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.
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.
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.
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.
The measure approved Wednesday would end a five-year permitting program run by the Department of Environmental Quality.
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.
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.
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 […]
Garbage washing up on Lake Michigan beaches has some in western Michigan wondering if it’s a return to the summer of 2008, when Wisconsin trash rolled in.
Authorities have continued efforts to recover the bodies of four people missing since a small plane plunged into Lake Michigan while flying a cancer patient to the Mayo Clinic.