
There also will be information available on local and statewide fishing regulation changes.
A schedule of the events includes an April 9 afternoon webinar for the Bay City area.
An in-person Conversation & Coffee is set for 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, at the Bay City State Park Visitor Center in Bangor Township.
– Mr. Great Lakes is heard Friday mornings in Bay City, Michigan, on Delta College Q-90.1 FM NPR. Follow @jeffkart on Twitter #MrGreatLakes