In case you missed the past week in Great Lakes conservation news:
The Wisconsin DNR has proposed expanding wildlife and natural areas in southeastern Wisconsin, reports the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The proposal would add 3,000 acres to existing state lands.
Oswego County Today reports on a $6.5 million EPA grant to Clarkson University. The grant will fund monitoring for contaminants in the Great Lakes, including PCBs, pesticides, and mercury.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture will provide $5 million to help farmers reduce the runoff of nutrients into Lake Erie, according to the Plain Dealer. The funding provides financial and technical assistance for farmers implementing nutrient management plans and other conservation practices.
MLive reports on a drill scheduled for September to test Enbridge’s ability to respond to an oil spill under the Mackinac Straits. Simulations will include shoreline cleanup, open water oil recovery, and wildlife rehabilitation.