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Team Work Makes the Dream Work, Pt. 4

The peninsula never lacks for activities any time of the year, but it is during the winter months that the summer entertainment is created. Each organization comes together to brainstorm...

Challenge to Foxconn Water Diversion Moves Forward

On May 25, 2018, Midwest Environmental Advocates filed a legal action on behalf of petitioners, Milwaukee Riverkeeper, League of Women Voters of Wisconsin, River Alliance of Wisconsin and Minnesota Center...

Webinar on Algae Blooms

The Alliance for the Great Lakes will be hosting a webinar all about harmful algal blooms. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will release its annual harmful algal bloom forecast...

Team Work Makes the Dream Work, Pt. 3

According to a January 2018 release of a Culligan commercial, “Your whole house drinks.” Daughters, pets, clothes, skin, and pasta all drink water. It is a novel idea that clothes...

Door County Poet Laureate Writes Water Theme Poem

At the Midsummer’s Music opening night gala Bret Bicoy stepped up to say a few words on behalf of Celebrate Water. Door County Poet Laureate, Sharon Auberle, also wrote and...

Happy World Oceans Day!

Happy World Oceans Day! While Door County does not lie on an ocean, the waters in Lake Michigan and the county are impacted by what goes on in those large...

Team Work Makes the Dream Work, Pt. 2

“Alone, we can do so little; together we can do so much.” Helen Keller understood the meaning of teamwork. As Celebrate Water continues to build its team and “make waves”,...

Weekend Roundup – June 8, 2018

As the summer in the county starts to pick up, so are events for Celebrate Water. Those who are participating in the year-long initiative all about protecting and celebrating the...

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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