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...

Infused Water Recipes for Thanksgiving Dinner

When you are planning what refreshments to serve your family and guests, why not try one of these infused water recipes. They can be an excellent addition to the day,...

Water Saving Tips for Thanksgiving

This is the time of year when we reflect on the last year and what we are thankful for. Celebrate Water is thankful for all the support we have received...

Plastic Pollution Toolkit

Researchers estimate that more than 22 million pounds of plastic pollution enter the Great Lakes every year. Beach cleanups and personal behavior changes alone won’t solve this problem. It’s going to...

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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