How the growing popularity of the Detroit Riverwalk is benefiting the community
The new and improved riverfront of Downtown Detroit’s recent increase in patronage has benefited the community in more ways than one. Socially and economically, the Riverwalk proves to be really beneficial to the city.
Project to transform 22-acre park along Detroit Riverfront breaks ground
The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Centennial Park, which is 22 acres, will be transformed into an attractive public space with reconstruction that will work towards the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy’s goal of revitalizing the riverfront.
First river otter sighting in Detroit River in 100 years indicates improved environment
DETROIT – The first recorded sighting of a river otter in the Detroit River in more than 100 years is an indicator that the watershed environment is improving, officials said. The North American river otter was common in southeast Michigan until the arrival of European fur traders. The species was extirpated from the Detroit River in the early 1900s, Gearld P. Wykes, a historian from the Monroe County Museum System, told Great Lakes Now. This file photo shows a North American river otter at Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuge. A river otter was recently spotted in the Detroit River for the first time in more than 100 years, indicating that the river's environment is improving.U.S.mlive.com
1 dead, 2 stable after being pulled from Michigan river
DETROIT – A woman is dead, and two other people are in stable condition after being pulled from the Detroit River early Friday, March 18, WXYZ Detroit reports. Around 3:45 a.m., first responders were called to the scene near Alfred Brush Ford Park in Jefferson-Chalmers Business District, the report said. Information identifying the victims has not been released. The Detroit Police Department, Detroit Fire Department, and the Department of Medical Services responded to the incident, the report said. READ MORE:Member of Greta Van Fleet taken to hospital: ‘Last 24 hours have been arduous’Here’s where your budget will feel the Fed’s interest rate hikesMarch Madness: Watch cheerleader reach stuck ball atop backboard after players failmlive.com
Gusty winds of up to 60 mph could cause power outages early Sunday
Wind gusts of up to 60 mph could sweep through the central and southern Lower Peninsula Sunday morning, March 6. The worst of it is expected between 1 a.m. and 11 a.m. with peak hours of 4 a.m. to 9 a.m. Gusts of 45 mph are expected, but could be as much as 60 mph. The wind is expected to bring down tree limbs, which is likely to cause scattered power outages. This gusty period could also include a passing rain shower or thunderstorm – but some areas will experience the wind without rain or storm. Wind gusts are expected to diminish to less than 30 mph around sunset on Sunday.mlive.com
Michigan firefighter rescues labradoodle from drifting ice chunk in Detroit River
WYANDOTTE, MI – Police officers and firefighters teamed up for a “pretty sweet” rescue when a labradoodle jumped into the Detroit River on Monday, Feb. 28. A labradoodle had gotten away from its owner while out for a walk and jumped into the partially frozen Detroit River. The freezing dog managed to climb onto an ice chunk that was drifting downriver. First responders were able to navigate the ice chunk close to the riverbank. A firefighter then stood on a slippery, partially submerged ladder while his colleagues held onto him with a safety rope.mlive.com
On first mission to Great Lakes, NOAA ship will sonar map Lake Erie
The mission marks the Jefferson’s first visit to the Great Lakes, and the first visit from a NOAA survey ship since Lake Huron was mapped off Alpena in the early 1990s. The 2022 mission is part of a stepped-up effort to map the Great Lakes in recent years and will also involve surveying parts of the Detroit River and Lake Michigan off Wisconsin. In Pennsylvania, the ship will survey around Presque Isle State Park, a sandy spit peninsula that juts into the lake and creates Presque Isle Bay in Erie. The ship will remain in Lake Erie; although parts of this year’s mission involve mapping Lake Michigan off the Wisconsin Shipwreck Coast, a 962-sqaure mile area that was designated as NOAA’s newest National Marine Sanctuary in 2021. “We’re getting back into surveying up in the Great Lakes,” said Thomas Loeper, Great Lakes navigation manager for NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey.mlive.com
Public hearing scheduled for Gordie Howe Bridge emissions permit
The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) is taking public comment on the bridge authority’s permit application until March 14 and has scheduled a virtual public hearing on the application for March 1 at 6 p.m. According to the application, natural gas and diesel generators would be installed at the U.S. Five natural gas boilers and one natural gas backup furnace would provide building heat. Other smaller emission sources would include natural gas emergency generators, boilers, radiant heaters, hot water heaters; and one diesel emergency fire pump engine. A map in the Bridging North America emissions permit application with Michigan EGLE shows the location of the bridge path and U.S.mlive.com
Michigan man dead after crashing vehicle into statue on Belle Isle
DETROIT – A man died after crashing a vehicle into a statue on Belle Isle. WDIV-TV in Detroit reports that DNR conservation officers saw the man driving without headlights at a high rate of speed on the 982-acre island in the Detroit Rivermlive.com
Violation issued for landowner in seawall collapse along Detroit River, 2 years after similar incident
Landowners are under fire once again after part of a seawall collapsed along the Detroit River last month, spilling contaminated soil into the water exactly two years after a nearly-identical incident occurred at the same site.
Detroit Grand Prix moving from Belle Isle to downtown in 2023
The Detroit City Council granted its approval for the Detroit Grand Prix to move from Belle Isle to the Detroit River waterfront, a move proposed by Bud Denker, president of Penske Corporation, in September. The race will return to Belle Isle June 3-5, 2022, before moving to downtown Detroit in 2023. “We are so excited to begin a new era of the Grand Prix beginning in 2023,” a statement reads. “Ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to experience the energy of our street festival in downtown Detroit. In the coming weeks we look forward to sharing our vision for the future of the Grand Prix in the Motor City.”mlive.com
Marijuana seizures at the Michigan-Canada border are booming. Here’s why.
Conversely, marijuana seizures at the southern border, marijuana’s traditional route into the U.S., has experienced a steep decline. In Detroit, the size of the marijuana shipments are growing, while the frequency of seizures are on the decline. “She was basically using her position as a nurse and telling everyone, ‘Oh, I’m on my way to work,’ when she was actually smuggling marijuana,” Stentz said. “When marijuana became legal in Canada ... it took about 18 months before we started seeing large commercial loads come through the border,” Stentz said. “What’s interesting: 15 to 20 years ago, a large marijuana load from the border would have been 45 to 50 keys (kilograms).mlive.com
Detroit strengthens riverfront rules after 2019 dock collapse
The Detroit City Council voted unanimously to adopt the new rules on Tuesday, Sept. 28. Castañeda-López called the new Detroit River Protection Ordinance vote a “step forward in rectifying Detroit’s environmental justice inequities” in a statement. The Detroit River Protection ordinance will ensure that generations to come have the same rights,” she said. Property owners must submit a seawall report every five years, as well as a geotechnical report for some heavier industrial uses and developments. “This is a pretty widespread problem along the Detroit River.”Related stories:Muskegon owner fined $66k for Detroit River dock collapse240-lb sturgeon caught in Detroit River likely a century oldTeen drowns while swimming in Detroit River canalAnn Arbor eyes connection to Detroit waterCoast Guard rescues 3 from Detroit River, Lake ErieMan adopts dog he rescued from icy Detroit RiverToxic waste plant eyed as source of Detroit odorsDetroit air pollution levels drop amid COVID shutdownDetroit toxic ‘ooze’ site cleanup costs mountmlive.com
The Big Kahuna and 9 more water activities you may not know about in Metro Detroit
From the Big Kahuna Tiki Boat to inflatable water parks to swanky yacht cruises, here are 10 water related activities to do in and around Detroit. The Big KahunaThe Big Kahuna Tiki Boat by the Detroit Cycle Boat. These Tiki Boat tours are available in Detroit, St. Clair Shores and Wyandotte through Aloha Tiki Tours. Detroit Sails offers two hour sailing trips for up to four people on the Detroit River and Lake St Clair. Detroit River Sports Detroit River KayakingYou can enjoy the Detroit River via a kayak or stand up paddle board through Detroit River Sports tours.mlive.com
Work underway to restore globally rare, forested wetland on Michigan’s Belle Isle
DETROIT – The restoration of a unique-but-damaged ecosystem on Belle Isle is underway. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is working to bring back 200 acres of globally rare, forested wetland at the 2.5-mile-long island park in the Detroit River. Wet-mesic flatwoods – or forested wetlands – once were prominent along the Detroit River. The project, outlined in detail below, is the last of six Belle Isle projects that help alleviate impairments associated with the Detroit River Area of Concern . The construction timeline was carefully crafted to help protect the bald eagle nest on the island, according to the DNR.mlive.com
This Michigan’s Best Inland Lake is known as the ‘heart’ of the Great Lakes
Many people think it should be a Great Lake, but Lake St. Clair is not. It is, however, the top pick for Michigan’s Best Inland Lake in the Detroit region, and has fans from all across the state. “It’s not a Great Lake, it’s a fabulous lake,” John Burback said. “It’s know as “The Heart” of the Great Lakes. Follow our Michigan’s Best adventures on social media:@mlivemibest on Twitter@mlivemibest on InstagramFacebook at MLiveMIBest.mlive.com
240-pound sturgeon caught in Detroit River likely a century old
A photo of a monster-sized prehistoric fish laid out on a boat deck next to a much smaller person is evidence of one of the largest lake sturgeon ever recorded in the United States. The fish was caught last week by the Detroit River native species crew of the Alpena Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office, according to a news release via Facebook. She was quickly processed and returned to the river - but not before snapping the eye-catching photo. The conservation office describes the sturgeon as a “real-life river monster” and a “once in a lifetime catch.”Officials believe the fish has been roaming the Detroit River and surrounding waters for more than 100 years, hatching in the Detroit River around 1920. READ MORE:Guards needed to protect lake sturgeon traveling upstream in Michigan’s Black RiverSturgeon season on this Michigan lake lasted 2 hours, went over limit with 7 fishmlive.com
Fishing seasons for trout, inland walleye and northern pike open this weekend
Inland trout and salmon, and Lower Peninsula inland walleye and northern pike fishing seasons open on Saturday, April 24 – they’re the first to open for the 2021 season. The northern pike and walleye season will open Saturday on Lower Peninsula inland waters. The two species can be fished year-round on Lower Peninsula Great Lakes, Lake St. Clair, and the St. Clair and Detroit rivers. The walleye daily possession limit will remain at six fish through April 30, 2022, on Lake Erie, Detroit River, Lake St. Clair and the St. Clair River. Michigan’s muskellunge possession season opens Saturday, June 5, on all Great Lakes, inland waters, Lake St. Clair, and the St. Clair, St. Marys and Detroit rivers.mlive.com
Fishermen rescue deer stuck, struggling in Michigan river
GILBRALTAR, MI – Two fishermen saved a deer that was struggling in the Detroit River with no way to escape the water on Saturday, WDIV Detroit reports. The men who were fishing the river near Gilbraltar initially thought the doe was a log. The fishermen were able to bring the deer alongside their boat and guide it to land, a video shows. At first, the deer laid motionless with just its head on land. Two more men helped bring the deer onto shore where they laid her on grass and covered her with a coat.mlive.com
Man adopts dog he rescued from icy Detroit River
ECORSE, MI – A dog who survived frigid temperatures and a spat with a coyote before being rescued from ice along the Detroit River has been adopted by the man who rescued him. “Today the little Miracle dog was placed into the hands of the hero who saved his life,” the post reads. “That’s right, this dog who defied all the odds will now live happily ever after with the man who saved his life. The dog suffered frostbite that required surgery and had surgery for hip dysplasia. “Congrats Jude and family on the addition to your family.”mlive.com
Wyandotte police officers save 2 men from jumping into Detroit River
WYANDOTTE, Mich. – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said suicidal thoughts have increased in all age groups since the pandemic began. This month, Wyandotte police helped save two men -- one in his early 30′s the other in his late 50s -- from jumping in the Detroit River. Early Wednesday morning, police were trying desperately to prevent a man from jumping into the Detroit River. Ten days earlier, Wyandotte police received a call about another man trying to jump into the river. “A lot of people that are struggling and going through crisis, they think they’re alone and they’re not.
Metro Detroit weather: Expect blue skies and milder conditions on first spring afternoon of the year
This May 12, 2020, photo shows a general view of the Renaissance Center, headquarters for General Motors, along the Detroit skyline from the Detroit River. Scarves, gloves and hats can be shed by the middle of Saturday afternoon. Skies will be blue, the sun will be out and temperatures will rise to milder ranges. It will be chillier near the Detroit River and the big lakes. Watch: Saturday, March 20, 2021 afternoon weather updateThis is the perfect weather for an afternoon drive.
Man using submarine to smuggle drugs across Detroit River sentenced
DETROIT – Glen Richard Mousseau was sentenced Wednesday to 71 months imprisonment after having plead guilty to using a submarine business to smuggle drugs between the United States and Canada. Original Story: Man using submarine to smuggle drugs across Detroit River found tied to floating bags of marijuanaMousseau, 49, is from Windsor, Ontario, Canada. After trying to stop the vessel, agents said they saw two large bundles being thrown into the water. While approaching the bundles, agents said they saw an unconscious man in the water. More Information: Man using submarine to smuggle drugs across Detroit River found tied to floating bags of marijuana
How Detroit played a role in the Underground Railroad
DETROIT – The Underground Railroad -- dangerous path to freedom for slaves -- ran through Metro Detroit before heading into Canada. Here’s a look at some Detroiters who played big roles in the Underground Railroad and the historic sites in the city, as well as across the Detroit River in Canada, that you may not have ever noticed. READ: Work underway to restore Underground Railroad safe house in Walled LakeWatch the full report in the video above to learn more.
Dog rescued from Detroit River after being stuck on ice for 4 days
ECORSE, MI -- A small dog is recovering at a Michigan animal hospital after he was stranded on the icy Detroit River for four days last week. Patricia Trevino with the River Rouge Animal Shelter watched the dog from afar over the four days as it floated on river ice and other areas along the river in Ecorse, near the John D. Dingell Park, the AP reports. At one point, the dog was chased further onto the ice by coyote, Trevino said. The dog is now being taken care of at the Woodhaven Animal Hospital and updates on the dog’s condition have been posted to the hospital’s Facebook page. Good morning from Woodhaven Animal Hospital.mlive.com
Underground Railroad in Detroit: Important people, sites you might not know
DETROIT – Have you ever learned about George DeBaptiste? How about William Lambert? Here’s a look at some Detroiters who played big roles in the Underground Railroad, and the historic sites in the city (and just across the Detroit River in Canada) that you may never have noticed. Watch the full story above to learn all about it. More: Black History Month section
Dog rescued from frozen Detroit River recovering slowly
WOODHAVEN, Mich. – A dog who had been stranded on the frozen Detroit River for four days was rescued Saturday. A Metro Detroit veterinarian shed light Sunday on how the dog is doing and the unlikely thing that may have saved his life. ORIGINAL STORY: Dog rescued from frozen Detroit River after being stranded for days“He’s a miracle,” said Dr. Lucretia Greear, owner of Woodhaven Animal Hospital. Fonzi was stranded for four days on ice in Detroit River until a Good Samaritan -- who wished to remain anonymous -- reached him with an airboat and brought him to shore. He had blocks of ice frozen in his fur, was suffering frostbite, malnutrition and severe pancreatitis.
Dog rescued from frozen Detroit River after being stranded for days
ECORSE, Mich. – A dog who had been stranded on the frozen Detroit River for four days was rescued Saturday. Trevino said Fonzi was stuck on the river in the cold for four days. “Apparently a coyote came off Mud Island and chased him out further into the Detroit River,” Trevino said. As of Saturday the dog was very sick and expected to stay in the animal hospital for at least five days. UPDATE: Dog rescued from frozen Detroit River slowly recoveringThe Woodhaven Animal Hospital provided an update on Facebook Sunday about the dog’s condition and noted it was doing well.
Successful rescue ‘not likely’ after man falls through ice on Detroit River
DETROIT -- A search and rescue mission conducted on the Detroit River Wednesday is unlikely to be successful according to police after a man fell through the ice on the Detroit River. The man then fell through the ice around 5 p.m. and rescue crews have been unable to find him since. U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Jeremiah Schiessel said a successful rescue is “not likely” as crews suspended their search overnight. The Coast Guard was unable to get to the spot where the man fell in because the ice was too thin. The Coast Guard is expected to make a decision Thursday on if the rescue attempt will start again.mlive.com
Coast Guard searches for man reportedly seen falling through ice near Belle Isle
DETROIT – The U.S. Coast Guard said it is searching for a man who was reportedly seen falling through the ice Wednesday evening near Belle Isle. Emergency personnel responds to a report of a man fallen through the ice at Belle Isle on Feb. 17, 2021. The man was seen falling through the ice. The Coast Guard was conducting a search of the Detroit River on Wednesday night. More: Detroit River news
USA Today names Detroit International Riverwalk among best in country
DETROIT – We all know what makes the Detroit International Riverwalk so special -- the miles of amazing shoreline, the views of Canada, the family-friendly events, the parks, picnic areas and more. The Detroit Riverwalk has recently been named to the national publication’s “10Best Readers’ Choice Awards 2021.”The USA Today’s “10Best” editors and a panel of urban planning experts picked the top ten. You can vote now to make the Detroit International Riverwalk number one by clicking here. AdAccording to published reports, 3.5 million people visit the Detroit Riverwalk every year. The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy has invested more than $169 million in its revitalization.
New Michigan legislation would reinforce accountability of private dock owners
View of the Detroit River on Oct. 10, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.DETROIT – Michigan lawmakers have re-introduced legislation intended to protect waterways and public health by enhancing accountability of private dock owners. Last year, the Defenders exposed the unpermitted riverfront business going on at Revere Dock, which ultimately resulted in a dock collapse, spilling contaminated soil into the Detroit River. READ: Seawall damage puts Detroit River at risk, city issues tickets that are not being paidAdAbout a month after the Revere Dock collapse, another dock collapsed in St. Clair County. The legislation was introduced by Sen. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), Sen. Rosemary Bayer (D-Beverly Hills) and Sen. Erika Geiss (D-Taylor). Last year, the Defenders exposed the unpermitted riverfront business going on at Revere Dock, which ultimately resulted in a dock collapse, spilling contaminated soil into the Detroit River.
Seawall damage puts Detroit River at risk, city issues tickets that are not being paid
DETROIT – The Local 4 Defenders discovered another Riverfront business operating with a long list of violations on their seawall. Last year, the Defenders exposed the unpermitted Riverfront business going on at Revere Dock, which ultimately resulted in a dock collapse, spilling contaminated soil into the Detroit River. UPDATE: New Michigan legislation would reinforce accountability of private dock ownersThe city of Detroit issued 1,054 tickets. Sen. Stephanie Chang, who represents the district by the Riverfront, said she is worried we are going to see high water problems along the Detroit River. “Especially thinking about the fact that so many of us get our drinking water from the Detroit River.
New photos show Gordie Howe International Bridge construction progress
New photos of the Gordie Howe International Bridge construction site in Detroit show the project progress as of Jan. 28, 2021. DETROIT – New photos (view above) of the Gordie Howe International Bridge construction site in Detroit show the project progress as of Jan. 28, 2021. Officials said the Gordie Howe International Bridge will be the largest cable-stayed bridge in North America when it’s finished. Rendering of the Gordie Howe International Bridge from the WDBA. Read back: Gordie Howe International Bridge project includes 5 new pedestrian bridgesThis map shows the “four components” of the Gordie Howe International Bridge project -- click here to view a zoomed in version of the map:AdMap of four components of Gordie Howe International Bridge project (Gordie Howe International Bridge)For more information, go to www.gordiehoweinternationalbridge.com.
Dog stranded on ice saved in daring rescue in frigid Detroit River
DETROIT - Rescue crews risked their lives in the frigid water of the Detroit River to save a dog stranded on the ice. The Michigan Humane Animal Search and Rescue team saved this dog which was stranded on the icy Detroit River on January 4, 2021. (Photo by the Michigan Humane ASAR)The Michigan Humane Animal Search and Rescue was called in to save the dog by Detroit Animal Care and Control. The Michigan Humane Animal Search and Rescue team saved this dog which was stranded on the icy Detroit River on January 4, 2021. The Michigan Humane Animal Search and Rescue team saved this dog which was stranded on the icy Detroit River on January 4, 2021.mlive.com
Whitmer vetoes attempt to let hazmat trucks cross Ambassador Bridge
The restriction has been in place since the mid-1990s on the international crossing, which is operated by the billionaire Moroun family’s Detroit International Bridge Company. Currently, hazmat trucks must cross using either the Blue Water Bridge in Port Huron or the Detroit-Windsor Truck Ferry. State Sen. Stephanie Chang, D-Detroit, said she voted against the bill because of the hazmat provision, which is opposed by local residents and elected leaders in Detroit and Windsor. The Gordie Howe International Bridge, which is under construction and is expected to open in 2024, has been designed to handle hazmat truck traffic. Related stories:Moroun claims Michigan is costing him toll revenueWhitmer signs COVID-19 relief billWindsor officials oppose hazmat trucks on bridgeAmbassador Bridge tower camera captures falcon selfiePolice make huge meth bust at Detroit bridge crossingmlive.com
Freighter stuck in Detroit River slows some Great Lakes shipping
DETROIT (AP) — A freighter has become stuck in a Detroit River channel, slowing some shipping between the Great Lakes. The Harvest Spirit ran aground Wednesday on the Canadian side of the river, about 19 miles (30 kilometers) south of Detroit. “They apparently experienced some sort of lube oil failure and starting drifting,” U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Jeremiah Schiessel told The Detroit News. Officials have received no reports Thursday of pollution from the freighter, according to Lauren Solski, a Canadian Coast Guard spokeswoman. On Wednesday, the Canadian Coast Guard started directing other vessels, if their operators deemed it safe, to use the shallower Amherstburg Channel.mlive.com
Freighter aground on Detroit River now freed
DETROIT – A freighter that ran aground on the Detroit River has been freed Thursday. The U.S. Coast Guard tweeted that the the Harvest Spirit has been refloated and will undergo further inspection. The 500-foot freighter Harvest Spirit, aground in the Detroit River since Wednesday morning, was successfully refloated this afternoon and is safely anchored in U.S. waters while awaiting a thorough inspection. News release: https://t.co/uso2FQQpnp pic.twitter.com/L3X47zJDww — USCG Great Lakes (@USCGGreatLakes) December 4, 2020Shipping was routed to Detroit River’s Amherstburg Channel, east of Bois Blanc Island. The Detroit River is one of the busiest rivers for commercial shipping on the planet.
Tower camera captures falcon selfie on Ambassador Bridge
DETROIT – Oh hey there. Birdwatchers got an up-close look at a curious falcon thanks to a camera positioned atop the Ambassador Bridge on Wednesday. “We caught this falcon looking right int our tower cam.”RELATED: Check out falcon cam on U.P.’s International Bridge: 3 peregrine eggs seenAccording to the post, the falcon was photographed 350 feet above the Detroit River with Windsor in the background. The post includes the hashtags #falcon #birds and #unique. Completed in 1929, the Ambassador Bridge connects Detroit with Windsor, Ontario.mlive.com
Freighter Runs Aground In Detroit River
CBS Detroit – A freighter has run aground in the Detroit River near Grosse Ile, Michigan, and Amherstburg Ontario. The swift current of the Detroit River turned the ship sideways in the channel causing it to get stuck and is currently blocking the shipping channel. As of Wednesday, there haven’t been any reports of hazardous materials into the Detroit River. The salvage plan is still awaiting approval by the USCG and Canadian authorities according to the Detroit Free Press. Information from the Detroit Free Press contributed to this report.detroit.cbslocal.com
Freighter runs aground in Detroit River near Grosse Ile
DETROIT – A large freighter ran aground in the Detroit River near Grosse Ile on Wednesday morning, according to reports. The shipping industry news site Boatnerd reported that the Harvest Spirit ran aground in the Livingstone Channel in the area known as The Hole in the Wall. McKeil renamed the ship the Harvest Spirit upon purchase. “The Harvest Spirit will service a valued client of McKeil who is striving to meet the strong market demand for Canadian grain, soybean and canola products, McKeil President Scott Bravener, said in September. In fact, the demand for Canadian grain is booming, which is particularly encouraging news in these challenging times,” he said.mlive.com
Muskegon company fined $66k for Detroit River dock collapse
DETROIT, MI — A Muskegon firm will pay $66,000 to the state of Michigan this month for violations of state environmental law following a major failure of the company’s Detroit dock, which collapsed into the Detroit River last fall. In January, the city of Detroit fined Revere Dock $10,000 for illegally storing limestone at the site without a permit. Restoration plans follow months of back-and-forth between Revere Dock and EGLE, which called earlier work plans inadequate and directed improvements. Revere Dock previously installed new fencing, a berm to guard against erosion near a sinkhole that developed after the collapse, and other interim measures this year. EGLE says the agreement compels Revere Dock to complete the permitted work by July 2021.mlive.com
Best Water Trails in Metro Detroit, Ann Arbor and Beyond
You can do both on these water trails in metro Detroit and beyond. If you love water sports, or just like being outside and having an adventure, try going to one of these water trails in metro Detroit, Ann Arbor and beyond. Many of the water trails have places nearby to rent canoes or kayaks or you can bring your own. Float on down the trails to see all the nature surrounding some trails, or paddle around the city and experience the quiet in the metro Detroit area. Detroit River and Belle Isle Lagoon ToursDetroit River Sports and Riverside Kayak Connection offer Detroit canal and Belle Isle kayaking tours.metroparent.com
Major polluter US Steel is idling plants near Detroit and laying off employees
I strongly encourage anyone affected by these layoffs to contact my office to learn more about resources that can help.U.S. Steel is a major emitter of sulfur dioxide in southwest Detroit, Ecorse, and River Rouge a toxic landscape of smokestacks, coal piles, and gas flares. The combined sulfur dioxide levels in the area exceed the national standard, posing serious health risks to residents.Sulfur dioxide is very dangerous and can cause asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema. Short-term exposure can cause difficulty breathing, stomach pain, headaches, nausea, vomiting, fever, and irritation of the nose, throat, and lungs. But for the employees, the closure is a major setback.metrotimes.com
A decade of change on the Detroit River
While you may not have noticed it, a lot has changed on the Detroit River over the last decade. The citizens advocacy group Friends of the Detroit River (FDR) has been stewarding many of those efforts. As the fiduciary organization responsible for overseeing restoration of the Detroit River, FDR had an enormous task ahead of them. These two changes have resulted in a resurgence in wildlife at the Detroit River, according to the Detroit Zoological Society. Next time youre on Belle Isle or along the river, do your best to appreciate whats taken place over the next decade.detroit.curbed.com