CHICAGO — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released a plan to tackle the most serious threats facing Lake Huron and the St. Marys River. A report made public Friday by EPA’s regional office in Chicago assesses the lake’s ecosystem problems, sets research and monitoring priorities and outlines steps toward improvements. It says Lake Huron is in “fair” condition overall….
St. Mary’s River
Frigid conditions don’t deter eagles, ducks, mink, fox and other wildlife from daily activities under the bridge in Sault Ste Marie.
Bridge construction restores St. Marys River rapids flow, provides boost for fish, anglers, wildlife
(Photo by Tom Pink)SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — Officials are celebrating the conclusion of the Little Rapids Restoration Project, which is boosting water flow on the St. Marys River near Sault Ste. Marie. The project included building a new bridge to replace two deteriorating causeway culverts between Sugar Island and the island ferry dock. It re-established the flow of water…
They’ll be setting survey nets throughout the river during the month of August, hoping to capture a variety of the river’s species to record data on abundance, growth, mortality and size of fish populations.
Ice not completely gone, but enough of it has retreated and broken up to allow careful angler to search for perch while dodging icebergs.