water quality

File photo of the South Haven lighthouse

Environmental Policy Advisor and author Dave Dempsey says a budget is about setting priorities. He says states have to reshuffle priorities if they truly care about the Great Lakes. Dempsey says that’s especially true for Michigan, the Great Lakes state.

"Michigan’s rivers and streams face new threats in the form of two invasive species: a snail never seen here before and an algae that used to be found in small, sporadic concentrations." (Detroit News)

"Fishing in Ottawa County? Watch out for the latest aquatic invader. An invasive species of crayfish has turned up in an Ottawa County lake." (Detroit Free Press)

"State officials are warning boaters they could be bringing dangerous stowaways with them into Michigan’s waterways." (WDET)

"VICKSBURG, MI -- High E. coli levels at Sunset Lake means there a health advisory warning against swimming today. The Kalamazoo County Health and Community Services Department posted signs warning signs at Sunset Lake Park in the village of Vicksburg." (Kalamazoo Gazette)