Dredging at the Munger Landing in Duluth, MN is complete, and restoration is underway. The project is part of the St. Louis River Area of Concern effort to remediate contaminated sediment and restore degraded habitat.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced $367,694 in funding for four projects in the inaugural indigenous communities priority under the Great Lakes Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) program.
EPA Great Lakes National Program Office scientists Megan O’Brien and Matt Pawlowski were interviewed by reporter Susan Bence for WUWM’s podcast “Lake Effect.” In the interview, O’Brien and Pawlowski give Bence a tour of EPA’s Research Vessel Lake Guardian, explain how various sampling equipment is deployed, and discuss the different types of data collected while the GLNPO Summer Water Quality Survey is underway.
After extensive sediment remediation work, which reduced sediment toxicity to levels that are no longer harmful to bottom-dwelling invertebrates in the river, the Degradation of Benthos BUI has been removed at the Buffalo River AOC.
A father-and-son farming team in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin are demonstrating what conservation practices and welcoming vital pollinators can do for soil health and crop yields.