Friday, September 23, 2016

Canada's Stand Against Bottled Water.




Nestle depleting ground water  Canada is taking a stand against Nestle and their bottled water.  In Michigan water drawn from aquifers and sending it out of the watershed bottle by bottle is affecting streams and ultimately, the Great Lakes.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

The Great Lakes Rock




The Great Lakes Rock

From the round surf-polished rocks of Lake Superior’s shore to the sand dunes of Lake Michigan, I have roamed and picked up stones: agates, pudding stones and some bearing copper or fossils.  And I hiked the alvars on the Door Peninsula and Ontario’s Bruce with their layered limestone shores bearing fossils of ancient salt seas.   Lake Huron’s green waters pour into Lake St. Clair and its silty marshes and then to Lake Erie teeming with birds and fish. The waters pick up speed in the Niagara River to take a tremendous plunge over Niagara Falls.  The rock underlying the falls will wear away in time I am told, but not in my life time.  Lake Ontario’s flat shores have good soil for vineyards and farm lands.  Sailors and sports fishers enjoy Lake Ontario’s riches and the lake flows out through the St. Lawrence River with a myriad rocky islands. 

pictured are layers of limestone on Wisconsin's Door Peninsula. This formation is called an alvar.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Oil and Water Do Not Mix

Oil pipeline under straits of Mackinac  click the link for a new documentary about Enbridge's old pipeline that is endangering the freshwater of the Great Lakes.