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Community input sought for cleaned-up lakes, shorelines | Great Lakes Echo

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It’s taken over 30 years and $80 million to restore Muskegon Lake and a few nearby smaller bodies of water.

Decades of pollution and rapid urbanization created ecological problems so severe that the lake was designated a “Great Lakes Area of Concern” by the U.S. and Canada in 1987.

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Michigan dam removal could improve environment, recreation and storm protection | Great Lakes Echo

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The most exciting part about removing a dam in a small Michigan city isn’t the demolition, but what comes after. 

The Huron River Watershed Council recently estimated the 148-year-old dam In Ypsilanti could come down in 2025 or 2026.

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Dams may slow harmful algal blooms in urban lakes, expert says | Great Lakes Echo

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Like clockwork, Michigan’s Ford Lake and its downstream neighbor, Belleville Lake, turn bright green every summer due to harmful algal blooms.

The lakes, located near Ypsilanti in the southeast part of the state, have struggled for decades with phosphorus pollution that spurs algae growth.

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Detroit marathon runners required to have ArriveCAN for 20-minute Windsor stretch

Competitors in the international leg of the Detroit Free Press Marathon will have some extra obstacles to contend with next month: vaccination documents and ArriveCan receipts. Marathon organizers announced Wednesday that in addition to having proof of vaccination against COVID-19, which already has hurt registration numbers, runners also must carry an ArriveCAN receipt to enter […]