Kitchens New Chair for Environment Committee

In the midst of the holiday season, I was informed of my Assembly committee appointments for the 2019-2020 legislative session, and I couldn’t be more thrilled and eager to continue...

Hydroponics 101 Available at Kress Pavilion

Have you had any interest in this growing farming style? Well here is your chance to learn more. On January 12, 11 am, the Kress Pavilion in Egg Harbor is...

The Cavernous World under the Woods

“This is a chronicle of karst, one of Earth’s most underappreciated ecosystems, so vast and unmapped, many explorers and biologists consider it the next frontier of terrestrial and extraterrestrial discovery.”...

Cargo shipments up during past year on Great Lakes

Cargo shipping on the Great Lakes this past year experienced growth across the waterway system. Overall cargo volumes through the St. Lawrence Seaway from March 29 to November 30 topped...

A Brief Look at the 2019 Door County Reads

The Door County Library announced on Dec. 14 their two selections for the 2019 Door County Reads. Unlike previous years, 2019 features two books; one fiction and one non-fiction. The...

Great Lakes scientist unveils #25DaysofFishmas

On the first day of Fishmas, my true love gave to me, a Mooneye in a southern Great Lake. So began this year’s #25DaysofFishmas, a punny Twitter campaign from Notre...

The Great Lakes make up 84% of North America’s surface fresh water and about 21% of the world’s supply of surface fresh water.

The Great Lakes water system is the largest inland shipping system in the world.

The only Great Lake entirely within the U.S. is Lake Michigan.

Lake Michigan’s shores hold the largest fresh water sand dunes in the world.

The Great Lakes were formed due to glacial movements that caused depressions in the earth that eventually filled with water.

Lake Michigan and Lake Huron are considered one lake hydrologically since they are connected by the Straits of Mackinac.

Although it falls under the category of what we define as a lake, Lake Superior acts more like an inland sea.

There are 9,000-year-old animal-herding structures below Lake Huron.

The Lake Huron shoreline extends 3,827 miles and encompasses 30,000 islands. It is the longest shoreline of the Great Lakes.

The water in Lake Erie is recycled every 2.6 years, the shortest of any Great Lake.


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