Great Lakes

United States | Peter Pham as Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa

United States – Secretary Pompeo is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. J. Peter Pham to serve as the United States Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa. Dr. Pham will be responsible for coordinating the implementation of U.S. policy on the cross-border security, political, and economic issues in the Great Lakes … Continue reading United States | Peter Pham as Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa

IOWA | 600-foot no-wake zone placed at Iowa Great Lakes, Silver Lake

IOWA– The Emergency Management Commission in Dickinson County put into place a 600-foot no-wake zone along shore of East & West Lake Okoboji, Upper and Lower Gar, Minnewashta Lake, Silver Lake at Lake Park and Center Lake, effective immediately. The water level on Iowa’s Great Lakes is more than two feet above crest, which is … Continue reading IOWA | 600-foot no-wake zone placed at Iowa Great Lakes, Silver Lake

Canadian Coast Guard prepares for Great Lakes icebreaking operations

MONTREAL, QUEBEC/December 21, 2017 (STL.News) – The Canadian Coast Guard, in partnership with the United States Coast Guard and the Ontario Provincial Police remind all recreational ice users to plan their activities carefully, use caution on the ice and stay away from shipping routes and icebreaking operations throughout the Great Lakes. In Ontario, Coast Guard … Continue reading Canadian Coast Guard prepares for Great Lakes icebreaking operations

Study says grass carp have invaded 3 of the Great Lakes

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP)(STL.News) — Invasive grass carp have reached three of the Great Lakes and pose a significant environmental risk there, but time remains to prevent them from getting out of hand, according to a scientific analysis released Friday. The voracious grass carp is among four Asian carp species threatening to reach the world’s … Continue reading Study says grass carp have invaded 3 of the Great Lakes