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Lake Saint Clair (WWJ Photo/Mike Campbell, File)

Leaders Seek Remedy For Lake St. Clair Muck

The results are in from the most recent tests on the stinky “muck” that collected along the Lake St. Clair shoreline a year ago.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/05/2012

Howell Area Parks and Recreation Authority employee, Josh McManus sets up one of the fake coyotes at Thompson Lake to help keep the Canadian Geese away.  (credit: Debbie Mikula)

Fake Coyotes Cause Scare At Michigan Beach

A Michigan community that’s fed up with geese fouling up a beach is hoping fake coyotes encourage the birds to land elsewhere.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/29/2012

EPA Gives $2.6M To Improve Great Lakes Beaches

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says more than $2.6 million in grants are being awarded to help improve water quality at Great Lakes beaches in Michigan and Wisconsin.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/29/2012

Lake Michigan (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Study Tests Model To Cut Unneeded Beach Closings

A U-M researcher says more than one in five Great Lakes beach closing orders based on bacteria concerns may be unnecessary, and he’s testing that idea this summer.

08/21/2012

(credit: U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station Port Huron, Mich.)

Some Beaches Reopen After Fuel Spill In Lake Huron

The St. Clair County Health Department has re-opened a few beaches along Lake Huron that had been closed as a result of a fuel spill in the Great Lake on Thursday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/20/2012

Lake Erie (istockphoto)

Best Public Access Beaches To Spend the Day Near Detroit

Not the typical beach town, Detroit doesn’t feature many palm trees, surfers or shell-necklace vendors, but you’re never more than six miles from a body of water, 11,000 of which are lakes. The metro Detroit area is no exception. These pleasant public beaches offer more than just sand and water, providing a variety of recreational activities, so keeping the entire family entertained really is a day at the beach.

06/08/2012

Lake Superior

Mich. Senate OKs Dropping Beach Grooming Rules

The measure approved Wednesday would end a five-year permitting program run by the Department of Environmental Quality.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/23/2012

Along the Shores of Lake Huron (Credit: Hillary Barlow)

‘Dr. Beach’ Picks Top 5 Great Lakes Beaches

The beach is wide and sandy, the sun is bright, the temperature is comfy and a gentle breeze ripples the water. Sounds like a perfect day on one of Michigan’s Great Lakes beaches.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/01/2011

Metro_beach

High E-Coli Levels Closes Local Beaches

Metro Beach in Harrison Township, along with Blossom Heath and Memorial Park beaches in St. Clair Shores remain closed after the recent heavy rainfall causes sewer systems to overflow into the local waterways.

06/02/2011

Mich. City Considers Beach Smoking Ban

A Macomb County city is considering a smoking ban at a beach in one of its parks. New Baltimore City Councilman Dave Duffy brought the issue up at a recent meeting, saying too many people were using […]

08/19/2010

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