For Friday, March 29, 2019
1 – What’s being done to protect and restore Lake Huron?
The Lake Huron Lakewide Action and Management Plan (LAMP) is a binational strategy for protecting and restoring the lake’s water quality.
A 2018 Annual Report highlights accomplishments and progress.
Those include a tree and shrub planting project at a Monitor Township park to keep soil and nutrients out of Saginaw Bay. The work is filtering more than 17,000 gallons of stormwater runoff each year.
The action and management plan, released a year ago, includes 43 actions to help address chemical contaminants, nutrient and bacterial pollution, loss of habitat and native species, the spread of non-native invasive species, and climate change impacts.
The plan was developed by a Lake Huron Partnership, led by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Environment and Climate Change Canada.
2 – Lake Huron regional fisheries workshops are open to the public.
The workshops are happening in April and will focus on current research and information related to the regional status of Great Lakes fisheries.
There will be information for anglers, charter captains, resource professionals and other interested stakeholders.
The workshops are put on by Michigan Sea Grant, in partnership with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and other organizations.
An event is planned for April 16 in Bay City, from 6-9 p.m. in The Canteen Hall at the Bay County Fairgrounds.
More information is online at Michigan Sea Grant website.
– Mr. Great Lakes is heard Friday mornings in Bay City, Michigan, on Delta College Q-90.1 FM NPR. Follow @jeffkart on Twitter #MrGreatLakes