In case you missed the past week in Great Lakes conservation news:
Experts are predicting another summer of large toxic algal blooms in Lake Erie, reports the Detroit News. According to Toledo News Now, the heavy rains in June could be a significant contributor to this.
The Detroit Free Press reports on legislative efforts in Ohio to reduce the risk of harmful algal blooms developing in Lake Erie. Among the changes are new regulations for when and how farmers may spread fertilizers, and $12 million in aid to help farmers update their agricultural practices to prevent nutrient runoff.
The Land Conservancy of West Michigan is launching a fundraiser to help them purchase and preserve two acres of shoreline dunes along Lake Michigan, according to the Associated Press. The land conservancy plans to include the area in the Barrier Dunes Sanctuary.